Juno Pacific
  • 11-Jan-2018 to 12-Mar-2018 (EST)
  • Engineering
  • Anoka, MN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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


A 100-year tradition of quality

Cretex is a diversified family of manufacturing companies serving the medical market. Our companies share a common set of values, a common management system, and a pervasive focus on quality, customer service and responsiveness. We've been around for 100 years and by doing the right things well, we plan to be around for many more.

Upholding a true standard for ethical excellence

For nearly a century, Cretex has earned a reputation for consistently holding true to the core principles of honesty and integrity. Our employees take great pride in their work and the level of service they offer our customers. Because of this, our companies continue to earn the highest level of confidence and loyalty from our customers, suppliers, employees, owners and stakeholders.

Bringing the best together through technology and talent.

The Cretex Medical family of companies provide a broad range of contract manufacturing solutions to medical device OEMs. Our private ownership, long-term perspective and strong financial portfolio allow us to invest in the leading-edge manufacturing technologies and engineering resources required to meet the most exacting requirements of the medical device industry. Our growing portfolio of companies include rms, rms Surgical, Meier, JunoPacific, Spectralytics and QTS; providing manufacturing capabilities that include precision machining, plastic injection molding, micro stamping, metal forming, laser micromachining, surgical instruments and clean room assembly and 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!

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.

Position summary

The Plastics Process Engineer is responsible for the implementation and continuous improvement of high performance equipment, processes and documentation to ensure the operation meets or exceeds strategic business objectives.  This role will develop and execute validation protocols, specify and install new equipment and tooling, troubleshoot technical production issues, and drive operational excellence improvements.

Essential Job Functions                                                                

  • Utilize scientific molding principles to establish capable injection molding processes for new and existing tooling
  • Develop and execute validation protocols (IQ/OQ/PQ) that comply with FDA regulations
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and lead root cause/corrective action investigations
  • Create procedures and documentation to ensure a high level of operational execution
  • Support Operational Excellence by identifying and executing initiatives that lead to improved performance
  • Provide technical coaching and feedback to production employees and the technical support team
  • Communicate with customers as necessary regarding technical details of the manufacturing process
  • Creates, maintains and approves routers/BOMs
  • Specifies and implements process fixtures and test equipment
  • Assists with part cost estimation
  • Partners with the other business segments: sales/marketing, customer service, engineering, quality, and finance
  • Understands customer needs and the core business markets we serve
  • Ensures business systems are implemented, maintained, and functioning properly
  • Participates in required company meetings
  • Maintains an organized work area (5S)
  • Participates in the Operational Excellence Program
  • Supports and complies with the company's Quality System, ISO, and medical device requirements
  • Completes all other work duties as assigned

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • 1-3 years of hands-on experience with plastic injection molding machines, mold installation, auxiliary equipment and secondary operations
  • 10+ years of experience with process development at the injection molding machine
  • RJG training
  • Proficient computer skills in:   MS Office products (Work, Excel, and PowerPoint), MRP/ERP systems, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Project, and other business related systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Operates forklifts and overhead cranes
  • Proficient in use of basic metrology tools and equipment
  • Ability to read and understand technical documents and blue prints
  • Working knowledge of QSM, ISO 9001/13485, GMP, FDA regulation
  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism
  • Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data
  • Proficiency with 3D CAD software (i.e. ProE, Solidworks, etc.)
  • High level of energy, personal accountability and integrity
  • Detail oriented; checks own work, keeps accurate records, organizes information effectively
  • Ability to travel overnight (10%) either by land or air
  • Ability to consistently achieve short and long-term business results
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple tasks when needed
  • Ability to follow through on commitments and holds team members accountable
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills

Desirable Criteria & Qualifications

  • Experience in clean room medical molding and medical polymers
  • Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma experience
  • Continuing Education; including participation in local chapters, associations, and/or organizations

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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