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Product Development Engineer III - Mold Injection

Company: Nordson
Location: Loveland
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary Design and develop innovative products, product lines and custom components for the healthcare industry from concept to production in line with Nordson MEDICAL strategic goals and product roadmap. Plan, schedule, and co-ordinate detailed phases of the engineering work in major projects. Manage projects as per established 'Custom Fitting Product Development Process' in support of the 'Value Plastics Center'. Coordinate cross-functional team member activities to meet specified customer and corporate design, manufacturing and quality requirements.Create and maintain a positive working relationship with internal and OEM customers. Manage the activities and timelines of new product projects within the guidelines of company policies and product development procedures. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities * Plans, schedules and coordinates detailed phases of the engineering work; devise new approaches and performs work that includes a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard materials, and difficult coordination requirements. * Design and develop innovative products from concept to production that provides sustained competitive advantage to Nordson MEDICAL.* Displays originality and judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. * Coordinates appropriate communications with Nordson MEDICAL customers to facilitate transfer of customer requirements and project acceptance. * Combines broad knowledge of design skills, engineering principles, manufacturing techniques and analytical skills to create new products, and/or improvise existing products, which meet or exceed product requirements. * Refines technical data received from marketing & sales, customers and manufacturing team members, conducts appropriate evaluation, and creates detailed project scope, schedule, product specifications and risk analysis as per Nordson MEDICAL.New Product Development processes. Provides accurate and timely project status updates to appropriate Nordson MEDICAL personnel. * Directs efforts of Nordson MEDICAL. cross-functional team which is responsible for all aspects of launching new projects from concept to volume production.Coordinates regular status meetings with Nordson MEDICAL personnel as needed or requested. * Works on Technology development projects and at a minimum reports on those on a monthly basis. * Actively manages projects, works with the cross-functional team members and with effective communication smoothly accomplishes all project activities. Maintain project schedules current.* Work with internal and external stakeholders to implement strategies consistent with NPD and organizational growth objectives and core competencies. * Develop detailed engineering drawings, fixtures and gages for new products using accepted Nordson MEDICAL. tools. * Utilize input from all departments from within Nordson MEDICAL in the creation and implementation of Design FMEA, Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA).Assist the manufacturing engineer in the creation of Process FMEA. * Creates appropriate project plan/documentation to adequately create a Design History Record (DHR) of all projects within the guidelines of Nordson MEDICAL procedures and practices. Oversees the development and maintenance of appropriate work instructions and ISO procedures. * Develop test protocols for internal or external use; design and build test equipment; and perform design validation resulting in products that meets customer, design and manufacturing requirements.* Recommend enhancements to New Product Development Manager concerning potential changes to engineering processes which ensure compliance with Nordson MEDICAL Quality System and are in-line with appropriate GMP standards. * Manage outside contract resources to ensure on-time delivery of quality products and/or services. * Available on occasions to work on weekends, holidays and off-hours to support company requirements. Non-Essential Duties & Responsibilities: * Perform other duties as assigned, verbal and written.Education and Experience Requirements * A minimum of five years of experience in designing and manufacturing plastic injection molded products is required. * A Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or a University in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline is required. M.S in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline is desired. * Track record of creating innovative concepts.Minimum of three to five years experience is required developing new and innovative concepts for complex parts and/or assemblies. * A minimum of eight years of experience in general engineering field is required * Familiarity with GMP medical design and manufacturing principles is desired. Preferred Skills and Abilities * Possess good interpersonal communication skills to interface with customers as well as sales, marketing, engineering, manufacturing and tooling departments. As such, adequate experience in working with customers is required.* Knowledgeable of New Product Development stage-gate processes. * Knowledgeable of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) instituted by PMI. * Strong experience in using fundamental engineering principles in design and development of plastics part assemblies in a high volume manufacturing environment such as injection molding is required. Must be able to interpret appropriate SPC (Statistical Process Control) tools.* Strong experience in developing new and innovative concepts that meet customer requirements. * Knowledgeable of rapid prototyping methods to evaluate design and process requirements. * Hold patents and knowledgeable of patenting processes. * Experience in application of human factor interface design (HFID) in design and development of products is desired.* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical information. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to customers, top management, or boards of directors. * Must be able to read and interpret mechanical drawings, and understand the application of geometric tolerances.Must be able to use inspection devices (i.e. microscopes, calipers, gage pins, optical comparator, etc.) * Knowledgeable of advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Knowledgeable of mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis. * Possess good analytical and reasoning skills.Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Computer Skills: * Experience in use of one or more of these software tools (i.e. Solid Works, PDMWorks, Solid Edge, MS Project, Project Scheduler, and FEA Software such as COSMOS, Pro-E, and AutoCAD etc.) is required. * Proficient in use of typical desktop hardware and software (i.e.Dell/Compaq, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Must be able to use advanced functions in most standard office applications. * Proficient in use and navigation of a Windows operating system in a networked environment. * Upon completion of training, employee must be able to successfully navigate through VOXware (i.e.ERP Systems such as IFS, Oracle, and SAP) including proficiency in the Document Management, Project Management and Enterprise Management modules. Competencies: Customer Service Oriented Results Oriented/Accountability Professional Work Relations/Teamwork Knowledge of Job/Comprehension/Job Skills Technical Professional Knowledge Computer Skills Mechanical Skills Goal Achievement & Objective Setting Analysis/Analytical Skills Attention to Detail Project Management Risk Taking Multi-Tasking Initiative Judgment Dependability/Reliability Accuracy Critical Thinking Skill/Reasoning Decisiveness Cost Consciousness Leverages Technology Stress Tolerance/Ability to Work Under Problem Solving Planning & Organizing Time Management Skills Follow-Through Safety Awareness Working Conditions and Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use fingers to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel or crouch.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The ability to read and interpret details on a computer screen, drawing, or a physical part often in multiple colors is required. Work in a manufacturing/tool room environment (i.e.coolants, metal chips, noise up to 80 db etc.), and manufacturing cells where plastic injection parts are produced (i.e. plastic dust, pneumatic pick & place robots, material grinders, etc.). May fluctuate work time from 90% at a computer work station to 90% in a lab or production environment. Requires frequent periods of time working in injection molding, assembly and tool room areas.Office environment. 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 Equal Opportunity Statement 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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