Director of Engineering - Plastics

Medline Industries Inc - Mundelein, IL (30+ days ago)3.5

Medline Industries, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Director of Engineering located at our office in Mundelein, IL. This individual will oversee our plastics injection molding function within our Dynacor division. Modify existing product designs, improve production techniques and develop test procedures. Investigate current practices and scope. Develop and implement changes that will improve operational productivity.
Determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness and customer demand for new and existing products.
Forecast operating costs of department and prepare budget requests
Identify ways to increase operational productivity (i.e. warehouse, manufacturing, reorder, buying and production control).
Develop quality protocols for new packaging material. Ensure that new products meet the strict quality and performance standards set by the division (i.e. burst testing & tensile tests).
Perform complex assignments to develop new and/or enhance existing procedures, statistical analysis, inspections, and validation activities. Contribute to the organization's process improvement activities.
Analyze costs related to capital expenditures to determine breakeven points, payback and associated hard and soft savings.
Conduct training, when appropriate, on engineering concepts and tools, including but not limited to inspection, measurement and test methods.
Develop and mentor staff through on-boarding, open communication, training and development opportunities and performance management processes; build and maintain employee morale and motivation; ensure the team is appropriately staffed with required competencies.
Medline offers a business casual, entrepreneurial work environment with strong growth potential, a competitive compensation package, and a complete benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance; 401(k) with company match. And much more!

Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline.
At least 6 years experience in manufacturing / warehouse environment.
At least 4 years of experience managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating and directing people as they work
Advanced skill levels in technical writing, research paper writing and/or experimental design.
Advanced level skill in Microsoft Office Suite.
Basic AS400 or ERP systems knowledge.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience within a plastics manufacturing environment.
Experience with injection molding.
Experience within a medical device manufacturing environment.