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Sr. Tooling Project Engineer, Packaging

KLA Industries, Inc. in New Haven, CT, USA

Description: Tooling Project Engineer Thermoforming – PET Packaging

Company: Our client is privately held and been in business for over several decades and truly been known as a pioneer to innovations in the thermoformed packaging space. Their dedication to R&D, quality, and the expectations and needs of their customers is why they continue to be one of the best in the industry. They are growing by double digits every year and still investing back into the organization, recently a million-dollar investment into their R&D team. This organization is looking to the future of thermoforming and how to stand out from the rest through their “best in class” products and by staying focused on delivering world class manufacturing processes and systems.
They appreciate their employees by:
  • Offering rewarding base salaries, benefits, growth and more.
  • They value empowerment and allow you to truly be the owner of your business and department.
  • A seat at the table in organizing the long-term goals and objectives for the company.
Your unique role with the company will be to lead functions related to the design and production of thermoformed tooling. You will be expected to lead tool design parts and changes, work with vendors to support tool builds, manage projects and ensure on-time completion, and optimize the tooling process. You will use project management and six sigma methodologies and be part of the team that is turning around the company’s manufacturing culture.
We are seeking strong, self starters, that are capable of growing with this company! You will have the ability to lead, motivate and inspire others to perform at a high level every day. You must have experience in thermoformed or plastic molding tool design, preferably packaging.

To be successful in this role:
  • 1+ years’ experience in thermoformed tooling or similar thin gauge packaging
  • Strong communication skills from the top down and being able to address a team
  • Proven troubleshooter and problem solver, someone who can stay proactive in tooling related issues
  • Project Management skills and adhering to a strict timeline

This position will be based in the greater New Haven, CT area. This is a beautiful, coastal city with a lot of outdoor recreational activities, especially in the spring and summer with access to several city beaches! If you ever dreamed of owning a boat you will likely have one here. This city has a great old town feel to it, full of culture and history, and a great place for a growing family with access to several wonderful Universities nearby.

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