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  • Job Title
  • Molding Manufacturing Engineer
  • Location
  • Reno
  • Job Number
  • 126005
  • State
  • Nevada
  • Job Class
  • Full Time
  • Category
  • Engineering
Job Description

Innovative and growing manufacturer in Reno, NV is adding to their team and looking for an experienced Molding Manufacturing Engineer that can hit the ground running! In this crucial role, you will play an important part in managing the manufacturing processes by creatively planning, optimizing and collaborating with other team members.

Position Overview:

  • Identify opportunities for cost reduction and process and yield improvements by analyzing manufacturing processes, defect/scrap data, and complaint data and trends.
  • Drive completion of tool qualifications, first article inspection, cosmetic quality, process validation, failure analysis, process changes and risk analysis at plastics and parts suppliers.
  • New Capacity and Replacement Tooling
  • Monitor and validate existing molding processes and molds to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Participate in design reviews with key stakeholders (Product Development Mechanical Engineers, Mfg. Engineers, Plastic parts suppliers etc.) to ensure Design for Manufacturing principles are employed and all specifications are met.
  • Work closely with Mechanical Engineers to evaluate manufacturability improvements for in-production designs.
  • Partner with suppliers to ensure robust validation practices (DOEs, Operational Qualifications, Performance Qualifications, Test Method Validation, etc.) are utilized.
  • Confirm the delivery of solid, repeatable processes with durable repeatable molds to production support
  • Interfaces with contract manufacturers and upstream plastic suppliers to support investigation of component/material issues or supply constraints and assists with troubleshooting remotely and/or on-site at the manufacturing facilities.
  • Accountable for identification of risks and evaluation of solution options.
  • Supports new supplier evaluations.


  • BS Degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical, or similar from and accredited college.
  • 5+ years' experience in plastics,injection or silicone molding tool design and qualification, and molding process validation.
  • Experience in tool design and qualification, and molding process validation.
  • 4+ years' experience manufacturing in an ISO/FDA controlled environment.
  • Machine shop background is a plus
  • Experience working in a Cleanroom environment is preferred, as well as automated packaging systems, &in-line vision systems
  • Preferred experience in PANDA printing systems, automation trouble shooting and PLC knowledge
  • 3D CAD proficiency .
  • Well versed in Six Sigma methodologies,continuous improvment, design of experiments, lean manufacturing principles, and FMEAs.
  • Design and development experience of manufacturing-related process and/or equipment.
  • Ability to multi-task in an every changing environment with multiple projects while maintaining accuracy and meeting deadlines.

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