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IDEX Process Engineer - Injection Molding in Crawfordsville, Indiana

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About this company:

Banjo Corporation, a Liquid Handling Products Company, located outside of Indianapolis, IN, specializes in injection molding of glass-reinforced polypropylene with an excellent reputation for high quality. Banjo offers an extensive product line to a vast array of agricultural and industrial applications. Our products are marketed and sold all over the world and include: Valves, Manifold Systems, IBC/Tank Accessories, Line Strainers, and Pumps. In business for over 60 years, Banjo is a Business Unit of IDEX Corporation which is based in Lake Forest, IL, and is an applied solutions company with 6,800 employees and operations on six continents.

Summary: Develops, implements / maintains methods and defines the operation sequence for injection molding processes used in the manufacture of various valve and pump components. Interfaces with New Product Design Engineering on the readiness for manufacturing. Determines time standards and makes technical recommendations for injection molding tooling and equipment for new and/or existing production lines. Evaluates, selects and purchases equipment that is most appropriate for application and cost effective for the manufacture of Banjo products. Oversees the installation, modification, upgrade and verification of production equipment. Monitors equipment and process performance to ensure product quality and customer requirements are delivered.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement process improvements to optimize productivity, reduce costs and cycle time.

  • Improving existing operations, incorporating new methods, technologies and processes.

  • Troubleshoot shop issues involving injection molding machinery and tooling and lead solution implementation.

  • Implement root cause and corrective action analysis as needed.

  • Provide technical support to operators for molding tooling, equipment and processes.

  • Specify and procure new injection molding tooling and equipment needed to meet production and quality requirements.

  • Develop and maintain shop methods, standardized work and procedures.

  • Coordinate safety and ergonomic improvements for the molding department.

  • Manage multiple projects by defining the schedule, resource requirements, budget control and Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) compliance.

  • Work with Design Engineering, Procurement, and the Quality Assurance departments to resolve production issues and/or implement improvements.

  • Support New Product Development (NPD) and production launch.

  • Manage/update facility layout and tooling drawings as needed.

  • Prepare capital appropriation requests while quantifying the project business case and cost benefits to the business

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS in Engineering degree and at least 5 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience in the design of injection molding tooling, processes and equipment

  • Knowledgeable in the application of PFMEA, process control plans, and PPAP

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Experience with Autodesk Inventor software

  • Mechanical aptitude and good understanding of mechanical design principles

  • Project management training and/or experience

  • Ability to effectively work with cross-functional teams

  • Effective verbal & written communication skills

  • Results-oriented

  • Analytical Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with plastic injection molding simulation software

  • Process capability studies, GR&Rs and associative software (preferred Minitab)

  • Knowledgeable with ERP Systems (preferred JDE)

  • Training in Six Sigma and/or other continuous process improvement processes

  • The selection, procurement and deployment of automation systems

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Business Unit: Banjo

Job Segment: FMT Fluid & Metering Technologies

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