The Plasman Group
  • 15-May-2019 to 14-Jul-2019 (CST)
  • Hopkins
  • Hopkins, MN, USA
  • Seasonal

A.P. PLASMAN Inc. is a full service supplier to a variety of major automotive OEM and Tier 1 customers. Headquartered in Windsor, Ontario, Canada with 11 highly automated manufacturing facilities in Canada, USA and Mexico, we offer dedicated plants for tooling, molding, paint, chroming and assembly operations of Class "A" plastic exterior trim products.

Thermotech Inc ., a division of Plasman Group, is one of our technology-driven manufacturing companies specializing in precision injection molding and assembly. We are actively seeking a Manufacturing Engineer for our Hopkins, Minnesota location. As an organization, we're very employee and forward focused in our approach and we believe that you should be too. If this is you, please apply today.


  • Investigate and analyze established manufacturing processes and molds. Modify, correct and improve all aspects of the processes including methods, procedures, equipment, molds, cycles, automation, peripheral and secondary equipment, work flow, documentation, part inspection, statistical application, molding parameters, packaging, etc.  Initiate associated cost reduction while maintaining capability to meet customers' requirements.  Process MWO (mold work order) for mold repair or revision.
  • Set-up manufacturing process for production including packaging, handling, parts flow, quality, assembly, secondary operations, etc. Coordinate with customer to resolve production problems.  Establish quality and production procedures and ensures capability of customer requirements and Thermotech capabilities.
  • Troubleshoot production problems associated with specific molds, projects, or customer.
  • Understand cavity pressure applications.
  • Evaluate and investigate new equipment offerings from manufactures of molding machines, related peripheral equipment and new process enhancements. Recommend purchase.
  • Aid in identification of technical training needs and development of appropriate instruction plans. Conduct on-the-job and classroom training for individuals or small groups in production and production related departments.
  • Involved in improvement task forces for mold repair, set-up reduction, capability studies, etc.
  • Participate in pre-design and pre-production meetings for new molds and projects.
  • Basic knowledge of current thermoplastic resins. Investigate and evaluate new resins for process, shrinkage, flow, etc. in actual production environment.
  • Review production standards and update where needed.
  • Support the Quality Engineering Department in determining root causes and corrective actions for customer complaints.
  • Apply Thermotech Guiding Principles while carrying out job responsibilities.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.


    • Technical bachelors' degree in progress.


    • Technical bachelors' degree in progress.


    • Plastic molding technology, mold design and function.
    • Plastic resin processing characteristics, molding machine functions.
    • Automation concepts.
    • Cost analysis.
    • SPC & Inspection technology, statistics and design of experiments.
    • World class manufacturing principles.
    • Communications skills and company objectives.
    • Interpersonal skills.
    • Written and verbal communication skills.
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