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Top 50 Plastics Engineer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Plastics Engineer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Plastics Engineer resumes they appeared on. For example, 15.9% of Plastics Engineer resumes contained Mold Parts as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Plastics Engineer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Plastics Engineer:

1. Mold Parts

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2. Plastic Parts

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Here's how Plastic Parts is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Performed mechanical design, plastic part design and managed the manufacture of equipment for making plastic parts.

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3. New Product Development

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Here's how New Product Development is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Contributed to cross-functional new product development teams with tooling and design engineers.
  • Managed new product development from concept through production launch on a hand held printer and a blood platelet separation device.

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4. Plastic Part Design

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Here's how Plastic Part Design is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Created Plastics Training class that covered; plastic part design, plastic materials, injection molding and mold construction.
  • Validate plastic part designs for strength, function and molding requirements.

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5. Product Quality

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Here's how Product Quality is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Reduced GP risk for high volume resins by identifying cost effective alternates without sacrificing product quality.

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6. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Devised and managed new material handling system project for injection molding department, resulting in annual cost savings of $23K.
  • Played instrumental role in reliable low cost (ReLoCo) programs to offer significant cost savings by incorporating innovative ideas.

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7. Project Management

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Here's how Project Management is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Manage new projects from concept through development utilizing a blend of project management and engineering skills.
  • Project management from quoting to production.

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8. Solidworks

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9. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Evaluated and selected mold-makers and molders, and provided technical support to purchasing.
  • Provided technical support and training for molding and assembly.
  • Served as technical support for Sales, focusing on resolving customer inquiries and reviewing product recommendations.

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10. Material Selection

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Here's how Material Selection is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Ensured that all plastic components were designed for manufacturability, including material selection.

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11. CAD

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Here's how CAD is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Provided tooling support to design teams for plastic parts utilizing a combination of good working knowledge and CAD tools.
  • Design and analysis of customer products utilizing I-DEAS CAD and Mold Flow analysis software.

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12. Customer Requirements

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13. R

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Here's how R is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Established schedules and priorities wrote and executed qualification and validation protocols and reports, and obtained appropriate approval signatures.
  • Eliminated recurring non-conformance of injection molded and structural foam molded parts for Vitek2blood testing equipment.
  • Directed improvements to infrastructure, department layout and implementation of safety procedures.
  • Generated the data and required documentation to regrind primary runners.
  • Redesigned part to incorporate plastic design principles.
  • Manufacture support for plastic components.
  • Presented data to upper management.
  • Launch initially resulted in 60-70% scrap rates, was reduced to below 20% in 6 months.
  • Conducted refurbishments on worn tooling per Ford engineering program extension requirements on engine mount power train products.
  • Conducted seminars to educate current and potential customers on the benefits of the process.
  • Achieved smooth production of Vitek2 blood testing module for this medical equipment provider.
  • Trouble shooting customer complaints and warranty returns of plastic related issues.
  • Gate freeze and apparent viscosity studies, thermal response mapping.
  • Requisitioned Models & Rapid Prototypes for testing.
  • Resulted in a safer working environment.
  • Project Leader (Capital and New model) New model mold development; process setup, takeout and trim robot programming.
  • Performed accelerated aging on plastics and elastomers in oil and refrigerants to look at the change in physical and mechanical properties.
  • Post molding equipment included fully robotic sonic welding cells, insert heat staking and fixturing for residual stress relief.
  • Eliminated design defects in vacuum formed packaging tray, tri-fold and made injection and vacuum formed molds defect free.
  • Generated a material database for the Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) and the Digital Scanning Calorimeter (DSC).

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14. Pro Engineer

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15. DOE

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Here's how DOE is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Conducted process capability studies and DOE's on new and current production tools.
  • Perform new tool samples and DOE's.

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16. Plastic Material

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Here's how Plastic Material is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Analyzed and recommended plastic materials for new products.
  • Selected and supported plastic material choices for components, (Polycarb.

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17. SPC

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Here's how SPC is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistical process control (SPC), analyzed data and calculated capability study using SQC pack software.

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18. Process Optimization

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Here's how Process Optimization is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Developed technical support function to all disciplines to provide solutions for materials, process optimization and part design issues/concerns.

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19. RJG

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Here's how RJG is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Process Engineering - Implemented Cavity Pressure program for all molds using RJG Cavity Pressure Technology.

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20. CPK

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21. Sigma

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Here's how Sigma is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Assisted LEAN Master and engineering staff with LEAN Six-Sigma projects, data gathering and analysis.

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22. Engineering Changes

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Here's how Engineering Changes is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Managed new tooling projects and engineering changes for molds and support equipment.

