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Sr. Plant Engineer: Plastic Extrusion

Plastic Executive Recruiters • Villa Rica, GA

Posted 26 days ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - At least 5 year(s)
Degree - 4 Year Degree
$88,750.00 - $103,750.00 /Year
$9,200.00 bonus
Relocation - Yes


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Job Description

FOR PLASTIC EXTRUSION PROFESSIONALS ONLY - niche job, other experience will not be considered. 



SR. PLANT EXTRUSION ENGINEER – Rigid 'Consumer Outdoor' Extrusions

  • Direct hire w/ relocation and benefits and solid 401K
  • Pays to $105K base + bonus

This is an interesting “jack of all trades" engineering leadership position. Our client is a manufacturer of profile extruded products supplied to the consumer outdoor and building materials markets (siding, decking, custom decorations, etc.). They are looking for a strong engineer who has been responsible “cradle to grave" for extruded products. So they are looking for strong design experience (tooling and product), strong processing experience, and strong tuning/development and implementation onto the plant floor. You will have exposure to all new products and most improvement projects. Your input will be critical.


Plant Extrusion Engineer Responsibilities:

  • The Extrusion Engineer will be responsible for extrusion projects from design to product launch and continual improvement. This will include improvements in material formulations, tooling, and equipment.
  • Tooling design, fixtures, and new equipment.
  • Successfully introduce new extruded products, including heavy involvement in design, extrusion and fabrication tooling, materials and material development,
  • Coordinate continuous improvement and production process refinement efforts.
  • Coordinate all applicable product testing verification and ongoing validation to meet product specifications as well as comply with applicable local and government regulations.


Job Requirements

  • BS Mechanical Engineering, BSChem-E, BS Polymer Science, BS Materials Science, BS Plastics Engineering, BS Rubber Engineering (Ferris State) 
  • OR 10+ years of specifically rigid plastic extrusion experience.
  • 4+ years of pertinent extrusion-based experience
  • 5 years of functional and HANDS-ON Extrusion Engineering and product development experience within polymer extrusion processes such as Window Profiles, Fence, Decking, Pipe, or custom profile extrusions.
  • The Extrusion Engineer will have extremely strong knowledge of extrusion industry capital equipment and tooling; and the ability to specify such equipment.
  • Sufficient polymer knowledge to understand formula modifications and their prospective impact on the end product.
  • Experience with agency approvals and product testing to meet specifications.
  • Experience with formal continuous improvement tools such as lean manufacturing, Kaizen, 6 sigma.
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