CAREERS

At Viking Plastics, we are committed to investing in our people and processes. We are looking for dedicated, hardworking individuals to join our exciting, continuously improving culture.

We do more than just go through the motions of our job description at Viking Plastics; we continue to better ourselves every day. If you are a talented, enthusiastic individual longing to join a positive, upbeat culture, apply to join the Viking Plastics team.

Browse by location:

Corry, PA

Jeffersonville, IN

Louisville, KY

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

High School Intern

College Intern

Part-Time/Flexible Schedule

Corry, PA:

Cost Estimator

JOB TITLE: Cost Estimator
REPORTS TO: Sales Manager

Viking Plastics is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our growing team as a Cost Estimator.  The ideal candidate will have a history of cost estimating or product engineering of injection molded plastic components and assemblies. Your value is helping Viking Plastics develop robust costs for new products, work with the sales and engineering teams on the customer value proposition and support the contract phases of a project.

Viking Plastics is looking to hire someone who is career oriented and looking to utilize his or her skills.  The cost estimator position can lead to other careers at Viking Plastics including Program Management, Sales, APQP Engineering, and Operations depending on your interests and talents.

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for estimating potential new business, verifying current product and customer pricing, and supporting the company’s goals and objectives to continuously improve.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Estimating potential new business
    • Piece Pricing
    • Tooling
    • Secondary Operations
    • Launch costs
  • Preparation of customer information
  • Requesting quotes from suppliers
  • Working closely with the Sales, Engineering and Customer Service teams
  • Being a leader in support of our Culture of Continuous Improvement

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Candidate must possess the ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external customers and suppliers in both written and oral form.
  • Strong Excel knowledge and capability.
  • Ability to read blueprints and general experience reviewing CAD files.
  • Injection molding experience.
  • Automotive supply base knowledge is a plus.
  • Candidate must be capable of problem-solving.
  • Working knowledge of an ERP system.
  • Experience or willing to learn CRM Salesforce process.
  • Experience or interest in Lean Manufacturing and Business Culture.
  • BS in Product Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Plastics Engineering preferred.

BENEFITS include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • AD&D
  • 401k with company match
  • Short-term disability and long-term disability

At Viking Plastics, we are committed to investing in our people and processes. We are looking for dedicated, hardworking individuals to join our exciting, continuously improving culture. Viking Plastics is a leading injection molding and value-added assembly service provider, delivering innovative products including sealing solutions, custom injection molding, assembly, and post-molding secondary services. We serve the automotive, HVAC, and industrial markets. Our multiple plants house more than 100 global molding machines, with capabilities spanning the range from 50- to 720-ton injection molding, as well as capabilities including 2 shot, insert molding, and automated assembly cells. We have locations in Corry, PA, Jeffersonville Indiana, and Louisville, KY and partnerships with Poly-Cast Suzhou in China, and Injequaly in Sao Paulo Brazil.

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Maintenance Technician

JOB TITLE: Maintenance Technician
EXEMPT: Hourly
DEPT. #: 6400
REPORTS TO: Tech Services Manager
HOURS: Shift

SUMMARY: This position has responsibilities to maintain and improve plastics manufacturing equipment and facility.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Repair, perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot injection molding, and other types of machines.
  • Repair, perform preventative maintenance on the facility.
  • Order supplies as directed by the department.
  • Work with other departments to ensure all equipment is in condition to meet customer production requests.
  • Maintain work areas in a professional manner.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Must have current driver’s license and good driving record
  • Must demonstrate good communication skills in both verbal and written form.
  • Must be familiar with electrical drawings, mechanical drawings, and hydraulic/pneumatic drawings.
  • Must demonstrate good knowledge of basic mathematics, measuring practices, and working knowledge of test equipment.
  • Must have reliable transportation and communication means.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and call-in.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent with a minimum of two years of electro-mechanical Training /experience in a production/plant environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Must be able to lift 70lbs without assistance on a frequent basis.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, stoop, walk, push, pull, and climb.
  • Good sight and hearing required.
  • Must be able to work with and around chemicals/solvents.
  • Must be able to work in hot and cold environments.
  • Must be able to work in closed-in areas.
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and frequently lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to a manufacturing environment and elements such as odor, noise, dust, heat, cold, and chemicals.

