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SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC is recognized as one of North America’s top solutions provider for Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) and Multi-Shot LSR components. Our customers include Fortune 100 companies that have entrusted us with production of their automotive, life science, industrial, and consumer components.

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SIMTEC Team

As we continue our growth, we are looking for passionate, qualified, talent to join our unique, innovative, dynamic, growing company! If you are a dedicated individual looking for an opportunity to begin or advance your career please submit your resume for consideration.

Talent@simtec-silicone.com

Positions Available

Head of Sales

Launch Engineer

Process Optimization Technician

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Material Handler

Injection Molding Specialist

 

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Current Openings at SIMTEC Silicone Parts (Miramar, FL)

 

Head of Sales

Company:      SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC

Position:        Head of Sales

Department:  Sales

Reports to:    Managing Director

FLSA status: Exempt

 

Position Summary:

To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

General Description:

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Head of Sales will manage and lead all day-to-day sales, business development, marketing, and account management efforts for all of SIMTEC. The role is responsible for the continued growth of the organization, including but not limited to its offerings to the automotive, medical device and consumer product industries. He/she will be required to travel to all customers in the U.S. and prospective customer locations through Europe, Central and Latin America.

We’re looking for a technically sound, dependable and people-oriented playing captain who has the drive to continue double-digit growth, liaison between customers and operations, while being responsible for pricing strategies. While this leader is expected to bring B2B manufacturing sales expertise, his or her industry expertise in automotive or life-sciences will be an important aspect to success.

 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Acquisition/Customer Relations: Develop and execute the company’s business strategies in order to attain the goals in winning profitable new business
    • Defining and implementing sales and marketing strategies
    • Identifying, approaching new customers in target markets, generating attractive requests for quotations (RfQs) and winning profitable projects.
  • Strategy:
    • Prepare and implement comprehensive budgets and business plans in cooperation with the VP Finance to facilitate achievement by planning cost-effective operations and market development activities
  • Staff Management:
    • Manage a highly effective sales and marketing team
  • Corporate and Social Responsibility:
    • Ensure company policies and legal guidelines are communicated all the way from the top down in the company and that they are followed at all times. Communicate and maintain trust relationships with shareholders, business partners and authorities

 

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage special projects, serve on project teams as needed
  • Contribute to Rico Group projects as assigned

 

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Proven experience in managerial sales position in a B2B environment in the plastics and/or rubber industry
  • Basic engineering skills and understanding of manufacturing technologies (reading drawings, specifications, etc.)
  • Thorough knowledge of doing business with international customers and negotiating commercial terms
  • Demonstrable experience in developing and implementing strategic and business plans and managing a sales team
  • BSc/BA in business administration or mechanical engineering
  • Fluent in English complimented by a proficiency in at least one other language, notably German or Spanish

 

Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the custom LSR injection molding market in North America
  • Knowledge and experience with LSR/LSR-multi-shot injection molding technology
  • Familiarity with medical device parts or automotive parts manufacturing

 

Personal Attributes:

  • Initiative and Motivation: Actively tries to influence events to achieve Company objectives and goals and is a high-energy self-starter.
  • Organization and Independence:– Can establish priorities and course of action for managing multiple tasks and acts based upon available information
  • Customer Relationship – This role is focused on maintaining and enhancing current customer base, while building new relationships in the marketplace.
  • Articulate Communication –Must be able to express themselves clearly and effectively when talking with potential customers; must be able to confidently speak in front of small or large groups
  • High Energy – Establish and maintain high activity levels.
  • Adaptability – Ability to perform a variety of tasks and be able to change assignment or direction on short notice.
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving – Identifies problems, gathers data, develops and assesses alternative courses of action, and makes timely decisions based on logical assumptions using all available information.
  • Persuasiveness – Uses appropriate and creative methods and styles of communication to gain acceptance, solve a problem, or lead an internal initiative.
  • Planning – Establishes course of action, uses time efficiently, and is well organized.
  • Resilience – Maintains effectiveness and a positive attitude in the face of disappointment or rejection.
  • Cooperation – Works well with others, takes time to help customers. Willingness to work with all internal partners for project success.

 

About SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC

SIMTEC is a leading, U.S.-based Extraordinary Solutions provider exclusively focused on the customized, serial production of Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR), LSR over-molded and 2-Shot (LSR/Thermoplastic) solutions, and Multi-Shot (LSR/Thermoplastic and Metal) injection molded components. As a technology driven company, for more than 18 years SIMTEC has been envisioning and manufacturing high precision, tight tolerance solutions for global innovative leaders in the automotive, life science, electronic, infant and personal care industries. SIMTEC Silicone Parts is ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and ISO/TS 16949 certified, as well as cGMP compliant. The company is a proud member of the RICO GROUP.

