Molding Engineering Manager

ConMed - Utica, NY (30+ days ago)3.5

Job Description
The Molding Engineering Manager will provide overall technical leadership and management for the Molding Engineering Group. He or she will apply plastics engineering and principles to the design of tools, manufacturing process development, documentation, and testing for molded parts. Development of responsibilities for this position will include Molding Operations line support activities as well as product / process improvements including cost reductions in the manufacturing process, support new product transfers to manufacturing, including tools transfers, overseeing technology development in accordance with company strategies, facilitate the transfer of manufacturing methods and or technologies within the company and or external business partners, develop and maintain all manufacturing documentation / work instructions. Develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with other sister sites, joint ventures, and OEMs; and ensures all FDA, ISO, GMP, and related regulatory requirements are consistently met in Molding Operations.

Manage and lead the technical activities of tooling, process, and project engineers for a precision captive molder of 40+ machines.
Budget, estimate part and tool costs, submit requests for project funding, plan project timelines, manage and support tooling supplier choices, develop and support engineering and manufacturing systems to support a highly technical molding facility, prioritize and drive projects including new product start up and cost reductions, sustaining engineering, cost reduction, responsible for the development, qualification, and validation of plastic processes, support and coordinate with Quality Assurance, execute part change orders, manage technical interface to internal customers, institute technical continuous improvement, and written reports to management.
Develop plastic parts with R&D for manufacturability, recommend polymer material choices, develop tooling concepts, define, select, and procure plastic manufacturing equipment, oversee the management of a tool maintenance and equipment maintenance.
Lead training programs and assist in developing technical human resources.

10 years minimum engineering manager experience in a precision/cosmetic injection molding plant (preferably medical products, especially devices).
Bachelor of Engineering (preferably manufacturing) minimum.
Technical injection molding, people, and business management skills (see below).
Self-motivated and ability to motivate and lead others with a positive attitude including leading training programs.
Detailed understanding of plastic part design, polymer materials, tooling, equipment (preferably including some automation), processing, validations (preferably medical), writing and communication skills.
Clear understanding of what it takes to injection mold quality parts.
Proven team player.
Can Position Be Remote?
Travel Requirement
0% - 20%
Company Information
CONMED Corporation is a progressive, global medical device company. Through thoughtful leadership, innovation and team work, we are changing the future of medicine. Our 3,500 employees worldwide make meaningful contributions, positively impact the business, and advance in their careers as our company and product portfolio grows.

We are a leader in Orthopedics, General Surgery, Gynecology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, and Anesthesiology and our employees enjoy challenging and diverse job opportunities across these varied specializations. We are headquartered in upstate New York with additional domestic facilities in FL, CA, MA, CO, and GA. We have an international presence in more than 20 locations throughout Europe, Australia, Latin America, Asia, North America, and the Middle East.

CONMED offers competitive compensation
Excellent healthcare including medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage
Short & long term disability plus life insurance - cost paid fully by CONMED
Retirement Savings Plan (401K) - company match dollar for dollar up to 7%
Employee stock purchase plan - allows stock purchases at discounted price
Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate level courses

CONMED is an Equal Opportunity Employer & an Affirmative Action Employer. CONMED is a strong advocate of workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status