Design Engineer (Plastics)

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date Posted: 12-10-2018
WHAT WE NEED:
Global manufacturer seeks crack design engineer with solid plastic molded experience to provide technical leadership to busy department.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:
• Perform new material evaluations and build expertise and database on non metallic materials (Thermoplastics, thermo sets, filled or not) including but not limited to: the test conditions, test methods to be used, material mechanical / chemical / environmental performances as well as the associated injection molding parameters and constraints.
• Build expertise on non metallic materials applications in regard with company's fastener core business.
• Identify product technical specifications for which non metallic materials are fulfilling the needs, define best suitable material choice and promote the use of such materials.
• Designs and develops new products and product families.
• Modifies existing products to meet new customer demands and industry expectations.
• Analyzes research data and proposed product specifications to determine feasibility of product proposal.
• Performs R&D functions in selecting new applications, materials, manufacturing methods, finishes etc.
• Manages new product development projects from concept development to design/product definition, verification and validation.
• Prepares or coordinates preparation of product or system layout and detailed drawings.
• Coordinates building of product prototypes.
• Plans, develops and manages experimental design validation test programs.
• Compile and furnish necessary information (design and engineering decisions and reports of pertinent design analysis data) to document the design choices and solutions required for building prototypes and adoption of the design with possible involvement of other company functions and/or supplier personnel.
• Works with plastic, molding and finishing suppliers to develop qualify and implement technologies aimed at reducing costs, simplifying manufacturing, work with tooling vendors and manufacturing plants to design, fabricate, and qualify injection molding tooling. 


WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BRING TO THE POSITION:

A BS Degree
5++ years of recent plastic injection molding engineering experience.
A solid background in plastics. Aerospace background is a bonus.
Significant understanding of plastic molding processes.

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Robert Wilcox
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