Career Opportunity – Process Engineer, Molding Department

Position Purpose:

Process Engineer – Molding Department performs a variety of professional duties within the molding department. This would include, but is not limited to, focusing on ways to cut costs our of manufacturing operations in the molding department and streamlining processes to optimize production of products; reviews and recommends proper resins for processes; trains department personnel in processing and problem solving techniques; assists department in troubleshooting and solving departmental problems; recommends equipment to better automate manufacturing processes; functions as the point person for leading the department into lean manufacturing and implementation; improves profitability bottom line.

Key competencies include:

  • Develop, optimize and troubleshoot injection molding processes using a wide variety of engineered and commodity type resins.
  • Train department personnel on the latest problem solving, set-up and processing techniques.
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement projects geared toward reducing internal scrap and process costs and increasing production levels within the department.
  • Work closely with all Manufacturing and Administrative personnel to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Interface with the Department Manager to achieve daily and weekly production requirements.
  • Interface with the Sales, Project Engineering, Quality and Finishing Departments to assist with engineering changes connected with existing programs and new project start-ups with transition into production.
  • Oversee and coordinate all internal and external mold changes connected with existing production programs.
  • Assist with maintaining and updating all required departmental records per SOP and defined ISO requirements.
  • Identify, justify and implement new equipment and automation technologies to improve bottom line profitability.
  • Develop, implement and champion a Lean manufacturing environment.
  • Reviews and assesses department vis a vis safety and methods/procedures to improve safety, especially accident prevention.
  • Performs and is responsible for other duties and functions as delegated, directed, and necessary.

Reports to:

Manager of Molding Operations


Education: B.S. in Plastics / Polymer / Mechanical or related engineering discipline or certified training in Scientific Molding.

Knowledge: Must have knowledge and have successfully implemented and maintained a lean manufacturing environment within an injection molding setting.  Must have knowledge of engineering resins.  A working knowledge of injection molding equipment, mold operations, mold set-ups, plastic resins, and mixing procedures including math and measurement techniques/equipment.  Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing (working human relations skills).

Experience: Must have a minimum of 10 years of advanced injection molding, tooling, automation and assembly experience.  Engineering experience and background a must.

Independent Judgment: Constant.  Performs duties with little supervision, regularly makes independent judgments.  Must make independent decisions when required as to equipment, production and people problems.  Job requires leadership abilities.

Quality: Follow regulatory, company, and departmental procedures implicitly.  In the execution of the job function the Process Engineer must focus on the quality aspect of all activities.  Each assigned activity has at least indirect if not direct impact on the profitability of the department.  Doing the job right the first time and in a timely manner is important to meeting management expectations.  The Process Engineer is responsible for the quality output of the molding presses.  It should always be a goal to achieve zero defects on each job.  Material loss on start-ups as well as production rejects must be minimized at all times.  Quality product delivered to Ferriot customers is the number one priority.

Physical Exertion: Routinely lifts 25 lbs. or more. Occasionally requires lifting of heavy items; job requires being on feet most of the shift, bends, twists, stoops, walks, lifts and extensively uses hands, wrists and shoulders, legs, waist, and back; uses hand/eye coordination to remove mold, and operate a tow motor; has to work with and around heat and dusts; must be able to exert enough pressure to tighten mold bolts, connections and hook-ups.

Tools: Ratchets, knife(s), screw driver, hammer, wrenches, pry bars, molds, cans/drums, mixing tumblers, parts scale, staple machine, mills, bolts, clippers, pliers, sanders, funnels, channel locks, overhead crane, paper, markers, pencils, written policies and procedures, labor contract, conveyor ramps, automatic floor sweepers, brushes, vacuum loaders, tow motors, tape machines, band machines, truck docks, propane tanks, vacuums, brooms, locks and tag-outs, absorbents, rags gloves, dust masks, glasses/goggles, ladders, personal computer, network system, calculators, slide rules, and micrometers.

Attendance: Must be in attendance on a regular, full time basis and conform to all Company Attendance Policies. Due to the leadership and directional nature of this position, attendance is of the utmost importance.  The Process Engineer must be available and willing to work other shifts and overtime (including weekends) as necessary/required.


Salary Exempt. This is an “at will” position.


Interested individuals should fill out our online application. In-person applications are not accepted at our facility.

Ferriot, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Rev. 10/22/2020

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