Juno Pacific
  • 04-Jan-2021 to 17-May-2021 (EST)
  • JunoPacific, Anoka
  • Anoka, MN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Profit Sharing, Short-Term Disability, Life Insurance, PTO


JunoPacific combines the full resources of facilities located in key medical device markets in Minneapolis/St. Paul and the Silicon Valley, focusing on medical molding and assembly. Services range from tooling, part design and prototyping to micro/close tolerance molding, single and true multi-shot injection molding, vertical molding, reel-to-reel, insert molding, complex tooling that includes Spin-stack and rotary platen, multi-component/multi-material product assembly, secondary operations and validated sterile packaging.

JunoPacific, a Cretex Medical Company, is a custom medical device design, development, manufacturing and assembly operation supplying clients worldwide with high quality, reliable, and FDA/GMP compliant components and fully kitted medical devices. Join our dedicated team of professionals!

Position summary

The Plastics Process Engineering Tech will be responsible for the development and execution of all key technical molding operations including the establishment of process parameters, support of validation activities, and troubleshooting production issues in an injection molding manufacturing facility.

Essential Job Functions

  • Utilize scientific molding principles to establish capable processes for new and existing tooling including the use of modelling tools to simulate and understand the material flow
  • Standardize and support set-up procedures and standard tools to continuously reduce set-up times
  • Develop, model and document processes that demonstrate the achievement of functional, financial, and quality goals
  • Participate in the development of validation protocols in cooperation with Quality, Sales, and Operations functions
  • Execute comprehensive OQ protocols that clearly define, demonstrate, and document process windows sufficient to achieve Process Capabilities that meet or exceed Customer's and/or Cretex Process Capability requirements on critical to quality features
  • Support the Quality team while they execute comprehensive PQ protocols that clearly define, demonstrate, and document process windows sufficient to achieve Process Capabilities that meet or exceed Customer's and/or Cretex Process Capability requirements on critical to quality features
  • Identify and support continuous improvement opportunities for processes that are performing below Cretex quality standards
  • In collaboration with Quality, analyze weekly yield and inspection data to identify and resolve problem processes and tools
  • In collaboration with Operations, analyze weekly delivery and productivity data to identify and resolve problem processes and tools
  • Provide technical coaching and feedback to production employees and the support team
  • Communicate with customers as necessary regarding technical details of the molding and validation process
  • Subject matter expert in: Plastics Processing
  • Monitor the utilization of employee safety and OE programs
  • Partner with the other business segments: sales/marketing, customer service, engineering, quality, and finance
  • Understand customer needs and the core business markets we serve
  • Ensure business systems are implemented, maintained, and functioning properly
  • Support and comply with the company Quality System, ISO, and medical device requirements
  • Read, understand, and follow work instructions and standard work
  • Partner with other business segments: sales/marketing, customer service, engineering, quality, and finance
  • Understand customer needs and the core business markets we serve
  • Ensure business systems are implemented, maintained, and functioning properly
  • Participate in required company meetings
  • Maintain an organized work area (5S)
  • Participate in the Operational Excellence Program
  • Complete all other work duties as assigned
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment

Minimum Requirements, Education & Experience (incl. KSA's and certifications)

  • 3-5 years of injection molding experience with a strong preference towards Plastic Injection Molding
  • Ability to read and understand quality plans
  • Must possess the understanding of the Rheology of polymers
  • Must possess the ability to troubleshoot issues using disciplined root cause analysis tools
  • Complete understanding of a variety of plastic injection molding machines and secondary operations equipment
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Ability to consistently achieve short- and long-term business results
  • Ability to follow through on commitments and holds team members accountable
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask

Desirable Criteria & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or equivalent training and experience
  • Experience with molding small-micro molded components
  • Supervisory experience
  • Continuing Education; including participation in local chapters, associations, and/or organizations

Physical & Environmental Demands

Cretex Companies use cutting oils, solvents, and other chemicals in the manufacturing process. Testing is conducted on a periodic basis to ensure that all chemicals are kept well below the OSHA permissible exposure levels

Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, family status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected status as required by law.

Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment and eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify

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