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Launch Engineer

Company:      SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC

Position:         Launch Engineer

Department:   Engineering

Reports to:     Head of Engineering

FLSA status:  Exempt

 

Position Summary:

To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

 

General Description:

Provide injection molding manufacturing engineering, quality engineering and project management support for production operations focusing on the handoff from the validation process to mass production. Will also be responsible for the creation and revision of in place work instructions, procedures and training or delegating the steps to the necessary team members

 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Project Management: Focus on the transition of a validated process to mass production meeting customer requirements and fitting the steps to SIMTEC manufacturing. Update and revise work instructions and other procedures and complete the corresponding training. (40%)
  • Engineering: Create and modify 3D models and 2D drawings using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Set up or improve production units, devices and ancillary equipment used in production and/or secondary processes. (20%)
  • Production: Identify inefficiencies and problems relating to the flow of production. Design solution using sound engineering expertise. Use knowledge of Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) and thermoplastic manufacturing processes to make technical improvements to injection molding manufacturing equipment, processes, and methods in order to support continuous production and improvements. (20%)
  • Quality: Assist with validation strategy and execution of associated plans and reports with the assistance of the Quality Department. Assist with the implementation of test protocols and the analysis of production data for process improvements. Troubleshoot problems and flaws with tests and apparatus involved. (20%)

 

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Work environment: Maintain a safe work environment by assuring conformance to policies and good practices. Address safety issues immediately – related to people, equipment or work area.
  • Confidentiality: Display a high level of integrity by maintaining the confidence of proprietary information. Protect all tangible and intangible company assets.
  • Design and Analysis Assessments: Provide input for departments outside of engineering for process improvements.
  • Special Projects: Assignments pertaining to the daily operations of SIMTEC or unique situations that require engineering support or reporting.
  • Training: Assist with internal and cross department trainings.

 

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Plastics, Industrial), or equivalent work experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Ability to interface directly with key customer contacts on technical items
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to individuals outside of the injection molding industry
  • Ability to think critically and provide analysis to solve problems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level attention to detail
  • Excellent people skills

 

Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Injection molding or similar technical experience
  • Experience with Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) Industry
  • Technical sales experience with focus on engineering
  • Knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP)/manufacturing software systems
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) (Solidworks preferred) modeling experience

 

Working Conditions/Other:

  • Willingness to travel domestically and international for customer/supplier meetings or industry conferences
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Occasional work with noise and variable temperatures

 

About SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC

SIMTEC is a leading, U.S.-based Extraordinary Solutions provider exclusively focused on the customized, serial production of Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR), LSR over-molded and 2-Shot (LSR/Thermoplastic) solutions, and Multi-Shot (LSR/Thermoplastic and Metal) injection molded components. As a technology driven company, for more than 18 years SIMTEC has been envisioning and manufacturing high precision, tight tolerance solutions for global innovative leaders in the automotive, life science, electronic, infant and personal care industries. SIMTEC Silicone Parts is ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and ISO/TS 16949 certified, as well as cGMP compliant. The company is a proud member of the RICO GROUP.

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Company:            SIMTEC Silicone Parts

Position:               Process Optimization Technician

Department:        Production

Reports to:           Head of Production

FLSA status:        Non-Exempt

 

Position Summary:

To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities. Job descriptions represent a general outline of job responsibilities and qualifications. They are not intended to be comprehensive in nature. In addition, jobs evolve over time and, therefore, their descriptions may not reflect the precise nature of the position at a given point of time.

 

General Description:

Responsible for trouble shooting and optimization of automated injection-molding cells to mold parts and components in compliance with customer specifications. Program, monitor and trouble shoot production cells consisting of injection molding presses, robots, dosing pumps and related equipment.

 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Injection Molding Operations:  Program, monitor and troubleshoot injection molding cells and take steps necessary to ensure efficient good quality runs. Work to maintain safety, reduce downtime, and decrease scrap/non-conformities.
  • Optimization: Systematic root cause analysis for machine downtime and product defects and definition of actions to improve performance. Monitoring progress and efficacy in implementing actions, update instructions and report completion of optimization activities. Monitor process and record process changes and occurrences in the relevant systems.
  • Quality Assurance:  Identify cause of defects and assist Quality Assurance team and Head of Production with the implementation of solutions.
  • Work environment: Adhere to cleanliness standards and product safety guidelines, including machine cleaning assignments. Maintain a safe work environment by assuring conformance to policies and good practices. Address safety issues immediately –people, equipment or work area.

