Integra LifeSciences

  • Sr. Engineer, Plastics/Molding

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    Regular Full-Time
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    As part of the New Product Development team at Integra, this position will be responsible for managing molding and extrusion activities to manufacture polymer components used in our medical devices. Working with R&D, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Quality Assurance, Finance and external suppliers, this position will have responsibility to assure timely development and validation of molding tools, polymer materials, and finished good components that are molded and extruded. This position will also be responsible for base business projects involving polymer-related manufacturing issues at our suppliers, and to proactively implement cost savings opportunities for existing polymer components.

    • Support the Integra new product development teams by providing technical solutions for all molded / extruded components that are used in new products and work with R&D to ensure that designs are optimized for manufacturability and cost
    • Specify, develop, purchase and qualify tooling, fixtures and equipment used in molding operations
    • Select and validate new polymer materials for molding and extrusion applications
    • Manage the execution of all validation activities associated with new molded/extruded components and assemblies
    • Manage the activities performed by Integra’s molding and extrusion suppliers
    • Manage base business projects that involved polymer materials and molded components, including resolution of quality-related problems with released product that require analysis and implementation of corrective actions
    • Research new molding and extrusion suppliers and processes


    • Bachelor of Science degree in Plastics Engineering from an accredited engineering program is required
    • Master of Science degree in Plastics Engineering is preferred
    • Minimum 4-6 years industry experience in molding and plastics engineering
    • Medical industry product design and molding knowledge
    • Solid knowledge of mold and extrusion tooling specifications, design and construction
    • Knowledge of material characteristics and molding processes of medical-grade polymers
    • Experience in writing and executing molding equipment validations and process validations
    • Knowledge of ISO13485 Design Control and its application to molded / extruded components
    • Experience in molding supplier selection, qualification and management
    • Experience with hands-on operation of molding machines in an academic or production environment
    • Statistical analysis knowledge required, including an understanding of how to execute Design of Experiments (DOE). Six Sigma certification preferred.
    • Ability to complete financial analyses for tooling and equipment purchases, estimate processing costs and estimate component costs
    • Experience working in integrated cross-functional product development teams
    • Strong technical communication skills
    • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
    • Ability to travel up to 20%


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