Role details

Plastics Quality Engineer - Plastic Injection Molding

Springfield   •   USD60,000 - USD80,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Our client is a contract manufacturer for the medical device industry.
  • This position will continuously improve plastic injection molding operations.

About Our Client

The Plastics Quality Engineer - Plastics Injection Molding is with an international contract manufacturer located in Springfield MA. This company has doubled its size in the past five years and anticipates further growth as it branches into new industries including aerospace, medical device, automotive, and life sciences. This particular locations specializes in plastics and injection molding for the medical device industry.

Job Description


  • Develop injection molding processes using scientific injection molding principles.
  • Monitor existing molding and assembly processes, develop and execute continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Conduct root cause analysis of product quality issues and equipment failures. Develop robust solutions to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Document changes to processes and equipment using change management system (Agile).
  • Write and execute validation protocols (IQ/OQ/PQ) that comply with FDA regulations.
  • Identify, plan and execute cost savings projects including scrap reduction, uptime improvement and process simplification.
  • Participate in capital asset management team: analyze data on operating cost of current equipment and identify assets needing replacement.
  • Run small capital projects to improve manufacturing cost and efficiency.
  • Engineering contact for equipment vendors and contractors during development, build, and installation of new equipment.
  • Provide technical training and assistance to maintenance, operators and molding process technicians.

The Successful Applicant


  • 1-5 years' fulltime engineering experience in the plastics and injection molding industry
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering required.


  • Bachelor's degree in Plastics engineering.
  • Proficient in the use of project management tools, and application of continuous process improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma or equivalent.
  • Technical Knowledge of medical devices and Medical device industry
  • Strong engineering toolkit including advanced understanding and application of statistics, sampling plans, data analysis, DOE, GR&R, verification, validation, SPC, control plans, risk management, root cause analysis and tools (e.g. fishbone/Ishikawa diagrams), etc.
  • Demonstrated application of lean manufacturing and six sigma tools and processes

What's on Offer


  • Strong base salary
  • Great exposure to the medical device industry
  • Developmental role with growth opportunity in the first year
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Bonus potential
  • Relocation package for non-local candidates

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