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Manual Operator

JOB TITLE: Manual Operator
EXEMPT: No
DEPT.:  Operations
REPORTS TO: Shift Supervisor
HOURS: TBD

SUMMARY: This position has responsibilities to manually assemble and visually inspect finished products.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performing hand-assembly production jobs
  • Being responsible for quality and quantity of parts packed
  • Adherence to approved work instructions
  • Communicate equipment and output problems to supervisor
  • Efficiency improvements
  • Lean Manufacturing implementation
  • Cleanliness and organization improvement
  • Knowing and follow all safety rules, report any concerns, keep work area clean
  • Making boxes
  • Knowing and adhering to Viking Plastics’ lot traceability procedures
  • Reporting on-time for shift start, ready to work and have a good attendance record
  • Help give breaks and assist others
  • Complete paperwork

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Good mechanical ability and aptitude is essential in this position and the individual must be capable of a troubleshooting thought process

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • A high school education or equivalent is preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 lbs and frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds
  • Close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Frequently stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel assembly parts, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear
  • Regularly exposed to a manufacturing environment and elements such as odor, noise, dust, heat, cold and chemicals
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Material Handler

JOB TITLE: Material Handler
EXEMPT: Non-exempt
DEPT. #: 6250
REPORTS TO: Shift Supervisor
HOURS: Shift

SUMMARY:  This position will be responsible for handling material and finished product

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain work areas in a professional manner
  • Pull sample material at beginning of each production job for a moisture inspection
  • Check all material at machines at least twice a shift and replenish as necessary
  • Locate jobs and required material on computer
  • Properly mix material for each job according to the prescribed recipe
  • Prepare special material for samples
  • Identify proper dryer size for each job and prepare dryer for use
  • Perform material set-ups and line clearances at presses as required
  • Assist Shipping personnel in pulling production for shipments when required
  • Move full skids of production parts from the floor to proper warehouse location and document in Syteline
  • Ensure all completed production jobs are moved to the proper location and documented in Syteline
  • Assist warehouse personnel with loading and unloading of trucks as required
  • Prepare cardboard and Gaylord bales as required
  • Ensure all filters on dryers, top of presses, and mezzanine are cleaned each shift as necessary
  • Identify presses that require grinders and prepare/install as required
  • Empty all trash and scrap bins as needed
  • Inspect fork truck prior to the start of shift
  • Perform cycle count inventory of all materials weekly
  • Assist with annual warehouse inventory

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Previous experience driving powered industrial trucks preferred
  • Experience with computers preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Must be able to lift 70lbs without assistance on a frequent basis.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, stoop, walk, push, pull, and climb.
  • Good sight and hearing required.
  • Must be able to work with and around chemicals/solvents
  • Must be able to work in hot and cold environments.
  •  Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and frequently lift and/or move up to 60 Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to a manufacturing environment and elements such as odor, noise, dust, heat, cold, and chemicals

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Mold Setup Technician

RESPONSIBILITIES: include but are not limited to the following:

  • Control plan adherence
  • Baseline process adherence
  • Parts capturing improvements
  • Setup and changeover time reduction
  • ISO/TS 16949 adherence
  • Proper line clearance per approved Work Instruction
  • Communication of equipment and output problems to shift supervisors
  • Efficiency/QOS improvements (more good parts/hour)
  • Cleanliness and organizational improvements
  • Safety

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Two years’ experience in the setup of molds in plastic injection molding machines
  • Knowledge of basic hand tools and measuring instruments
  • Must be able to demonstrate good communication skills in both verbal and written form
  • Have reliable transportation and communication means

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, stoop, walk, push, pull, climb
  • Good sight and hearing required
  • Must be able to work in hot and cold environment

Employee is regularly exposed to a manufacturing environment and elements such as odor, noise, dust, heat, cold and chemicals.

