IDEX Plastic/Polymer Engineer in Zweibrücken, Germany
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IDEX Health & Science
SCOPE OF THE ROLE:
The Plastic/Polymer Engineer at IH&S (IDEX Health & Science) will be responsible for the development and execution of injection molding projects, and process validation of new molded products. Collaborates on project teams to develop high quality, high reliability, and highly manufacturable injection molding products. Utilizes DRM/COS/Lean principles to develop creative, thorough, and practical technical solutions. Develops and implements validation protocols (IQ/OQ/PQ) that comply with FDA regulations. Conducts root cause analysis of product quality issues. The person in this role is expected to make data-driven decisions with keen attention to detail and exercise independent judgment in developing standards, techniques, and evaluation of results. This person will lead projects and interact directly with customers, Sales, Production, QA, and Engineering personnel in order to solve problems.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & REQUIRED ABILITIES:
Process development regarding the forming of microfluidic parts
Practical support of R&D projects, from the first prototypes to the start of production
Technical support for replacement, expansion and optimization tasks
Support of customer inquiries in technical, cost and scheduling matters together with other departments
Creation of specification documents
Internal project management
Support for validation and qualification activities
Direct the specification, fabrication, and implementation of tooling and production aids
Use of analytical tools such as Root Cause/ RISK analysis/investigation
Identify, develop, and implement automation and capital equipment upgrades as needed
Drive tooling standardization and process control efforts
M.S. in Plastics or Mechanical Engineering Degree (Six Sigma Black Belt preferred)
7+ years of experience in molding, mold-making and tooling in a manufacturing environment
7+ years of experience in diverse technical, materials, manufacturing and product design
Recent experience with medical device development, in an FDA regulated (21 CFR 820) and/or ISO 13485 environment knowledge of micro injection molding in medical technology
ABOUT FLUIDICS & MICROFLUIDICS:
Our fluidics team is located across Oak Harbor, WA, Rohnert Park, CA, Bristol, CT, and Middleboro, MA. At IDEX Health & Science, we don’t just build components; we also create innovative solutions that maximize performance and enable complete optimization of the fluidic pathway. Product lines include Column Hardware, Degassers, Fluidic Connections, Manifolds, Pumps, Pump Components, Sensors, RI Detectors, and Valves. Our microfluidics team is in Wallingford, CT, and Zweibrücken, Germany. As the number one provider of microfluidic consumables across the globe, we are ready to help you solve the next big thing with the broadest portfolio of capabilities. Product lines include: Microfluidic Consumables, Sample-to-Answer Solutions, Supporting Labware.
ABOUT IDEX HEALTH & SCIENCE:
Our Fluidics group is part of IDEX Health & Science, a global leader in life science fluidics, microfluidics, and optics, offering a three-fold advantage to customers by bringing optofluidic paths to life with strategic partnerships, solutions, and expertise. As one of the few companies in the world with component, sub-system, and application-level experts, IDEX Health & Science helps instrument developers solve the most demanding fluidic and optical challenges in a wide array of applications. With over 1,200 employees around the world, we believe the partnership will change the way the world innovates, leading to new technologies that improve our health, protect our planet, and enrich our lives. For more information visit: www.idex-hs.com
IH&S is part of IDEX Corporation, based in Lake Forest, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), is a $2.2 billion engineered solutions company. The company operates globally across a variety of markets, including Agriculture, Analytical Instrumentation, Food and Beverage, Chemical Processing, Clinical Diagnostics, Custom Precision Dispensing, Fire & Rescue, Fuels & Energy, Medical, Sanitary, Semiconductor, and Water. These businesses comprise a strong platform for growth at IDEX. Chairman & CEO, Andrew Silvernail, is committed to strategic (organic and acquisitive) growth across the business. With a strong balance sheet, IDEX is in a very good position to make strategic acquisitions going forward. At the same time, IDEX is committed to finding value and has no interest in overpriced acquisitions for the sake of top-line growth alone. As the company continues to evolve and grow, it will be an exciting and rewarding environment for the strategic, results-oriented, and emotionally intelligent business leader.
Major responsibilities include the principal functions of the job. The job description shall not be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental or other duties that may be assigned during normal operations Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” employment relationship. This statement affirms the continuing IDEX Corporation Policy on non-discrimination in employment and treatment during employment with regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, marital status, parental status, veteran’s status, or any other non-job related characteristic or criteria protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply.
IDEX Health & Science LLC., a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity.
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IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.