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 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:          Process Engineer II
Department:     Engineering
Reports to:       Engineering Program Manager

BASIC FUNCTION

Work with the product development team to translate prototypes into production ready, robust manufacturing processes for new products.  Lead the development of processes and scale-ups into commercialization.  Responsible for identifying and process ranging of critical process inputs and the execution of IQ, OQ and PQ.  Support customer and company value through process and design for manufacturability.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform process development and scale up activities in support of new product development projects using the DMAIC and DFM methodology or equivalent.
  • Using 6 Sigma tools, study, define, identify critical process inputs to understand their impact on the
  • manufacturing process outputs.  Identify and minimize output variation.
  • Leads scale-up to test for manufacturing and quality issues
  • During development phase, investigate product quality issues through root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • Develop inspection methods and tooling and challenge thru MSA activity
  • 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.
  • Maintain proper documentation of technical and experimental activities within ISO 13845:2016.  Maintain device history records within ISO 13485:2016.
  • Development of manufacturing documentation
  • Author and execute IQ/OQ/PQ’s and validation plans overseeing the training, builds and testing thru report writing and approval.  Lead cross functional team to develop PFMEA’s to identify and mitigate risk.  Lead team to develop control plans and understand the impact of validation activities and outcomes on process controls.
  • Transitions new and revised processes into manufacturing and performs initial training.  Provides continued support for training, as needed, to ensure that operator proficiency is maintained.
  • Assesses and tracks yield labor and material to identify variances and defects.  Summarizes and compares performance to projected standards and cost models to ensure robust, profitable processes are transferred to MFG
  • Maintains compliance to the Pelham Plastics Quality Management System procedures.  Adheres to the company’s policies & procedures.
  • Performs all other duties as required or assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree in Plastics or a related engineering discipline or the equivalent
EXPERIENCE:  4 to 6 years experience in plastics manufacturing and/or the medical devices industry or the equivalent.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Computer literate; word processing, spreadsheets, Solidworks, Minitab
Proficient in design and process FMECA, Process Validation and variability reduction applications; effective 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

 

Job Title:          Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Department:     Manufacturing
Reports to:       Manufacturing Manager

BASIC FUNCTION
Plans, selects and implements a wide variety of engineering technologies and methods that may require greater depth and breadth of knowledge for cost effective and efficient manufacturing of products. Optimizes and streamlines processes for improved product quality, yield and cycle time improvements. Supports and manages daily manufacturing operations from a technical and logistical perspective. Integrates newly developed processes and products into a manufacturing environment.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assesses and tracks yield, labor and material and identifies variances and defects for improved product quality, yield and cycle time.
  • Identifies and implements lean manufacturing and Six-Sigma concepts to eliminate non-value-added activities.
  • Ensures the proper documentation is prepared and completed to meet the company’s Quality Management System requirements (i.e., work instructions, engineering technical reports, validation protocols and reports, FMEA’s, equipment specifications and product specifications/prints).
  • Reviews and monitors performance of equipment, machines and tools and identifies and corrects equipment problems or process parameters that produce non-conforming products, low yields, long cycle times, or product quality issues.
  • Works with management to efficiently resolve raw material, process, equipment and/or training issues on the floor. Plans, develops and implements corrective actions as required.
  • Transfers new products and processes from R&D into production by interfacing with process engineering on specification development, equipment design, manufacturing methods and best practices, and process risk identification. Provides training to trainers and set up operators on new and revised procedures as needed.
  • Provides guidance and training in the set up of equipment and machinery and ensures effective setup techniques are implemented and followed. Trains production personnel in production techniques, as required.
  • Makes recommendations for new capital equipment expenditures and evaluates vendor proposals.
  • Resolves problems and assists others with problem resolution when inaccuracies occur between documentation and manufacturing procedures. Generates Engineering Change Orders (ECO’s) as required.
  • Leads and participates on cross functional project teams where the achievement of goals is required. Leads and supports continuous improvement efforts and company initiatives.
  • Develops and prepares technical reports and findings for management review.
  • Directs the work of lower level engineers, technicians and/or production personnel. Duties include but are not limited to: direct supervision of employees, assignment of tasks and deadlines, compliance to policies and procedures, recordkeeping & attendance, performance management & review, employee engagement and teamwork, and training and development.
  • Manages the manufacturing Preventive Maintenance (PM) program and ensures timely performance of maintenance. Ensures unscheduled maintenance of equipment is performed as needed and impact is assessed.
  • Maintains compliance to the Pelham Plastics Quality Management System procedures. Adheres to the company’s policies & procedures.
  • Performs all other duties as required or assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree in Plastics or a related engineering discipline or the equivalent.
EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of 5+ years of experience in plastics manufacturing and/or the medical devices industry or the equivalent.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Understanding of plastics, mechanical, and manufacturing engineering principles, practices and techniques; able to read blueprints and schematics; familiar with statistics; PC proficiency (i.e. MS Suite, SolidWorks, Minitab, PLC Programming, etc.); problem solving capabilities; effective organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, mentoring and leadership.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Able to lift up to 20 lbs; sit, stand, bend and stoop; good visual acuity and capable of fine motor skills.

Job Title: Assembler (2nd Shift – Part and Full Time)
Department: Assembly
Reports to: Production Supervisor

We are looking for an Assembler to join our second shift team.  We are willing to train the right candidate who meets these requirements:

  • Steady work history
  • Ability to understand spoken and written instructions in English
  • Basic computer skills needed
  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced team environment
  • Good visual capability for inspection, occasionally with magnified ring light
  • Manual dexterity to work with small parts in a cleanroom environment.

BASIC FUNCTION
Under direct supervision, performs rudimentary assembly operations of a repetitive nature to assemble routine plastic components for the medical device industry.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs rudimentary assembly of plastic medical components in accordance with written and verbal work instructions (WI’s), manufacturing procedures (MP’s) and drawings / blueprints.
  • Performs in-process inspection of components for defect awareness.
  • Uses fixtures and dies, such as cut to length fixtures, to modify plastic components.
  • Performs routine tasks in preparation of assembly such as cutting tubing to specified length and cleaning components.
  • Operates routine equipment within the assembly process such as but not limited to, eye coring machine, hot blocks, RF machine, and pad printer to alter parts and tubing configurations.
  • Uses measurement devices such as vernier calipers, micrometers and scales in performing routine assembly of plastic components.
  • 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 sheets, hourly data, communication board, etc.).
  • Maintains work area by making sure work station is in clean and orderly condition and meets the company’s standards for cleanliness, safety and line clearance.
  • Maintains compliance to the Company’s Quality Management System procedures and guidelines.
  • Notifies the Group Leader or Supervisor when components do not conform to specification.
  • Reports any safety related issues to Group Leader or Supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned which may include; cleaning, vacuuming and trash disposal.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

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 and mouse) are required.
EXPERIENCE: 0 – 2 years related experience assembling small parts. Ability to learn to read drawings / blueprints.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Fine motor skills, good mechanical aptitude, ability to learn to use microscope and or magnified ring light. Ability to learn to use measurement devices (Vernier calipers, micrometers, pin gauges, etc.). Ability to work with others in a team environment. 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, hearing protection and safety glasses.

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:

  • 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.