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Process Technician

JOB TITLE: Process Technician
EXEMPT: No
REPORTS TO: Shift Supervisor

SUMMARY:  This position has responsibilities to perform mold setting, troubleshooting, and processing.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assure the safety of all employees
  • Ensure GBC (Process Baseline) is maintained.
  • Startup and troubleshoot the injection molding process
  • Make adjustments to correct/prevent parts defects.
  • Maintain and improve manufacturing efficiencies (more good parts per hour)
  • Assure IATF16949 compliance through procedure adherence and paperwork flow
  • Maintain and improve cleanliness and orderliness in the area
  • Perform housekeeping chores as department requirements dictate.
  • Attend training as required.
  • Assist in covering the manufacturing floor on weekends

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Two to three years of injection molding processing experience
  • Good mechanical ability and aptitude is essential in this
  • Preferred that position has RJG experience

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required.
  • Working Knowledge of ERP systems and Windows-based computer programs are helpful in performing the duties of this position.
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Program Manager

JOB TITLE: Program Manager
EXEMPT: Yes
DEPT. #: 6500
REPORTS TO: Engineering Manager
HOURS:

SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for planning, leading, and organizing the APQP and new product launch functions within the organization.  Activities include interfacing with sales and customers while coordinating internal resources and suppliers to develop new programs.  The role also will facilitate internal improvement projects as required.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide imaginative, thorough, and practicable solutions to a wide range of technical problems involving the conventional utilization of material process techniques.
  • Conceive and plan projects involving the development of new methods to attain objectives.
  • Learn, utilize and train on APQP launch functions and lead new program launches.
  • Interface with mold and tool suppliers to develop robust molds.
  • Interface with engineering services providers.
  • Support sales activities through travel, presentations, and technical support activities.
  • Develop timelines and coordinate internal and external resources.
  • Utilize best practices and lessons learned to launch successful new programs.
  • Support internal continuous improvement activities.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to successfully complete projects (internal and external projects and teams).
  • Keep current within area of specialty in support of project assignments.
  • Provide technical consultation to internal functions.
  • Maintain and review engineering files and records, as needed.
  • Review and approve internally generated documents and drawings prior to distribution.
  • Review project requests for appropriateness and benefits to the company, working closely with sales and marketing personnel, and product/product development engineers.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with QA/QC personnel.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to interpret and evaluate data and processes.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to read, interpret, prepare and issue drawings, blueprints, and related specifications.
  • Understanding of applicable customer requirements.
  • Knowledge of design practices, manufacturing techniques, and inspection requirements.
  • Knowledge of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) techniques.
  • Ability to use various computer systems to produce data, reports, timelines, and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to develop timelines and project plans.
  • Ability to coordinate new mold construction with suppliers.
  • Working knowledge of plastic resins.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • BS degree in engineering or technical field preferred.  Must be fluent with plastic injection molding processes and have the technical understanding of each process step.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk and see and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.  Long periods of sitting and reaching and/or standing should be expected, depending on the day’s work responsibilities.
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Quality Engineer

JOB TITLE: Quality Engineer
EXEMPT: Exempt
DEPT. #: 6400
REPORTS TO: Quality Manager
HOURS: TBD

SUMMARY: Candidates should be dynamic QE’s who have a passion for continuous improvement of our manufacturing process. You must be excited about being involved in a team environment with a goal of 0 DPPM launches and on-time PPAP delivery. It requires someone with a technical background, excellent organizational abilities, customer service ethics, communication, and time management skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Communicate with customers in a proactive style (Establish ongoing positive dialog for continual customer satisfaction)
  • Some travel to visit customer facilities
  • Designing and implementing simple and effective systems, work instructions, and mistake-proofing methods for improved customer satisfaction and reducing waste
  • Use 8D style problem-solving tools to eliminate root causes and drive improvement.
  • Internal auditing
  • Monitoring production process data in order to identify and prioritize continual improvement opportunities aimed at improved customer satisfaction, reduced waste, and measurable cost savings.
  • Statistical tools
  • Data analysis
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • IATF 16949 Quality System (VDA 6.3 also helpful)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products.
  • Possess strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong Automotive New Product Launch experience preferred.
  • Structured adherence to APQP
  • Proven engineering leadership (Blueprints, Strong GD&T, SPC)
  • PPAP (IMDS, PFD, PFMEA, CP. Etc.)
  • Metrology and gage calibration systems
  • CAPA (8D, PDCA, RCA, 5Why, Ishikawa,)
  • Effective and compelling communication skills (Presentation, verbal, written skills)
  • College or technical degree with 3-5 years QE experience, preferably in plastic injection molding applications (automotive and non-automotive).

