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Senior Process Engineer - Plastics
Company: Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/16/2021
Expire Date: 10/16/2021
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Engineering, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Production, Quality Control, Research & Development, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Senior Process Engineer - Plastics

External Description

The Senior Process Engineer Plastics will support process engineering activities for the Indianapolis Site for Life Science Consumable Products. This person will support efforts to resolve product and/or process technical issues impacting product quality and delivery. Responsible for solving complex issues in a precision injection molding and injection blow molding environment through structured problem solving and development / implementation of solutions that meet quality and production goals while adhering to company procedures and industry and regulatory standards. The desired candidate should have experience with PFMEA, process capability & other statistical methods relevant to manufacturing processes, data analysis, problem solving methodologies (Six Sigma, 5 Why, 8-D), and error proofing.


  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Plastics Engineering, or related engineering degree or experience with 5-10 years experience in manufacturing or process engineering in a plastic molding environment.
  • Experience with injection molding, injection blow molding, and secondary processing operations related to plastics in a high volume operation.
  • Experience with data driven analysis methods such as DOE, SPC, Mold Flow Analysis, and FMEA.
  • Experience using CAD/CAE tools (SolidWorks preferred), GD&T, Minitab (or other statistical analysis software), and project management tools.
  • Knowledge and experience in Scientific Molding such as MATTECH or e-dart/RJG.
  • Demonstrated technical leader with an ability to manage multiple priorities, focus efforts, overcome obstacles, and complete key objectives.
  • Able to work well in a matrix organization and demonstrate strong communications and diplomacy competencies.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing tools.
  • Excellent technical writing and PC skills required (MS Office) with attention to detail
  • Knowledge of critical material properties of polymers and how they influence the molding process and final product. Experience with the processing of polyolefins preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide Mechanical Engineering support and Technical Leadership to the Plastics Engineering Team

  • Monitor and analyze molding process performance to define continuous improvement opportunities in daily production.
  • Implement quality and cost improvements
  • Develop and implement processing and tooling standards
  • Create Statements of Work and lead designs for specialized molding, assembly, and secondary equipment.
  • Develop and maintain molding process and tooling documentation
  • Establish and maintain process validation testing and documentation of new and existing molds, machines, and processes
  • Evaluate Plastic Processing Equipment for productivity and quality improvements and initiate business cases for new capital equipment.
  • Lead and execute design change activities in a regulated environment (FDA/ISO/Automotive) while meeting project deliverables.

Critical Competencies:

  • Utilizes Critical Thinking - Deals with complex concepts comfortably; is knowledgeable, capable and agile. Effectively copes with change and deals with ambiguity; doesn't let perfect get in the way of better; curious and learns on the fly.
  • Customer focused - dedicated to exceeding expectations of internal and external customers; establishes and grows effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect through mutual unfiltered feedback.
  • Drives for results - Is action-oriented and has a sense of urgency (does not let perfect get in the way of better). Can be counted on to establish high expectations, drive change, multi-task, and have impact.
  • Team Oriented - Creates strong commitment and promotes open dialogue, defines success in terms of the whole team; is inclusive and values input; inspires a feeling of purpose and value. Values each individuals work.
  • Uses complete understanding and wide application of technical concepts, theories, standards, and practices in chosen field and is expanding knowledge or related Disciplines. Full knowledge of industry standards and practices.

When you join us, youll also be joining Danahers global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, youll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.comto request accommodation.

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