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23. QS

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24. GM

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Here's how GM is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Tested and evaluated plastic materials, components and related items according to ASTM, Chrysler, GM and other applicable specifications.
  • Exhibited strong working knowledge of material goods defects and made quick judgments regarding quality and usability.

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26. PVC

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27. Nylon

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Here's how Nylon is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Secured an alternate source for Nylon 6, 6 which resulted in $65K worth of RM cost savings annually.

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28. CAE

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29. Analysis Software

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Here's how Analysis Software is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Developed preliminary results for all new launch products utilizing Moldflow Insight analysis software.

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30. Process Improvement

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31. ABS

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32. Process Parameters

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Here's how Process Parameters is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Optimized and documented process parameters and quality inspection specifications.

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33. Assembly Line

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Here's how Assembly Line is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Trained customers on the proper use of the Staged Fuel Filter on their Fuel Delivery Module assembly lines.
  • Designed the assembly line for Staged Fuel Filter, using Continuous Process Improvements methods.

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34. Quality Control Standards

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35. New Processes

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Here's how New Processes is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Keep track of the new equipment and new processes implementation in the molding areas to assure proper functioning and documents deployment.
  • Develop and implement new processes or tooling in the plastics areas as needed.
  • Helped develop new processes for injection molding machines, Measured parts on various measuring equipment.

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36. Design Reviews

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37. QC

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Here's how QC is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Performed QC work when necessary.

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38. Engineering Support

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39. Engel

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40. CNC

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Here's how CNC is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Supervised 2 molding presses and 3 CNC mills-lathes.
  • Reduced CNC mills, lathes & molding press times by 15 to 25% with excellent ongoing QC.

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41. DFM

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Here's how DFM is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Conducted DFM part design with internal and external stakeholders optimizing designs and manufacturing processes for flawless production launch

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42. RSL

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43. FDA

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44. Smed

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45. Lab Equipment

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46. Design Changes

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Here's how Design Changes is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinate activities related to Design Changes and Risk Management review meetings related to the molding processes.

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47. Injection Process

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48. Process Capability

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49. New Designs

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Here's how New Designs is used in Plastics Engineer jobs:
  • Worked with product designers and manufacturing engineers in the development of new designs and the validation of materials and processes.
  • Manage and approve new designs and changes to new and existing tools and equipment.

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50. Acetal

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20 Most Common Skills For A Plastics Engineer

Mold Parts

21.6%

Plastic Parts

19.3%

New Product Development

8.0%

Plastic Part Design

6.0%

Product Quality

4.0%

Cost Savings

4.0%

Project Management

4.0%

Solidworks

3.3%

Technical Support

3.3%

Material Selection

3.3%

CAD

3.3%

Customer Requirements

3.0%

R

2.7%

Pro Engineer

2.3%

DOE

2.3%

Plastic Material

2.3%

SPC

2.0%

Process Optimization

2.0%

RJG

1.7%

CPK

1.7%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Plastics Engineer

Rank Skill
1 Mold Parts 15.9%
2 Plastic Parts 14.1%
3 New Product Development 5.9%
4 Plastic Part Design 4.4%
5 Product Quality 2.9%
6 Cost Savings 2.9%
7 Project Management 2.9%
8 Solidworks 2.4%
9 Technical Support 2.4%
10 Material Selection 2.4%
11 CAD 2.4%
12 Customer Requirements 2.2%
13 R 2.0%
14 Pro Engineer 1.7%
15 DOE 1.7%
16 Plastic Material 1.7%
17 SPC 1.5%
18 Process Optimization 1.5%
19 RJG 1.2%
20 CPK 1.2%
21 Sigma 1.2%
22 Engineering Changes 1.2%
23 QS 1.2%
24 GM 1.0%
25 Toyota 1.0%
26 PVC 1.0%
27 Nylon 1.0%
28 CAE 1.0%
29 Analysis Software 1.0%
30 Process Improvement 1.0%
31 ABS 1.0%
32 Process Parameters 1.0%
33 Assembly Line 1.0%
34 Quality Control Standards 1.0%
35 New Processes 1.0%
36 Design Reviews 1.0%
37 QC 0.7%
38 Engineering Support 0.7%
39 Engel 0.7%
40 CNC 0.7%
41 DFM 0.7%
42 RSL 0.7%
43 FDA 0.7%
44 Smed 0.7%
45 Lab Equipment 0.7%
46 Design Changes 0.7%
47 Injection Process 0.7%
48 Process Capability 0.7%
49 New Designs 0.7%
50 Acetal 0.7%
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