Polymer Engineer–Tech Center
Job Function: Polymer Engineering
Location: Warren, MI
Job Type: Manufacturing Engineering
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Join GM in an exciting opportunity to become a PolymerEngineer. It is a dynamic environment –focusing on new product development for Chevy, GMC, Buick and Cadillac. Opportunity to work and improve developmentof new products from conception to execution.
Responsible for Design for Manufacturing (DFM)of major engineering projects involving part designs, injection molds, resinmaterials, cost control/value optimization, injection molding equipment,supplier management, plant and manufacturing processes in a centralizedmanufacturing engineering environment where a considerable amount of creativityand initiative is exercised.
Work collaboratively with a diverse group ofengineers, cross-functional engineers, or other engineering support personnelto drive quality into part designs and manufacturing processes throughout theentire program development cycle from part surface creation to mold validation.
Lead suppliers (e.g., Tier 1 Part Suppliers,Tool Vendors, Hot Runner Suppliers, Material Resin Suppliers, and InjectionMolding Filling Simulation Suppliers) in the development of thermoplastic partsand molds that produce optimal assemblies in the support of the Production PartApproval Process (PPAP).
Lead suppliers in the development of optimizedmolding process conditions that yield high quality parts at reduced cycle timesduring mold validations.
BS in Plastics, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering.
3-5 years of plastic processing and/or tooling experience.
Extremely high level of analytical ability where problems are unusual and difficult.
High degree of interpersonal oral and written communication skills - ability to work across cultures and languages to achieve results.
Working knowledge in latest version of Unigraphics or equivalent.
Working knowledge of injection mold filling analysis such as Autodesk-Moldflow.
Create tool concept sheets for critical parts / mold tooling as part of product development process standardized work for plastic parts. Seamlessly integrate tool concept sheets into a business process that facilitates allowable cost estimating. Closed loop follow-up on T1 validation outcomes as part of ME Polymer standard work to validate tooling.
Continuously improve Tier I supplier and GM internal mold tool and manufacturing processes, integrating kaizen opportunities back to GMW standards and SOR Appendix E8 through Process Review Meetings.
Support Strategic Tooling Iniative collaboration with Tier I’s and STI sources to create highest value solutions. Establish and sustain transparent work flow process between tool concept sheet input and allowable cost output.
Participated with Product Engineering development organizations to implement effective best practices.
Experienced with Class -A- surface appearance requirements in the automotive industry associated with as-molded, painted and/or wrapped parts.
Demonstrated capability to formulate solutions that optimize part design, tooling, and processing variables to enable low cost, high quality strategies.
Collaborated globally in the development of plastic part and tool designs that enable low cost, high quality parts. Demonstrated ability to provide plastic part and tool design solutions through the use of mold filling analysis software that leads to quality parts with reduced mold debug time.
Fosters collaboration and teamwork
Champion of change
Evidence strong character with integrity,honesty, accountability and trust
Sound communications (writing and verbal skills)
Basic Skills Preferred
MS inPlastics, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering and/or MBA.
10 yearsof plastic processing and/or tooling experience.
AutodeskMoldflow Associate Certification (desired).
AutodeskMoldflow Professional Certification (preferred).
Designfor Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (desired).
Designfor Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (preferred).
Scientificmolding and process control background such as RJG or equivalent.
Statisticaltechniques such as Six Sigma.
Formalproblem solving techniques such as Shainin and/or Design of Experiment (DOE).
Conversationaland technical language skills – Spanish, Portuguese, German, Korean, Chinese(preferred)