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Director of Engineering

Lexington, Kentucky
3 Sep 2022

Very large company has an excellent opportunity available for a Director of Engineering, with a strong background in injection molding. This position will be involved with manufacturing process design, new technologies & maintenance, new product development & enhancements, product testing, plastics machinery & mechanical engineering. This is a staff level position and does not have any direct reports. This position offers an executive level base salary & comprehensive benefits.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develops manufacturing process design.
  • Develops and participates in the application of new technologies and maintenance.
  • Develops ideas for new products or product enhancements and oversees engineering involvement in the creation of new products and improvement of existing products.
  • Leads the design, development, and enhancement of new and existing products/product lines.
  • Stays abreast of trends in the field and ensures that all products meet the strategic goals of the organization.
  • Product Development - implementation into manufacturing - product production (full cycle knowledge).
  • Applies knowledge of engineering principles to design products such as engines, instruments, controls, robots, machines, etc.
  • Conducts product testing and creates models and prototypes. Maybe be involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and/or repair of mechanical products.
  • Individual contributor - meaning responsible for outcomes, collaboration with other departments (engineering, material science, manufacturing technology, automation, etc.).
  • Theoretical / outside the box engineering capabilities.
  • Strong in material science.
  • Understanding of how plastic reacts to stress strained curves.


  • Plastics Engineering or Mechanical Engineering experience.
  • 15-years of experience to include plastic product design with progression into manufacturing.
  • Proven track record in problem solving manufacturing challenges.
  • Mechanical Engineering degree.
  • Five years of plastics experience.
  • Experience in the design and manufacturing of large plastic parts;
  • 15-200 lbs.
  • Polymers, extrusion, and injection molding.
  • ISO 9001.
  • Experience in thermoplastics, polyethylene, polypropylene, HDPE, LLDPE would be a plus.
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  • Job Reference: 703140149-2
  • Date Posted: 3 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Midland Recruiters
  • Location: Lexington, Kentucky
  • Salary: On Application