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent or work experience
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Quality Inspector

Job description

We are looking for a responsible Quality Inspector to check the quality of all incoming and outgoing material and products as well as production procedures. You will be a firm advocate of quality in our business. You will embrace our culture of continuous improvement and be an advocate of our 2-Second Lean philosophy.

The ideal candidate will possess a trained eye for detail and will be reliable and committed. In depth knowledge and comprehension of quality standards is essential. Experience in an ISO 9001 environment is essential with experience in IATF 16949 desired.

You must have ambition, enjoy working in a strong-team environment and like to have fun at work while working toward high quality standards and goals.

Responsibilities

· Read blueprints and instructions to comprehend the quality expectations for the product and supplies

· Approve or reject raw materials with respect to quality standards and record supplier performance

· Select output samples and check them using appropriate methods (measuring dimensions, testing functionality, comparing to specifications etc.)

· Use automated systems to perform complex testing procedures

· Maintain records of testing, information, and various metrics such as number of defective products per day etc.

· Inspect procedures of the entire production process to ensure they are efficient and comply with safety standards

· Monitor the use of equipment to ensure it is safe and well-maintained and discard any that does not meet requirements

· Prepare and submit reports to the quality manager

Requirements

· Proven experience as quality inspector, quality technician, or a role directly responsible for quality decisions.

· Familiarity with quality testing machines and systems (calipers, mics, pins, cmm, force testing stands, etc.)

· Thorough knowledge of quality control standards and testing methodologies

· Certification of quality control is a strong advantage (ISO 9000, IATF 16949)

· Working knowledge of MS Office

· High School Degree: Further qualifications will be a plus

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Tooling Engineer

JOB TITLE: Tooling Engineer
EXEMPT: Yes
DEPT. #: 6500
REPORTS TO: Engineering Manager
HOURS:

SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for planning, leading, and organizing the APQP and new product launch functions within the organization.  Activities include interfacing with sales and customers while coordinating internal resources and suppliers to develop new programs.  The role also will facilitate internal improvement projects as required.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide imaginative, thorough, and practicable solutions to a wide range of technical problems involving the conventional utilization of material process techniques.
  • Conceive and plan projects involving the development of new methods to attain objectives.
  • Learn, utilize and train on APQP launch functions and lead new program launches.
  • Interface with mold and tool suppliers to develop robust molds.
  • Interface with engineering services providers.
  • Support sales activities through travel, presentations, and technical support activities.
  • Develop timelines and coordinate internal and external resources.
  • Utilize best practices and lessons learned to launch successful new programs.
  • Support internal continuous improvement activities.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to successfully complete projects (internal and external projects and teams).
  • Keep current within an area of specialty in support of project assignments.
  • Provide technical consultation to internal functions.
  • Maintain and review engineering files and records, as needed.
  • Review and approve internally generated documents and drawings prior to distribution.
  • Review project requests for appropriateness and benefits to the company, working closely with sales and marketing personnel, and product/product development engineers.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with QA/QC personnel.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to interpret and evaluate data and processes.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to read, interpret, prepare and issue drawings, blueprints, and related specifications.
  • Understanding of applicable customer requirements.
  • Knowledge of design practices, manufacturing techniques, and inspection requirements.
  • Knowledge of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) techniques.
  • Ability to use various computer systems to produce data, reports, timelines, and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to develop timelines and project plans.
  • Ability to coordinate new mold construction with suppliers.
  • Working knowledge of plastic resins.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • BS degree in engineering or technical field preferred.  Must be fluent with plastic injection molding processes and have a technical understanding of each process step.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk and see and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.  Long periods of sitting and reaching and/or standing should be expected, depending on the day’s work responsibilities.
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Jeffersonville, IN:

Accountant & Administrative Support

Accountant & Administrative Support 

Reports to: Plant Manager with guidance from Corporate HR and Accounting team

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and Support Lean culture development through participation in daily drumbeat meetings
  • Accounting responsibilities to include but not limited to daily activities of A/R and A/P and month end close.
  • Assist with raw materials purchases with guidance from Corporate Purchasing.
  • Support shipping department as needed
  • Backup for payroll and HR duties
  • Assist with annual inventory count and reconciliation
  • Generate reports for Staff and Corporate Managers
  • Analysis and monthly review of Financial Statements with Staff and Corporate Managers

Key Elements:

