B. Braun

Project Engineer - Injection Mold Design Engineering

Job Locations US-PA-Allentown
Requisition ID
2021-18284
Company
B. Braun Medical Inc
# of Openings
1
Category
Engineering
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Site
Allentown, PA

Overview

About B. Braun 

 

B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.

 

Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 61,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

 

Provide technical support and project management skills towards; the design, evaluation, modification and the procurement of plastic injection molds for B. Braun “production” and “prototype” requirements.  Also may work on gages, fixtures and miscellaneous devices required to complete the production of a molded part.

 

Responsibilities: Essential Duties

  • Assists with the completion of engineering projects. Reviews project plans, proposals, and objectives.
  • Assigns responsibilities and builds schedules based on project specifications.
  • Designs and conducts tests to determine project progress.
  • Determines and stays within budget.
  • Works with outside vendors.
  • Reports to management on progress. Recommends plan and schedule changes when necessary.
  • Complies with state and federal regulations and ensures a clean and safe environment.
  • Research, develop and prepare specifications for new injection mold projects and/or improvements to existing injection molds.
  • Support projects by contributing to the development of project schedules, tracking costs, preparing status reports, conducting team meetings, and communicating issues and progress to management.
  • Prepare requests for capital investments including project description, schedule, and costs under the direction of a supervisor.
  • Prepare mold design concepts, preliminary layouts and mold component details.
  • Coordinate mold design and construction of tools built by B. Braun vendors.
  • Evaluate detailed mold design concepts for functionality and product impact.
  • Approve designs and details by vendors and in-house drafters/technicians.
  • Analyze part designs for moldability and make recommendations to improve concepts.
  • Prepare in-house quotations and acquire vendor quotations.
  • Assist in debugging the function and cycling of molds prior to releasing the mold to manufacturing.
  • Troubleshooting injection mold problems and resolving the issues.
  • Design gages, fixtures, or other miscellaneous devices for manufacturing.
  • Interact with other departments such as QE, QC, Product Engineering, Manufacturing, etc. to validate tooling and troubleshooting existing products.
  • Develops, evaluates and improves industrial manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods and quality control standards.

The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

 

Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

  • Requires full working knowledge of relevant business practices and procedures in professional field. Uses standard theories, principles and concepts and integrates them to propose a course of action.
  • Work under minimal supervision. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish assigned goals. May periodically assist in orienting, training , assigning and checking the work of lower level employees. Referring only complex problems and issues
  • Judgement is required in resolving complex problems based on experience.
  • Contacts are primarily with department supervisors, leads, subordinates, and peers. Frequent contact with external contractors/vendors.

Preferred: Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor of Science – Plastic and Polymer Engineering
  • Some experience with plastic part design.
  • Some experience with injection mold design and working with outside vendors.
  • Some knowledge of Mold Shop manufacturing processes to be able to apply them to existing and development projects.
  • 2D AutoCAD and 3D SolidWorks software experience.
  • CAD/CAM Software experience.

General:
It shall be the duty of every employee while at work to take reasonable care for safety and health of
himself/herself and other persons.

Limit of Authorization/Authority:
Please refer to the Corporate Guidelines or BBMUS Guidelines or job specific authorities where applicable. This list is however not exhaustive and may be amended by the Management from time to time.

Supervision Given and Received:

  • Works under general supervision.
  • Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish assigned goals.
  • May periodically assist in orienting, training, assigning & checking the work of other peers.

Contacts/Cooperation:

  • Contacts are primarily with department supervisors, leads, subordinates, and peers.
  • Occasional contact with external contractors/vendors.

Qualifications

Expertise: Qualifications -Education/Experience/Training/Etc

 

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 08-10 years related experience required.
  • Applicable industry/professional certification preferred.
  • Regular and predictable attendance
  • Secrecy and invention agreement and non-compete agreement, Ability to work non-standard schedule as needed

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

 

 

B. Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com.

 

Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.

 

Other

Responsibilities: Other Duties:

 

The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

 

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is expected to:

  • Light work - Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling and Reaching:

  • Occasionally:Reaching upward and downward, Push/pull, Visual Acuity with or without corrective lenses
  • Frequently:Stand, Sit
  • Constantly:N/A

Activities:

  • Occasionally:Climbing stairs/ladders, Push/pull, Reaching upward and downward, Seeing - depth perception, color vision, field of vision/peripheral
  • Frequently:Sitting , Standing, Talking - ordinary, loud/quick, Walking
  • Constantly:N/A

Environmental Conditions:

  • Occasionally:Proximity to moving parts, Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals (in most areas)
  • Frequently:N/A
  • Constantly:N/A

Work Environment:

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Noise Intensity:Moderate
  • Occasionally:N/A
  • Frequently:Office environment, Production/manufacturing environment, Lab environment, Other
  • Constantly:N/A

 

Notices

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