Product Development Engineer - Manager
Company: American Plastics, LLC
Posted on: May 27, 2023
---Create presentations on new innovative concepts, new products, and existing products for Product Line Reviews, Business Reviews, and Requests for Quotes from customers.
---Travel for meetings when necessary, including Product Line Reviews, Trade Shows, Customer events, etc.
---Attend sales meetings to ensure alignment on new sales initiatives.
Machinery & Equipment:
---Request quotes for machines needed for product assembly for operations.
---Review and communicate designs to operations.
---Communicate design changes to vendor and monitor alterations when needed.
---Request PO's, document and send to accounting.
---Track, document and communicate to accounting on when invoices can be processed.
---Manage prototyping priorities to Lead Product Engineer.
---Order materials - request quotes, request PO's, document and send to vendor.
---Track, document and communicate to accounting on when invoices can be processed and tracked with specific project numbers.
---Handle special projects, custom prototypes or gifts for sales team.
---Trouble shoot printer issues.
---Purchase prototyping tools and supplies.
---Create renders for new product labels when imagery is not available.
---Involvement in the development process of label artwork - making revisions and verifying information
---DocuSign label proofing process - populate proofing sheet, gather and verify information, track and file proofs, create DocuSign file for approvals, send approved label proofs to vendor/purchasing.
---Create internal testing report sheets for documenting.
---Develop and use appropriate testing protocols.
---Perform internal testing - performance testing, material testing & coordinating, new supplier testing.
---Record, document and create reports for internal tests.
---Handle 3rd party testing requests from customers - directing sample requests, filling out testing documentation or testing request forms, tracking and documenting invoices for testing, filing testing reports, handling of other related items.
---Setup shipments for shipping prototypes, product samples, machinery & assembly equipment when needed.
---Loading and unloading shipments when needed.
---Create drawings and figure specs for components needed for new products.
---Request costs for components from multiple vendors.
---Record and present costs leadership.
---Communicate preferred vendor to purchasing/procurement.
---Manage upkeep of lab, testing areas, and planograms with IC Team.
---Daily involvement with the Sales team - answering emails/questions and providing information.
---Daily involvement with Operations team - answering emails/question, providing information.
---Daily involvement with Customer Service teams - answering emails/questions, providing information
---Bachelor's degree in mechanical or plastics Engineering.
---8+ Years experience of hands-on injection molding experience
---5+ Years experience with Product Design of plastic injection molded products
---Injection Molding training & certifications preferred.
---Solidworks Professional Certification required.
---Strong communication skills
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