  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Willingness to learn and grow
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing processes and Financials
  • Full support and leadership of Lean Culture Development
  • High standards of confidentiality
  • Ability to get along with all employees, customers and vendors
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CNC EDM Operator

JOB TITLE: CNC EDM Operator
REPORTS TO: Tooling Manager
HOURS: Second Shift – Either four 10-hr. shifts or five 8  hr. shifts.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Choosing the correct program and set-up for each item given to burn
  • Checking parts and documenting inspection numbers
  • Optimizing machine for burn conditions and unattended burning
  • Running multiple machines as jobs allow
  • Advising Programming Dept. of overburn and quantity of electrodes
  • Maintaining a clean work area
  • Performance of other duties as may be assigned by supervisor
  • Filling out daily time tickets and other paperwork as required

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Understanding of the company’s quality goals and how it affects this position
  • Knowledge of injection molds (shut-offs & part)
  • Blueprint reading
  • General knowledge of shop tools for inspection and set-ups
  • General knowledge of the operation of Ram EDM
  • Knowledge of program and burn conditions
  • Ability to support and communicate Viking’s culture and core values and participate in the continuous improvement process
  • Solid understanding of the following procedures: (See QF-6.2.2-5)

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent or work experience
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CNC Mill Operator

CNC Mill Operator

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Direct Supervisor: Tooling Manager
Indirect Supervisor: President

Hours Worked: First Shift 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

May be adjusted by management according to needs.
This Position Has the Responsibilities / Authorities For:

  • Choosing the correct tooling and set-up for each item given to machine
  •  Able to understand NC code
  •  Responsible for checking of parts and documenting inspection numbers
  •  Optimize machine performance and unattended cutting
  • Run multiple machines as jobs allow
  • Needed competencies include:1 Knowledge of Injection molds (shut-offs & part)
  • Blue print reading
  • General knowledge of shop tools for inspection and set-ups
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Maintenance

Maintenance

Reports to: Production Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Support lean culture development as active and growing participant.
  • Attend and participate in daily drumbeat meetings
  • Establish and perform preventive maintenance on plant equipment (molding machines and support equipment)
  • Perform troubleshooting activities on equipment
  • Support shift team activities as needed

Key Elements:

  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing
  • Full support and leadership of Lean Culture Development
  • Knowledge of injection molding equipment
  • Knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems
  • Ability to troubleshoot and perform root cause analysis
  • Ability to operate fork truck, bridge crane, and support equipment for injection molding operation.
  • Lock out Tag Out experience
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Supervisor/Process Technician

Supervisor / Process Technician

Reports to: Production Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Support and lead lean culture development on shift
  • Participate in daily drumbeat education and sharing meetings.
  • Supervision and coordination of shift personnel
  • Setup and troubleshooting of injection molding machines and support equipment.
  • Leadership and coordination of mold change activities to yield quick changeover activities
  • Team leader for shift to provide a safe work environment with high quality and efficiency
  • Interface with production planning software to ensure accuracy in production tracking
  • Training team on safety and cross functional efforts
  • Maintain established processes.
  • Ensure high quality product is produced and support quality efforts in the plant.
  • Utilize inspection gages and equipment to ensure quality in product.

Key elements:

  • 5-10 years of experience in injection molding with supervisory skills
  • Full support and leadership of Lean Culture Development
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to setup injection molding processes
  • Ability to support auxiliary equipment and support elements of injection molding
  • Production reporting
  • Ability to monitor production standards.
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Toolmaker

JOB TITLE: Toolmaker
REPORTS TO: Tooling Manager
HOURS: Second Shift – either four 10-hr. shifts, or five 8  hr. shifts.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Managing all phases of jobs assigned to him to assure on-time delivery
  • Attending tooling kick-off meetings and preliminary design reviews to make recommendations
  • Machining, fitting, and assembling all components of a complex tool
  • Troubleshooting and repairing any damaged tool
  • Training apprentice in trade skill, safety, communication, and culture
  • Coordinating scheduling of his jobs with the Tooling Manager
  • Running various machines as required to complete his jobs
  • Communicating with and sometimes traveling to customers to assist in troubleshooting or repairs
  • Helping develop new methods and procedures to reduce deliveries
  • Maintaining a clean work area
  • Performance of other duties as may be assigned by supervisor
  • Filling out daily time tickets and other paperwork as required
  • Attending Monday tooling meetings

