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Senior Molding Engineer

Position Summary:  At CooperSurgical, women's health is our focus.  We are the trusted source for medical instruments, devices, and disposables that serve the healthcare needs of women throughout their lives.  We continue to foster that position through expansion of our core businesses and the introduction of advanced, technology-based products that aid clinicians in the management and treatment of commonly seen conditions.  R&D is currently seeking a dynamic Senior Molding Engineer to join our team based in Trumbull, CT.  The right candidate will be excited to provide design and development support to existing and in-development products, be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, and derive satisfaction from knowing that her or his efforts ultimately lead to improved quality of life for our patients.  The Senior Molding Engineer is the primary technical resource on a product development or sustaining engineering team and performs her or his duties with minimal supervision.  The position is responsible for providing technical leadership to the development team such as molding and tooling expertise, design for moldability input, part development, testing, troubleshooting, technical documentation, transfer to manufacturing, and conformance to all relevant regulations. Responsibilities: Provides expert technical input in the areas of molding and toolmaking.  Guides development teams and designers with respect to the moldability of component parts. Manages mold and tooling vendors based on project needs. Creates protocols, runs experiments and writes reports. Analyzes moderate to high complexity engineering problems, defines problem, recommends and implements solutions. Completes product documentation of moderate to high complexity. May lead projects of limited complexity. Skills: Proficient in toolmaking concepts. Proficient in mold flow analysis. Experience with mechanical design tools (SolidWorks, AutoCAD), GD&T, Finite Element Analysis, free body diagrams, FMEA, engineering drawings and documentation. Experience with root cause analysis and corrective/preventive action procedures. Proficient in launching products. Proficient in analysis and problem solving.  Proficient in creating tooling budgets and meeting timelines. Proficient in estimating component part costs. Experience with lab testing and fabrication equipment (force gauges & test stands w/data acquisition, 3d printers, etc.) Proficient in interacting with all functions within a business. Ability to utilize common office and web-based software (email, spreadsheets, word processing, presentations) effectively. Ability to effectively present technical materials to non-technical personnel. Knowledgeable of and work within FDA, MDD, ISO, CSI and other relevant standards.   Impact: Work contributes to the launch of new products, defining and solving field and manufacturing related problems as a supporting or lead member of a team. Work contributes to the continual improvement of current products. Work contributes to projects that are critical to the future success of the business. Interactions: Interacts with R&D staff and cross-functional partners (Marketing, Manufacturing, RA, QA, labeling, legal, etc.) on a daily basis. Interacts with customers and vendors. Will interact with organizational leaders on an infrequent basis. Accomplishments: Has launched numerous products in the medical device field of low to moderate complexity. Contributed as team member to launch of new products. Contributed as team member to sustaining engineering activities. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with 10+ years industry experience, Master's degree in engineering with 8+ years industry experience, PhD with 5+ years industry experience. Thorough understanding of medical device manufacturing, especially as it relates to FDA (cGMP) manufacturing requirements. Passing a background check, which may include verification of prior employment, criminal conviction, educational and driving records.
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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