Pelham Plastics is dedicated to hiring talented people who bring diverse and new work experience, skills and perspectives. This is the foundation to our team success. We offer an attractive work schedule of 4 day/10 hour work week and opportunity to work on projects, products and processes that result in life saving devices. If we do not have a job posted at this time or in your particular area of interest, we encourage you to apply anytime.
Job Title: Shift Group Leader Department: Assembly/Molding
Reports to: Production Supervisor Approved: February 2018
Under general supervision, leads the daily shift schedule, activities and workflow in the Assembly and or Molding production areas to ensure efficient manufacturing and assembly of plastic components for the medical device industry.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Follows the production schedule and shift priorities set by supervision/management. Oversees the work flow and assigns jobs to floor personnel to ensure product is produced to meet customer delivery and quality expectations. Responds to and troubleshoots resourcing issues impacting the schedule and alerts supervisor of schedule delays. Ensures floor personnel are properly using the company’s Enterprise Resource Planning(ERP) system so that entries are accurate and up-to-date. Coordinates ERP training as required. Audits and monitors the quality of manufactured components during the assembly and /or molding process through random inspections and prior to final QA inspection to confirm quality standards are being followed by floor personnel. Coordinates the priority of quality inspections. Schedules and monitors the lunches and rest periods so that productivity levels and on-time delivery is achieved. May be required to run machinery and perform other production related duties, during breaks or where other resources are needed, so that the production workflow is not disrupted. Monitoring and data entry of component quantities, scrap quantities and defect codes, and other required information into the company’s ERP system with the use of a computer, keyboard, mouse and barcode scanner. Adheres to good documentation practices and completes manufacturing documentation as required (i.e., job travelers, run time sheets, hourly data, communication board and performing Line Clearances). Coordinates request for manufacturing assistance outside of the department. May assign floor personnel to other areas based on availability and manufacturing priorities and schedule. Attend meetings that are related to the department or production, as required. Communicates across departments with engineering, quality and scheduling when needed. Monitors shift activities to ensure employees are properly trained, certified and following required company standards and guidelines. Assigns cleaning tasks, including vacuuming and trash disposal, to ensure work areas are presentable and comply with company standards and expectations for cleanliness. Audits that work stations are clean at end of each shift. Reports to the supervisor on cleanliness issues and concerns and may recommend changes that improve production area cleanliness. Monitors floor safety by ensuring employees follow safety policies and procedures, highlighting safety issues and participating on committees and efforts related to the company’s safety program. Communicates to the Supervisor any safety concerns. Effectively communicates and responds to employee questions. Refers issues and other employee relation matters to the Supervisor for further review and /or action. May provide input and / or participation in employee performance reviews, disciplinary actions and /or other employee related matters as requested. Acts as a backup to perform supervisory duties in the absence of the Supervisor. May be responsible for material allocation of jobs to be performed. Performs other duties as assigned which may include; cleaning, vacuuming and trash disposal.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent. Ability to read, write and comprehend the English language. Must follow good documentation and manufacturing practices. Ability to follow written and verbal work instructions. Basic computer skills (keyboard, mouse, email, Word and Excel) are required.
EXPERIENCE: 5-7 years of manufacturing related experience in the plastics or biomedical industry. Able to read drawings, blueprints and schematics.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Fine motor skills, good mechanical aptitude, proficient in pc applications (MS Word, Excel); excellent verbal and written communication skills; attention-to-detail; teamwork skills. Proficient in the use of measurement devices (Vernier calipers, micrometers, pin gauges, Video Direct Microscope, etc.). Handle and work with sharp objects such as razor blades, cutters and x-acto knives.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to push, pull or lift up to 20 lbs.; position self to sit, stand, bend and /or stoop for long periods of time without being able to leave the work area; good visual acuity with or without corrective lenses; fine motor skills; and able to work in an environment that requires wearing frocks, shoe covers, hair/beard covers, gloves, arm sleeve covers, hearing protection and safety glasses.
Job Title: Senior Project Engineer Department: Engineering
Reports to: Mgr, Engineering Approved: March 2021
Work with the Pelham’s customers, product development team and operations to translate prototype medical devices and components into production ready, robust manufacturing processes for new disposable medical products. This position applies technical knowledge to innovate, develop processes, procedures, workflow and tooling for scale-up into commercialization. Responsible for identifying and process ranging of critical process inputs and the execution of IQ, OQ and PQ.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reviews product development requirements and integrates new and existing equipment and process capabilities to meet customer’s target specifications, budget and delivery schedule. Works with Sales, Engineering and Operations to transfer successfully quoted projects through the development process (SOP-012). Responsible for the managing and executing the development activities in the design and introduction of development programs and is a key resource for technical expertise and knowledge. Lead project meetings providing project status, updating technical actions, risks and delivery schedule. Using 6 Sigma tools, study, define, identify critical process inputs to understand their impact on the manufacturing process outputs. Identify and minimize output variation. Initiates new or revised engineering documentation, including those of highest complexity such as the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and tracks through appropriate approval cycles and implements. Defines and communicates customer validation requirements. Generates validation protocols (IQ/OQ & PQ) and ensures their preparation, execution and closes final reports. Develops and utilizes tools, such as process flow charts, design of experiment (DOE), process failure mode effects analysis (PFMEA), control plans and master V&V plans to meet customer validation requirements. Transitions new and revised processes into manufacturing and performs initial training. Leads IQ/OQ and PQ activity Creates set up specifications, performs initial training and resolves related issues to ensure a smooth transition. Provides continued support for training as needed to ensure operator proficiency is maintained. Assesses and specifies off the shelf components, resins, extrusions, material selection and equipment. Will create initial specifications. Defines build and test plans, coordinates the scheduling of personnel and equipment with Operations. Execute various project activities in support of a defined Stage Gate process. Presents metrics and objective evidence to upper management to support product maturation through the Stage Gate development life cycle. Responds to external technical issues, including but not limited to Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR) and Corrective Action and Preventative Action (CAPA). Provides guidance to lower-level engineers and may assign tasks and deadlines as required. Maintains compliance to the Pelham Plastics Quality Management System procedures. Adheres to the company’s policies & procedures.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Plastics or a related engineering discipline or the equivalent
EXPERIENCE: 5 to 8 years experience in a plastics manufacturing environment and/or medical devices industry or the equivalent.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Understanding of plastics engineering principles, theories, concepts, practices and techniques; able to read blueprints and schematics; use of statistics; PC proficiency; analytical and problem-solving capabilities; presentation skills, project management skills, effective mentoring, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Able to lift up to 20 lbs; sit, stand, bend and stoop; good visual acuity and capable of fine motor skills
If you are an individual who cares about making quality products that save lives, consider joining our team. You will enjoy great benefits, a supportive team, and a 4-day work week.
Resumes may be submitted via:
Mail: Pelham Plastics, Inc., PO Box 997, Pelham, NH 03076