Needed competencies include:

  • Understanding of the Quality Policy and how it affects this job
  • Running & operating Knee Mill, Surface Grinders, Lathe
  • CNC Wire & CNC turning experience a plus
  • Good communication skills
  • Managing skills for multi projects
  • Blueprint reading and math skills
  • Good problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Solid understanding of the following procedures: (See QF-6.2.2-5)
  • Ability to support and communicate Viking’s culture and core values and participate in the continuous improvement process

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and Certificate of completion for a Toolmaker or 10 years experience on the job training
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Louisville, KY:

Purchasing Agent

SUMMARY: This position will be responsible for procuring the raw materials and services at the optimum quality, delivery, price and service. Also support and achieve the company’s goals and objectives to continuously improve in the areas of Quality, Materials, and Environmental systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain work areas in professional manner
  • Identify and develop approved sources for goods and services.
  • Assure delivery of raw materials and services necessary to support the production schedule and on time delivery to our customer
  • Process requisitions for MRO items
  • Enter Purchase Orders into the Symix system
  • Acquire and record documentation from suppliers that comply with OSHA Regulations, QS9000, ISO140001, TS16949, and customer requirements such as IMDS. Examples would include the approved vendors list and bringing on new materials into the VP system
  • Coordinate efforts with suppliers to reduce inventory and improve turns such as consignment programs or two bin Kan Ban systems
  • Pursue goals for cost savings
  • Monthly reports documenting achievement towards meeting cost savings and strategic goals
  • Coordinate supplier performance measurables and send periodic report cards with follow up on poor performers
  • Work with MRP item action reports to release raw materials to meet production requirements while meeting goals and objectives for inventory turns
  • Negotiate favorable terms and conditions
  • Conduct business in an ethical manner representing the Company in a professional manner and in keeping with the UCC and governmental regulations
  • Bring new suggestions of continuous improvement from the supply base
  • Support the safety initiatives and standard
  • Maintain and archive documents per IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 standards.
  • Assure that Purchase orders reference the requirements of the 4.6 standards and those of our customer requirements
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities
  • Utilize 8D tools with the supply base to correct nonconformance and to achieve continuous improvement
  • Support efficient activities for cross training with other associates in the front office
  • Evaluate safe practices in the department for continuous improvement
  • Perform other related duties as required

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Good math aptitude, data entry, with oral, written, negotiating skills communication skills is essential in this position and the individual must be capable of a problem-solving thought process. Basic knowledge of applicable UCC law and purchasing practices required along with a proven track record for cost improvement and lean inventory techniques.
  • The employee must possess the ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external customers in both written and oral form

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/CERITIFCATIONS:

  • 7 years applicable purchasing experience required (automotive preferred) with progressive responsibility and skills. CPM highly desirable.
  • Working Knowledge of: an ERP system Purchasing, MRP, and modules. (Symix Syteline preferred), EDI and internet, and of Windows based computer programs (Excel, Word, Access) are required to perform the duties in this position. Working knowledge of Quality statistical methods preferred. Knowledge of injection molded resins and rubber seal commodities desired.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Use of sight, hearing, smell and touch senses is required to be proficient in all responsible job functions. Fine motor skills in upper body necessary to evaluate physical objects and operate computer and manufacturing equipment. Long periods of sitting and reaching and/or standing should be expected, depending on the day’s work responsibilities.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to use hands to type, handle, or feel and talk and see and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and lift up to 35 lbs.
  • Travel and overtime are required when necessary

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Maintenance Technician

JOB TITLE: Maintenance Technician
EXEMPT: Hourly
DEPT. #: 6400
REPORTS TO: Tech Services Manager
HOURS: 2nd or 3rd shift

