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: Automotive Account Manager Position Overview Primary responsibilities are the management of new and existing business at a major automotive Tier 1 suppliers. This includes prospecting new business, managing existing business and production changes. Key Responsibilities Build strong relationships with engineering, quality and purchasing contacts within the Tier 1. Understand the new business opportunities in existing commodities, sourcing timing and key deliverables at the Customer. Functional plastics and assemblies. Understand, develop strategy and relationships in the engineering and purchasing groups within the Customer to promote Viking Plastics product offerings. Strengthen relationships with our Tier 1 customers supplying HVAC, thermal, kinematics, fluid handling, battery, and steering injection molded components. Support the management team in forecasting current business, developing sales pipeline, quotes, engineering changes and marketing efforts. Additional Responsibilities Monitoring supplier portal for PO’s, quotes and capacity planning. Coordinating customer feedback, concerns and customer visits Understand the Viking Plastics product portfolio, process capabilities and positioning strengths. Background of engineering or sales of injection molded components and assemblies. Know Viking Plastics competitors, SWOT analysis. Manage customer contact information, leads and opportunities in CRM. Contract review Work with cost estimating and engineering department to obtain all key information required to competitively quote new opportunities. Presentations, Tech Reviews, quote preparation for customer review. Job Requirements 5-10 years automotive or plastics experience. Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business or marketing Knowledge of injection molding Strong communication skills, written and verbal Experience in quoting, engineering interface and relationship building. Results and growth oriented. Natural energy and problem solving skills. Located in Michigan, Ohio or Kentucky. APPLY NOW! Junior Accountant REPORTS TO: Controller/Assistant Controller RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to: 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, A/P, cash receipts and cash disbursements Cost accounting activities Assist with month end close activities Assist with annual inventory count and reconciliation Assist with analysis and monthly review of financial statements Generate reports as needed KEY ELEMENTS: Experience with ERP systems (Syteline/IQMS preferred) Ability to meet stringent deadlines 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 QUALIFICATIONS: 2 + years’ experience Bachelor’s degree in Accounting APPLY NOW! Quality Engineer Viking Plastics – Corry is currently looking to hire an experienced and motivated Quality Engineer to join our growing team. 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 and supplier locations Lead the development and execution of the quality plan for new product launches, ensuring compliance with customer and industry standards Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure successful launch of new products, including design, engineering, production and supply chain Conduct quality reviews of new products, identifying and resolving potential quality issues before they impact production or customer satisfaction Designing and implementing simple and effective systems, work instructions and mistake-proofing methods for improved customer satisfaction and reducing waste Internal auditing ensuring compliance with IATF 16949, ISO 14001, and other relevant quality standards, including PPAP and APQP Develop and implement quality control plans and procedures, including Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) Use 8D style problem solving tools to eliminate root causes and drive improvement Utilize data analysis tools and techniques to identify trends and opportunities for continuous improvement both pre-launch and during initial production 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: Experience with Lean Manufacturing principles and continuous improvement methodologies, including knowledge of lean quality manufacturing Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to effectively analyze and interpret complex data. CAPA (8D, PDCA, RCA, 5 Why, Ishikawa) IATF 16949 Quality Systems (VDA 6.3 also helpful) including Metrology and gage calibration systems, PPAP (IMDS, PIF, PFMEA, CP, etc.) Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products Strong Automotive New Product Launch experience preferred – proven engineering leadership (blueprints, strong GD&T, SPC) Structured adherence to APQP Lean Launch Process Strong, effecting, and compelling communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams (Presentation, verbal, organizational and written skills) College or technical degree with 3-5 years QE experience, preferably in plastic injection molding applications (automotive and non-automotive) Physical Demands/Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. 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 50 lbs. The employee is required to talk, see and hear. Travel and overtime are required when necessary Currently we are not accepting resumes from people who will need sponsorship or relocation assistance. APPLY NOW! Program Manager 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. 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 à lead new program launches · Interface with mold and tool suppliers to develop robust molds · Interface with engineering services providers · Support sales 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 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/CERITIFCATIONS: · BS degree in engineering or technical field preferred. Must be fluent with plastic injection molding processes and have technical understanding of each process step. A minimum of 3 years of experience is preferred. 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. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. APPLY NOW! Manufacturing Support Clerk Viking Plastics is looking for an upbeat, motivated individual to join our Corry, PA team! REPORTS to: Production Manager RESPONSIBILITES include but are not limited to: Support Viking’s lean culture development as an active and growing participant Assisting the manufacturing team with projects Input manufacturing data on a daily basis Analyze and provide information based on manufacturing reports for things like Scrap and SMED Work in a team environment as participant or leader to solve problems Assisting Manufacturing support departments such as Purchasing and Shipping SKILLS required: Self motivated and ability to work on their own or in team environment Organized and proven record of completing tasks on time Strong verbal and written communication skills Comfortable speaking in front of groups Experience with Excel to create spreadsheets, use formulas and pivot tables Experience with Power Point and ability to put slide presentations together Experience with MRP systems is a plus (IQMS) Problem Solving methodology experience such as 8D’s or 5-whys is a plus APPLY NOW! Shift Supervisor Viking Plastics – Corry is looking for a responsible Shift Supervisor to join our growing team! RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to: Assign personnel to workstations and ensure machine operation is done in a safe and efficient manner Assist with start-up and/or shut down of molding machines as required. Communicate with other shifts and personnel for overall efficient operation of entire process Review and approve reporting of production, scrap, and down-time Uniformly enforce work rules as outlined in current handbook Sign off on work hours for direct reports and assist in evaluations and discipline issues. Enter manufacturing floor transactions into ERP system Assure the safety of all employees Maintain and improve cleanliness and orderliness throughout the facility Attend meetings and training as required Be a leader in our Lean Manufacturing culture EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Five years supervisory experience Ability to effectively communicate at every level within the organization Ability to make decisions in a fast-paced environment Hands on experience with the injection molding process preferred BENEFITS include: Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance 401k (with company match) Life Insurance FSA If you are interested in this position, please go to our company website at www.vikingplastics.com and click on the Join Our Team tab to complete a quick survey! APPLY NOW! 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 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 Benefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Flexible spending account Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Vision insurance Schedule: 8 hour shift Monday to Friday Weekend availability Experience: Quality: 2 years (Preferred) Shift availability: Overnight Shift (Preferred) APPLY NOW! 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. APPLY NOW! Jeffersonville, IN: Production 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. APPLY NOW! Louisville, KY: Operators APPLY NOW! Not ready to change jobs, but would like to be considered the next time there’s an opening at Viking? APPLY NOW!