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Process Engineer - Plastics

Company: W.L. Gore
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Job Description:

About Us: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates. Learn More.

About the Industry:Saving lives and improving the quality of life for patients is at the core of everything we do. This meaningful work gives purpose to our lives and inspires us to create solutions that make a difference in the lives of others. Learn More.

About the Role: This Process Engineer position will support as a Subject Matter Expert the assessment and advancement of Gore's internal capabilities and its key partners conducting molding, extrusion, and joining technologies. The successful candidate will demonstrate a fundamental scientific understanding of materials, plastics forming engineering particularly in injection molding, and a strong understanding of the equipment used to process plastics.

Responsibilities:


  • Helping to assess, establish and maintain the capabilities at our key suppliers in conjunction with Gore's Supply Chain function, Deployment Systems Platform technology specialists and New Product Development teams

  • Supporting external development and existing commercialized product support teams working with external suppliers

  • Providing support for technology development, building internal capability, supporting quick-turn prototyping, and manufacturing

  • Working to increase the engineering output of the platform by performing tasks which support the engineers and technologists on a daily basis

    Required Qualifications:


    • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a Bio-Medical, Materials, Plastics, Polymers or similar applicable engineering degrees

    • Minimum of 3 years' hands-on R&D or commercialized production injection molding experience is required

    • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement solutions to technical problems, independently and in partnership with technical colleagues

    • Competency in high-level statistics, engineering mathematics and strong mechanical aptitude

    • Competency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

    • Proficiency with 3D modeling with CAD systems (i.e., SolidWorks) to understand drawings

    • Experience designing, executing, interpreting, and documenting complex trouble-shooting experiments

    • Ability to work cross-functionally and be the technical SME face of Gore with partners, work with multiple project teams and be willing to work flexible hours

    • Strong capability to assess technical know-how and capability of new suppliers as potential partners

    • Flexibility and willingness to travel up to 25 - 30> to support technical issues with our world-wide partners, vendors, and collaborators as needed (may be up to 50& of time in concentrated project timelines)

      Desired Qualifications:


      • Understanding of plastics design, including plastic part design and designing for injection molding

      • Evaluate part design for manufacturability using mold flow analysis

      • Familiarity with the key equipment suppliers, and capabilities of equipment

      • Scientific injection molding process development

      • The capability to direct his/her own work independently

      • An aptitude and attitude of self-motivation

      • Exposure to Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing methodologies for DFM and to troubleshoot problems

        What We Offer: At Gore, we offer comprehensive, competitive rewards in the form of compensation and benefits. Among these are work-life balance and sports programs, 401(k) Plan with a gift, Associate Stock Ownership Plan, Health & Well-being program with full health plan, and a flexible working program. Within Gore, you will find a unique culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and opportunities for growth and development.

        Learn more about: benefits, diversity, and growth & development.

        We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In support of our values and continued success we are proud of Associates around the world who support an inclusive work environment, strive to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate, and ensure all Associates and external partners are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect.

        Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.

        Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

        Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)

        gore.com/change-life

        Our Talent Acquisition Team will be pleased to answer your questions via contact us.

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