Kappa Search | Chicago Manufacturing Recruiters | Process Engineer

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago staffing firm that specializes in engineering, manufacturing, sales and supply chain recruitment and placement. For almost 20 years, we have been sourcing some of the most technical jobs in technical sales, technology, manufacturing and supply chain with the best people. We have grown from a regional recruiting firm into a national operation working with the most qualified individuals. We are currently recruiting for a process engineer with solid injection molded plastics experience. 

Process Engineer

Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities:

  • Refine process – reduce cycle time
  • Create process for new products
  • Create process sheets for each tool/machine combination
  • Maintain production – keep machine running and producing quality parts
  • Supervise material handlers – maintain proper organization of materials in the shop
  • Train other process technicians
  • Train material handlers on changeover preparation
  • Print production labels and packets
  • Perform basic maintenance on tools while they are in production
  • Color changeovers
  • Downtime code entry
  • Startup machines
  • Report to plant manager on machine/tooling issues

Job Description

Seeking a process technician that has a minimum of 6-8 experience. Interested in finding an individual that has had some form of formal injection molding schooling/education (either “on the job” or at a school). This person will also need to have managerial experience. One of the job’s responsibilities will be to supervise the material handlers.

Currently have the following machines. They range anywhere between 55 ton and 700 ton. Any experience with these machines is a plus.

  • Demag
  • Cincinnati Milacron
  • Van Dorn
  • Haitian
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive injection molding process knowledge
  • Extensive injection molding machine knowledge
  • Extensive Injection molding tooling knowledge
  • Extensive injection molding process trouble shooting skills
    • Ability to correctly diagnose/identify machine, tool, and part defect issues
  • Basic computer skills (knows how to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel (required))
  • Speaks fluent Spanish (plus, but not required)