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We at Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies run the business operations of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) in the Americas. Being part of the global Freudenberg Group, our company is a leading producer of advanced sealing technologies for automotive and general industries. Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is a joint venture between Freudenberg and NOK Corp. in Japan, is headquartered in Plymouth, MI, operates more than 20 facilities and employs about 4,700 people across the Americas.
Materials Selection and Evaluation:
Identify and select appropriate materials for specific product applications, considering factors such as mechanical properties, durability, cost-effectiveness, and environmental impact.
Arrange for thorough material testing and evaluation (tensile test, chemical compatibility, etc..) to be done at other facilities, interpret the results, and communicate to either customers or internally to peers and management.
Injection Molding Expertise:
Develop and optimize injection molding processes to achieve high-quality, consistent, and efficient production of plastic components and products.
Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to injection molding, such as cycle time optimization, defect reduction, and process stability.
Collaboration and Technical Support:
Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including design, manufacturing, and quality assurance, to ensure seamless integration of materials and processes into product development.
Provide technical support and guidance to production teams, addressing material-related challenges and ensuring adherence to quality standards.
Research and Innovation:
Stay updated on the latest developments in materials science, manufacturing technologies, and injection molding techniques, and apply this knowledge to drive continuous improvement in our products and processes.
Propose and lead innovative projects aimed at enhancing product performance, reducing costs, or improving sustainability.
Bachelor's degree in Materials Engineering, Polymer Science, or a related field; Master's or Ph.D. preferred.
Proven experience in a manufacturing environment, with a focus on plastics and injection molding.
Strong knowledge of polymer materials, processing, and characterization techniques.
Proficiency in CAD software for design and analysis purposes.
Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and within a team.
Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
A commitment to safety, quality, and continuous improvement.
Communication & Collaboration: Communicates clearly and concisely, while engaging proactively with colleagues at all levels of the organization.
Value for Customers: Anticipates, understands and meets internal/external customers’ needs and expectations. Develops solutions based on a customer centric approach.
Innovation: Drives and supports innovative ideas, while taking informed risks to seek and develop new or improved solutions.
Drive & Execution: Proactively identifies what needs to be done and takes action. Explores new ways and pursues new opportunities.