Plastics Extrusion Engineer
Nordson Corporation

Easton, Pennsylvania

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Collaboration drives Nordson's success as a market leader in Industrial Precision Solutions and Advanced Technology. Our employees thrive in an environment where we help each other reach our personal best and enable our company to continuously improve and grow, and our customers to succeed. You will find Nordson employees sharing our success by giving back in the communities around the world where we live and work.

Nordson MEDICAL designs, engineers and manufactures complex devices and components with applications in wound healing, surgical and minimally invasive, fluid management, pulmonology and interventional and structural heart. Our pioneering Advanced Polymers team was the first to manufacture and supply medical balloons to the medical device industry. Nordson MEDICAL works with doctors, start-ups and large medical companies around the world at any point in the product lifecycle, from concept to launch and beyond.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Plastics Extrusion Engineer is responsible for the following functions:

  • Reads product drawings and specifications to determine machine and extrusion tooling necessary based on material requirements.
  • Improve equipment startup issues, standardize production processes, improve material utilization/ yield and quality as well as reduce scrap and other costs such as changeover time through lean manufacturing concepts.
  • Initiate and conduct engineering studies/projects for new processes, process changes and improvements to (1) improve safety in manufacturing, (2) improve product quality and uniformity, and (3) increase production efficiency and decrease standard costs.
  • Independently design and conduct statistically valid, scientifically sound feasibility studies and process development projects, and prepare timely written updates and report of these activities.
  • Work to improve yields on key process improvement projects.
  • Perform and assist with extrusion process validations (IQ, OQ and PQ).
  • Evaluate and recommend equipment to implement new projects, specify equipment necessary for capital improvements.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and/or Solid works and utilize these tools to make overall extrusion process efficient and project-based tooling/fixture design.
  • Interface with customers and suppliers on project matters process capability studies, product quality issues, etc.
  • Support quoting activities within material selection and process development.
  • Initiate and conduct engineering studies/projects for new processes, process changes and improvements to (1) improve safety in manufacturing, (2) improve product quality and uniformity, and (3) increase production efficiency and decrease standard costs.
  • Independently design and conduct statistically valid, scientifically sound feasibility studies and process development projects, and prepare timely written updates and report of these activities.
  • Communications with executive staff, coworkers, customers, vendors, and other business contacts.
  • Partner with customers to solve technical issues and determine customer requirements.
  • Provide training to manufacturing personnel for new processes and products.
  • Assist in the transition of product from prototype to production.
  • Oversee the implementation of new equipment.
  • Troubleshoot problems with exiting production processes.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or relevant degree is preferred; 6 years of relevant experience is required in lieu of a degree
  • A minimum of 2+ years' hands on experience in extrusion process. Preferably in the medical device manufacturing industry.

SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; basic computer skills, and related office software applications.
  • Experience in developing and delivering presentations, meetings, and training events.
  • Must be able to demonstrate superior technical knowledge of plastics extrusion materials, process and problem solving. Multi lumens experience is required.
  • Ability to comprehend technical details and be able to interface with both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Organized, self-motivated, detail oriented, flexible in scheduling and prioritization.
  • Able to connect potential technical opportunities to realized outcomes, anticipating all appropriate intermediate and long-range steps.
  • Able to adjust tasks in accordance with changing deadlines and priorities.

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

Minimal

Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.


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