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Head of Injection Molding

Company: igus Inc.
Location: Rumford
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Our client, IGUS Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers in the industrial cable management arena, is a global company founded in Germany, with its US HQ located in Rumford, RI. The company produces industrial cable management cable carrier systems, bearings, linear technology and more products in a highly customized, customer centric and hence cellular and flexible production environment. The highly successful and rapidly growing US Organization, with currently about 500 employees, is looking for an Head of Injection Molding for its manufacturing/assembly business. This position is located at the Rumford, RI plant. The details about the company and products can be found here:

Position The Head of Injection Molding is responsible for setting-up and supporting the infrastructure for a newly created injection molding production. In this compelling and exciting role, you will be given the opportunity to draw from your experience in leading and training high performing process engineering teams to streamline injection molding operations. Manage the process engineering team in an international environment and take responsibility for establishing, controlling, and improving new and existing injection molding processes.
Your high-energy level, strategic mindset, openness, and ambition to become a key component for the company's ambitious growth strategy are most valued.
This position is within in a highly collaborative environment and requires a hands-on personality as well as superior team management and communication skills.


  • Setting up and supporting the infrastructure for new production (in corporation with igus HQ in Cologne, Germany).
  • Provide technical support for the day-to-day production activities.
  • Establish, control, and improve new and existing injection molding processes.
  • Manage a team of process technicians and process specialists.
  • Implement, manage & oversee continuous improvement initiatives on the plant floor.
  • Investigate tooling, equipment, and material improvements to improve uptime, throughput, and quality.
  • Establish effective working relationships with multiple departments to maximize project management success.
  • Develop and maintain process documentation, ensure that accurate documentation is provided at all times.
  • Train production personnel on new and revised processes.
  • Ensure new satellite facility is up to standard and code.
  • Work with quality and operations personnel to ensure ISO compliance.
  • Machine and Tool maintenance

    • Bachelor's Degree, Electronic or Mechanical / Industrial Engineering preferred
    • 3-5 years in a management role with strong customer focus and ability to lead teams
    • 5-7+ years of hands-on experience in injection molding with in-depth knowledge of plastic processing, machinery, and equipment, including robots (automation)
    • Track record of training and developing high-performing teams to succeed in growth-oriented atmosphere.
    • Machine and tool maintenance experience
    • Strong trouble shooting experience
    • Experience with tools such as SPC, PFMEA, and DoE, Lean and Six-Sigma
    • Ability to prioritize work to balance multiple tasks
    • ERP/MRP System experience
    • - Exceptional interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills

Keywords: igus Inc., Providence , Head of Injection Molding, Other , Rumford, Rhode Island

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