Manufacturing Engineer 1

Requisition ID 2023-13084
Posting Date 2 weeks ago(9/19/2023 10:51 AM)
Job Location(s)
Canton IL United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Polymer Technology


The Manufacturing Engineer 1 is responsible for providing technical support for the day-today production activities in the manufacture of custom, plastic components used in the assemblies of various medical devices. 


• Provides process support for extrusion department

• Hands-on position with visibility on the manufacturing floor

• Requires a high level of interaction with the production, product development, and quality teams

• Supports product development activities, continuous improvement, complaint resolution, CAPA investigations and other quality initiatives

• Supports production departments’ manufacturing issues with technical support as the process expert. Uses strong reasoning and problem-solving skills to investigate and analyze complex problems to determine root cause and implement innovative solutions to prevent recurrence

• Supports and drives continuous improvement activities in the manufacturing department to improve operational performance. Leads technical aspect of process validation projects

• Assist product development teams with design for manufacturability requirements on new products. Supports new capital equipment and tooling purchases with appropriate documentation and evaluation

• Manages multiple technically oriented projects through coordinating internal and external resources

• Collaborates on product complaint resolution


• High School Diploma with applicable experience is required; Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Plastics Engineering preferred

• 3+ years of extrusion process development experience

• 5+ years of work related to polymer processing preferred

• Process validation (IQ, OQ, PQ) preferred
• Equipment qualification (IQ, OQ, PQ) preferred

• Fundamental understanding engineering principles
• Extrusion process development / Extrusion Tooling Design

• Mechanical aptitude preferred

• Understanding of ISO 13485:2016 preferred

• CFR, FDA, OSHA, environmental regulations preferred

• Proficiency at using Microsoft Office applications
• Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

• Equipment / process troubleshooting preferred
• Experience with blue print reading preferred
• Design of Experiments / Six Sigma preferred


Physical Requirements:

• May exert up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects


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