11 Jan 2017


Design Engine – Posted by jobsSkokie, Illinois, United States

Manufacturing Engineer

Job Description


American Louver/PlasticadeSkokie, IL

Manufacturing Engineer is eager to use your hands-on automation development talent and plastics application experience in an employee empowering environment? Do you want to join a team of brilliant and collaborative Engineers who use their talents to strengthen our business while reaping the rewards? American Louver/Plasticade has an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer with blow molding experience, who will manage capital equipment projects and process development in the Production Department.

Founded in 1954 as American Louver Company, Plasticade is a leading marketer and manufacturer of products that help businesses grow. Our products that include sign frames and traffic safety devices are valued because they provide comfort, safety and promotional opportunities to businesses and consumers. We are a growing and financially strong company with competitive perks! Visit us at www. plasticade.com. (EOE)


  • Identify and specify capital equipment not limited to: blow molding, injection molding, extrusion machines and all auxiliary equipment and tooling associated with these processes
  • Develop machine installation plans to include riggers, electricians, plumbers, concrete and facilities preparation
  • Collaborate with machine builders to design, jigs, fixtures, and semi-automated fixtures
  • Maintain performance and precision of process equipment with assistance of Maintenance Dept and outside vendors
  • Manage new product and/or process development projects; provide status reports of projects
  • Identify, coordinate and implement tooling, process and/or training requirements with emphasis on continuous improvements
  • Perform experiments in equipment processing and testing
  • Identify cost saving process improvements and perform ROI analysis
  • Assist in troubleshooting issues with assembly equipment and auxiliary machines
  • Assist in troubleshooting blow mold, injection, and extrusion molding processes
  • Develop and implement operating procedures and work instructions
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • At least 10 years of hands-on experience in development automation and plastics application experience in the manufacturing environment
  • Process familiarity with extrusion blow molding, injection blow molding and extrusion is a plus
  • Knowledge and understanding of plastics: HDPE, LDPE, PP, reinforced PP, PVC
  • Knowledge of molds, jigs, semi-automated and automated processes
  • Flexibility to manage simultaneous projects
  • Self-directed; ability to identify and prioritize high value activities
  • Problem solver who is results and detailed oriented
  • Strong analytical and time management skills
  • Strong written and communication skills; ability to interact with all employee levels
  • Experience with Solidworks
  • Computer savvy; Microsoft Office etc.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Manufacturing Engineering: 10 years

How to Apply


Job Categories: Engineering, Machining, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineer, Mold Design, Molding, Plastics, and Solidworks. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: design, injection mold, plastic extrusion, Plastics, and SolidWorks. Salary: BOE. Job expires in Endless.

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