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Manufacturing Engineer, Plastics (2021)


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  42917



  • Specify, develop, validate and install new equipment and tools
  • Leads the design, development, and improvement of manufacturing processes for an assigned area
  • Utilize project management skills to plan and execute assigned projects; manage budget as required
  • Understand & lead safety / ergonomic requirements
  • Implement manufacturing system best practices and common systems globally
  • Lead the implementation, support, and provide continuous improvement of lean and agile manufacturing systems.
  • Estimate lead time and cost of capital equipment.
  • Estimate lead time and cost of tooling, molds, and special equipment.
  • Develop common manufacturing systems for global implementation
  • Develop, specify, validate and install new equipment and tools globally
  • Communicate with all stakeholders, supervisors, engineers, skilled trades, etc. to meet customer needs



DEGREE: Bachelors                

MAJOR:  Plastics / Mechanical /or Manufacturing Engineering


  • Working Knowledge with plastic machine, tool, and die design.
  • Working knowledge of injection molding process, mold machines, and molds.
  • Working knowledge of plastic joining operations such as hot plate welding, sonic welding, and spin welding.
  • Working knowledge of pneumatics, hydraulics, and electrical controls
  • High level of analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Knowledge of GD&T
  • Ability and willingness to travel globally to Nexteer locations and supplier locations.
  • Knowledge of Quality Network and Shanin / Six Sigma preferred
  • Knowledge of TS-16949 and ISO-14001 preferred
  • Previous experience in manufacturing industrial product, tool or design engineering, and AUTO CAD preferred
  • 5-10 years previous experience with plastic processing, tool and equipment build or equivalent preferred



Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


VEVRAA Federal Contractor


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Nearest Major Market: Saginaw