Kappa Search | Chicago Employment Agency | Process Engineer Job

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago employment agency that specializes in the recruitment and placement of engineering,  manufacturing, sales and supply chain professionals.

Our client, a leader in the design and manufacture of plastic components for the automotive industry, has an immediate need for a Plastics Process Engineer at their SW Suburban Chicago facility. Responsibilities and requirements as follows;

  • Coordinate engineering efforts to ensure engineering of projects to meet client and manufacturing requirements
  • Regularly interface with customers to resolve issues
  • Facilitate communication between customer, sales, engineering functions, outside vendors, manufacturing and multi-facility groups
  • Maintain cost control and profitability through interaction with the accounting group, sales, tooling suppliers, and our customers
  • Coordinate tooling programs from kick-off to part production ready (customer and manufacturing approval)
  • Create and monitor project timelines
  • Develop and establish cost estimates and project options to support quoting function
  • Implement technical solutions to meet customer and company cost, quality, and delivery expectations
  • Actively participate in continual improvement, corrective action and customer satisfaction


  • B.S. degree in engineering field
  • 2 or more years of related experience or equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Strong and diverse technical injection molding tooling, materials, manufacturing, quality, and product design skills
  • Ability to use CAD to determine if tooling, equipment and part designs meet requirements
  • Ability to manage multiple large-scale projects
  • Demonstrated superior communication, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Ability to accurately quote design, tools/equipment, and parts
  • Ability to develop and meet project schedules, along with contingency plans
  • Will have several direct reports