Careers

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 a flexible 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.

Date:                    February 27, 2017
Job Title:             Senior Engineering Technician
Department:        Engineering
Reports to:          Staff Process Engineer         

Provides a wide variety of technical support and assistance in the design, development and analysis of products, processes, fixtures and equipment in accordance with instructions and guidelines.   Provides engineers feedback and makes recommendations on the process and procedure to help identify improvements and optimize results.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs a wide variety of moderate to highly complex assembly, experiments and tests according to written procedures, verbal instructions and guidelines.  Records, reports on and/or provides interpretation of results.
  • Monitors process procedures and reports results to engineers.  Processes test runs to identify yield problems and root cause for further review and resolution.  Makes recommendations and implements corrective action as determined by engineers.
  • Conducts diagnostic tests and performs repairs in support of resolving technical issues or concerns.
  • Supports the design and build of fixtures and tooling by performing a variety of fabrication and assembly tasks.
  • Researches material, equipment and process alternatives that can be used for product development.
  • Reviews written specifications and setups and checks operator output for accuracy and conformance to specifications to ensure company products are in line with documentation and customer requirements.
  • Generates draft specifications for manufacturing processes, set-up instructions and raw material using tools such as Solid Works, Microsoft Suite, etc.
  • Supports training by introducing new training procedures to the production floor, performing work steps, etc. Conducts “train-the-trainer” session, hands-on training and assists in other areas of training, as required.
  • Reviews manufacturing procedures and set -up specifications for clarity and accuracy and alerts engineers of inconsistencies.
  • Maintains laboratory notebook, lab equipment and inventory in accordance with good lab practices and procedures.
  • Reviews process defects to confirm failure and determine root cause.
  • Maintains compliance to the Pelham Plastics Quality Management System procedures.  Adheres to the company’s policies and procedures.
  • May provide technical assistance and training to lower level technicians in support of engineering activities.
  • May assist other departments (production, QC) and act as a backup to cover workload, as required.
  • Performs all other duties as required or assigned

The position requires Two-year Technical or Trade School (Certificate, Associate’s Degree) or the equivalent plus 4+ years of related technician experience, preferable in the plastics and/or medical device industry.

The successful candidate must possess mechanical abilities and aptitude; able to read blue prints and schematics; proficient in the use of measuring and specialized inspection equipment; CAD, good written, verbal and communication skills; attention to detail and understanding of quality control principles.

Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.; sit, stand, bend and stoop; good visual acuity and capable of fine motor skills.

 

Date:                January 12, 2016
Job Title:          Production Supervisor
Department:    Manufacturing Indirect
Reports to:      Operations Manager

Supervises and oversees the Manufacturing Assembly and Molding operations.  Responsible for supervision, performance assessments and development of Team Leads and Operators.  Coordinates personnel and equipment resources to meet the production delivery schedule.  Ensures compliance with Quality objectives and goals.  Promotes and ensures a safe working environment.  Participates in continuous improvement activities and recommends and implements process, system and procedure improvements that increase efficiency, productivity, quality and reduce cost.

Principle Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervises hourly employees to ensure timely production and on-time delivery of high quality medical products. Authors performance reviews and development plans for employees.  Resolves performance issues by implementing performance improvement plans.  Recommends hiring and termination activities.
  • Plans personnel and equipment resources to implement the daily production schedule.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves delays in the production process and/or other issues that impact quality, schedule or delivery.
  • Participates in and contributes to Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma initiatives and projects.
  • Reviews accuracy of production bills of material and routings in regards to labor, material and cost variances.
  • Ensures employees are properly trained, certified and are following required company standards and procedures for assembly and molding operations. Oversees the daily training schedule.
  • Ensures safety training is up to date with federal, state and company requirements. Participates on the company Safety Team and in internal safety audits. Investigates safety related issues and accidents to determine root cause and implement corrective actions.
  • Enforces company standards for cleanliness. Ensures work stations are clean at the end of each shift, audits the production area for cleanliness and identifies, recommends and implements improvements.
  • Reviews manufacturing procedures (MP’s) and standard operating procedures (SOP’s) for accuracy and effectiveness; makes recommendations and implements improvements.
  • Generates and reviews production metrics and data to ensure yield efficiencies, productivity, on-time delivery, quality, margin and other production standards are being achieved. Identifies trends and highlights issues; makes recommendations and implements improvements.
  • Attends weekly production meetings to communicate production related information and keeps management abreast of production activities and issues.
  • Working closely with the Engineering group, plans personnel and equipment resources to support R&D projects, development initiatives and other needs as requested.
  • Effectively supervises floor personnel including but not limited to: compliance to policies and procedures, record keeping and attendance, hiring and firing recommendations, employee engagement and teamwork, annual performance assessment, and training and development.
  • Implements tools for the production groups to support effective communication of information (shift start-up meetings, department meetings, posting of metrics, etc.).
  • In partnership with Human Resources, addresses and resolves employee relations issues and matters as required.
  • Maintains compliance to the Pelham Plastics Quality Management System procedures. Adheres to the Company’s policies & procedures.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

This position requires an Associate’s degree or the equivalent plus a minimum of 5-7 years related experience in the medical device or related industry, including 2-3 years of experience in a supervisory role.

The successful candidate must have knowledge of good manufacturing practices (GMP), company ERP systems, proficient in PC applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), lean manufacturing, strong verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, organization and attention-to-detail, conflict management.

Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.; sit, stand, bend and stoop; good visual acuity and capable of fine motor skills.

You may use any of these convenient options to apply:

  • Website:  jobs@pelhamplastics.com
  • Mail:  Pelham Plastics, Inc., 42 Dick Tracy Drive, PO Box 997, Pelham, NH  03076
  • Fax:  603-886-3311
Pelham Plastics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.