SUMMARY: This position has responsibilities to maintain and improve plastics manufacturing equipment and facility.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Repair, perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot injection molding, and other types of machines.
  • Repair, perform preventative maintenance on the facility.
  • Order supplies as directed by the department.
  • Work with other departments to ensure all equipment is in condition to meet customer production requests.
  • Maintain work areas in a professional manner.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Must have current driver’s license and good driving record
  • Must demonstrate good communication skills in both verbal and written form.
  • Must be familiar with electrical drawings, mechanical drawings, and hydraulic/pneumatic drawings.
  • Must demonstrate good knowledge of basic mathematics, measuring practices, and working knowledge of test equipment.
  • Must have reliable transportation and communication means.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and call-in.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent with minimum of two years of electro-mechanical Training /experience in a production/plant environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Must be able to lift 70lbs without assistance on a frequent basis.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, stoop, walk, push, pull, and climb.
  • Good sight and hearing required.
  • Must be able to work with and around chemicals/solvents.
  • Must be able to work in hot and cold environments.
  • Must be able to work in closed-in areas.
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and frequently lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to a manufacturing environment and elements such as odor, noise, dust, heat, cold, and chemicals.

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Plastic Process Engineer

JOB TITLE: Plastic Process Engineer
EXEMPT: No
REPORTS TO: Shift Supervisor

SUMMARY:  This position has responsibilities to perform mold setting, troubleshooting, and processing.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assure the safety of all employees
  • Ensure GBC (Process Baseline) is maintained.
  • Startup and troubleshoot the injection molding process
  • Make adjustments to correct/prevent parts defects.
  • Maintain and improve manufacturing efficiencies (more good parts per hour)
  • Assure IATF 16949 compliance through procedure adherence and paperwork flow
  • Maintain and improve cleanliness and orderliness in the area
  • Perform housekeeping chores as department requirements dictate.
  • Attend training as required.
  • Assist in covering the manufacturing floor on weekends

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Two to three years of injection molding processing experience
  • Good mechanical ability and aptitude is essential in this
  • Preferred that position has RJG experience

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required.
  • Working Knowledge of ERP systems and of Windows-based computer programs are helpful in performing the duties of this position.
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Process Technician

JOB TITLE: Process Technician
EXEMPT: No
REPORTS TO: Shift Supervisor

SUMMARY:  This position has responsibilities to perform mold setting, trouble shooting and processing.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assure safety of all employees
  • Ensure GBC (Process Baseline) is maintained.
  • Startup and troubleshoot the injection molding process
  • Make adjustments to correct/prevent parts defects.
  • Maintain and improve manufacturing efficiencies (more good parts per hour)
  • Assure IATF 16949 compliance through procedure adherence and paperwork flow
  • Maintain and improve cleanliness and orderliness in the area
  • Perform housekeeping chores as department requirements dictate.
  • Attend training as required.
  • Assist in covering the manufacturing floor on weekends

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Two to three years of injection molding processing experience
  • Good mechanical ability and aptitude is essential in this
  • Preferred that position has RJG experience

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required.
  • Working Knowledge of ERP systems and of Windows based computer programs are helpful in performing the duties of this position.
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Quality Inspectors

Quality Inspector

We are looking for a responsible Quality Inspector to check the quality of all incoming and outgoing material and products as well as production procedures. You will be a firm advocate of quality in our business.  You will embrace our culture of continuous improvement and be an advocate of our 2-Second Lean philosophy.

The ideal candidate will possess a trained eye for detail and will be reliable and committed. In-depth knowledge and comprehension of quality standards are essential.  Experience in an ISO 9001 environment is essential with experience in IATF 16949 desired.

You must have ambition, enjoy working in a strong team environment, and like to have fun at work while working toward high-quality standards and goals.

Responsibilities

  • Read blueprints and instructions to comprehend the quality expectations for the product and supplies
  • Approve or reject raw materials with respect to quality standards and record supplier performance
  • Select output samples and check them using appropriate methods (measuring dimensions, testing functionality, comparing to specifications, etc.)
  • Use automated systems to perform complex testing procedures
  • Maintain records of testing, information, and various metrics such as the number of defective products per day, etc.
  • Inspect procedures of the entire production process to ensure they are efficient and comply with safety standards
  • Monitor the use of equipment to ensure it is safe and well-maintained and discard any that does not meet requirements
  • Prepare and submit reports to the quality manager

Requirements

  • Proven experience as a quality inspector, quality technician, or a role directly responsible for quality decisions.
  • Familiarity with quality testing machines and systems (calipers, mics, pins, cmm, force testing stands, etc.)
  • Thorough knowledge of quality control standards and testing methodologies
  • Certification of quality control is a strong advantage (ISO 9000, IATF 16949)
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • High School Degree: Further qualifications will be a plus
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