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Design Engineer

SUMMARY:

Plan, organize and execute projects, under Manager’s direction, related to the design and development of new products and tooling or modifications to existing tooling. The Design Engineer ensures that the design conforms to the tooling specifications, is manufacturable at estimated costs, and is technically sound. The engineer will prepare conceptual and working layouts and oversee or prepare final layouts, assembly and detail drawings including bills of material. As well as, coordinate the fabrication, assembly, testing and debugging of prototype tooling, production tooling, and equipment. The engineer ensures that projects are completed on schedule and within budget, and result in commercial equipment that operates in accordance with specifications.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare project plans and schedules for the development of new products and tooling, or modification of existing tooling in support of the company’s market objectives.
  • Create conceptual designs and ensure the designs conform to specifications, are completed on schedule, are manufacturable at estimated costs, and are technically sound.
  • Prepare conceptual and working layouts and oversee or prepare final layouts, assembly and detail drawings including bills of material.
  • Coordinate the fabrication, assembly, testing and debugging of prototype tooling, production tooling, and equipment. Ensure tooling and/or equipment is manufactured within budget, according to specs, and on schedule.
  • Arrange for the manufacture of samples for customers to evaluate product.
  • Manage projects so that they are completed on schedule and within budget and result in commercial tooling and equipment that operates in accordance with specifications.
  • Plan and organize own day-to-day activities, and project team activities to ensure that operational responsibilities are satisfactorily performed, that special projects and assignments are effectively completed, and performance standards are achieved.
  • Maintain project and engineering documentation (electronic and hardcopy) including revision control.
  • Prepare project appropriations and maintain appropriate documentation regarding status of projects including regular reports on project status, problems, and developments.
  • Prepare operating, maintenance, and troubleshooting manuals related to tooling and equipment.
  • Work with and/ or direct project activity at all manufacturing plants
  • Maintain effective and productive relationships with superiors, peers, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, and other company personnel, so that coordination of effort is optimal and so as to facilitate achievement of standards of performance.
  • Maintain effective and productive relationships with customers and vendors.
  • Continue to develop and broaden technical skills and knowledge so as to maximize effectiveness.
  • Responsible for reporting any food packaging safety problems to plant management.
  • In the incumbents absence these responsibilities will be transferred to another Design Engineer.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Creative Conceptual Skills; Engineering Analysis; Tool and Machine Design; Plastic Thermoforming; Project Scheduling and Management; Written and verbal communication skills; Supervisory skills; Ability to use precision measuring devices; 3D Modeling/ CAD Skills (AutoCAD and SolidWorks preferred); Microsoft Office.
Must be trained and follow company policies on GMP, sanitation, pre-requisite programs, chemical control and food safety plans and policies.
Must be competent to carry out food packaging safety and quality responsibilities.

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:

3-5 years of Engineering Project Management, Tool Design, Equipment Design, Product Design, and/ or Manufacturing Engineering.
Bachelors of Science Technical Degree; Mechanical Engineering preferred. Work related experience will be considered (minimum of 5 years experience with some college coursework/ technical training).

Winpak offers competitive salary and benefit packages as well as excellent opportunities for professional growth and development based upon the global location of the available position.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume and salary expectations by November 30, 2019 to:

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, WINPAK PORTION PACKAGING, INC. 3345 BUTLER AVENUE, SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL 60411-5590, Email: chicagojobs@wpp.winpak.com, Fax: (708) 755-7257

Winpak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Pre-employment drug/alcohol/background screening may be required based on facility location.

Although we appreciate all applicants, only qualified applicants will be considered for interviews.