Plastics Processing Engineer


Beverly, MA

Industry: Manufacturing


11 - 15 years

Posted 168 days ago

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7AC Technologies Inc. is a start-up company based in Beverly, MA that offers a new approach to air conditioning technology, delivering extreme energy savings and the ability to maximize climate friendly refrigerants. We are currently looking for a Plastics Processing Engineer to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dedicated team on a clean energy solution with global impact.


Overall Responsibilities:


The Plastics Processing Engineer plans, develops, directs and coordinates manufacturing processes. Develops, evaluates and improves manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, plastic manufacturing processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control. Responsible for process scale-up, technology transfers and validation. Confers with suppliers/contract manufacturers to determine process specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts and evaluates products according to specifying actions and quality standards. Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and engineering and other staff requirements regarding manufacturing production processes. Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements, process improvements and potential capacity.


Specific Duties:


  • Develops, documents, and implements plastic manufacturing methods needed to produce new products
  • Determines component material and tooling strategy to best meet component design, cost, capacity, and quality requirements
  • Leads and participates in DFMEA review, facilitates PFMEA and DFM reviews
  • Manages new tooling projects from capital request through to final validation
  • Recommends suppliers for component tooling placement; Reviews & approves proposed mold tooling designs
  • Facilitates and documents component technical meeting minutes
  • Supports Plant Operations as needed to trouble shoot part quality, supply or material obsolescence issues
  • Supports product transfer deliverables
  • Participates in Operations development meetings
  • Adheres to safety policy procedures
  • Recommends design changes, cost reductions, warranty improvements, and plastic manufacturing issues
  • Creates and develops new plastic manufacturing processes and concepts; oversees development
  • Performs root cause analysis and works towards resolutions
  • Writes manufacturing process specifications, documents test results, prepares process operating instructions and reviews technical literature
  • Participates in external and internal manufacturing process validation runs
  • Identifies and addresses gaps between future strategic objectives of the organization and current plastic engineering capabilities, competencies and skills
  • Performs other related duties as directed by the COO


Minimum Education, Experience and Other Requirements:


  • A Bachelor`s Degree in Plastics Engineering, Mechanical or Material Science Engineering or related engineering discipline is required, an Advanced Degree is preferred
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in plastics process development, scale up and/or optimization
  • Experience with all types of plastics processing from extrusion through injection molding
  • Demonstrated experience meeting goals and/or deadlines while maintaining accuracy and quality
  • Above average communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong documentation and Engineering Change control experiencepreferred
  • Experience with a variety of engineering tools (i.e. analytical, statistical, design, data collection, etc.)
  • Experience in Process Qualification / Validation, Six Sigma, and plastic part design preferred
  • Strong Microsoft Office, SolidWorks and Moldflow skills
  • Able to sit, type on a keyboard and use a mouse for up to 8 hours a day
  • Able move around office and production areas and perform fine hand manipulation
  • Able to communicate with other employees, customers and vendors in person and by phone and email
  • Able to move/lift items up to 20 lbs.
  • Able to travel via automobile and plane as needed


7AC offers medical, dental, life and disability insurance as well as a 401k plan. We are conveniently located in the Cummings Center in Beverly, MA. Employees enjoy easy access to the commuter rail, covered free parking, a variety restaurants and service providers including dry cleaners, daycare, post office, gym, etc.