 

 Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Train new team members
  • Stay abreast of emerging technology and processes
  • Conduct special projects as assigned

 

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • High School Diploma, or equivalent
  • 3 to 5 years relevant work experience in manufacturing environment with proven record in systematic problem solving
  • Knowledge of injection-molding, tools and programming of robots
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English
  • Familiarity with software programs including ERP, Microsoft Office, AutoCAD
  • High level attention to detail with ability to function under pressure and deadlines, exercise good judgment and make decisions
  • Ability to work in a team environment and as well as work independently

 

Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Associate’s Degree and/or completed an apprenticeship and/or formal training in related area
  • Experience working in a Lean manufacturing environment (Six Sigma, Kaizen)

 

 Working Conditions:

  • Physically able to bend, squat, twist, climb, push/pull, reach & lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to handle and grip small parts
  • Ability to work in confined area with loud noise, extreme temperatures, standing for 8+ hours
  • Occasional travel

 

About SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC

SIMTEC is a leading, U.S.-based Extraordinary Solutions provider exclusively focused on the customized, serial production of Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR), LSR over-molded and 2-Shot (LSR/Thermoplastic) solutions, and Multi-Shot (LSR/Thermoplastic and Metal) injection molded components. As a technology driven company, for more than 17 years SIMTEC has been envisioning and manufacturing high precision, tight tolerance solutions for global innovative leaders in the automotive, life science, electronic, infant and personal care industries. SIMTEC Silicone Parts is ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and ISO/TS 16949 certified, as well as cGMP compliant. The company is a proud member of the RICO GROUP.

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Company:            SIMTEC Silicone Parts

Position:               Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Department:         Production

Reports to:           VP Production

FLSA status:        Non-Exempt

 

Position Summary:

To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities. Job descriptions represent a general outline of job responsibilities and qualifications. They are not intended to be comprehensive in nature. In addition, jobs evolve over time and, therefore, their descriptions may not reflect the precise nature of the position at a given point of time.

 

General Description:

Provide support for all facility maintenance, preventive maintenance, equipment repair, and troubleshooting of facility equipment and process support systems. Maintain or repair property, production areas, and equipment through preventive maintenance program; ensures all maintenance and repairs are completed in a timely, cost-effective manner and according to all specifications.

 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance:  Maintain facility and repair all production related equipment, hardware and tools as needed; this will include general maintenance and replacement of production machine parts to limit chance of production breakdowns. Document maintenance in accordance with internal and external requirements. Develop/update process documents to show proper repair and maintenance techniques. Perform troubleshooting and repair techniques on manufacturing equipment, electrical/electronic and mechanical systems.
  • Housekeeping:  Ensure that all equipment is clean and ready for use. Perform monthly test on all safety systems.
  • Work environment: Maintain a clean and organized work space. Maintain a safe work environment by assuring conformance to policies and good practices. Address safety issues immediately – people, equipment or work area. Interface with VP Production regarding maintenance need and ensures timely response to requests.
  • Quality: Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Provide feedback for improved performance; Ensure work quality.

 

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct special projects as assigned
  • Assist in training new team members

 

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent
  • 3 years experience working in industrial maintenance environment
  • Expert knowledge and use of common manual repair tools
  • High level attention to detail with ability multi-task and prioritize work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Associate degree in industrial maintenance or related field
  • 1 year working in mold maintenance, welding or hydraulics

 

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to perform light to moderate physical tasks often, ability to lift up to 80 pounds
  • Working with light to heavy machinery
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work in confined area with loud noise, extreme temperatures

 

About SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC

SIMTEC is a leading, U.S.-based Extraordinary Solutions provider exclusively focused on the customized, serial production of Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR), LSR over-molded and 2-Shot (LSR/Thermoplastic) solutions, and Multi-Shot (LSR/Thermoplastic and Metal) injection molded components. As a technology driven company, for more than 19 years SIMTEC has been envisioning and manufacturing high precision, tight tolerance solutions for global innovative leaders in the automotive, life science, electronic, infant and personal care industries. SIMTEC Silicone Parts is ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and ISO/TS 16949 certified, as well as cGMP compliant. The company is a proud member of the RICO GROUP

 

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Material Handler

Company:            SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC

Position:               Material Handler

Department:         Production

Reports to:           Production Manager

FLSA status:        Non-Exempt

 

Position Summary:

To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities. Job descriptions represent a general outline of job responsibilities and qualifications. They are not intended to be comprehensive in nature. In addition, jobs evolve over time and, therefore, their descriptions may not reflect the precise nature of the position at a given point of time.

 

General Description:

Responsible for assisting with the set up and operation of the injection-molding machines to mold parts and components in compliance with customer specifications. Monitor injection molding machines as well as related equipment and supplies to ensure continued production of quality parts.

 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Material Handling: Assist with raw material changes, and support production by following procedures to ensure that lines are equipped with an adequate supply of trays, containers, etc. for de-molded parts.
  • Quality Assurance:  Complete visual inspections of parts produced and notify Injection Molding Specialists and QA department of non-conforming parts.
  • Work Environment: Adhere to cleanliness standards and product safety guidelines, including machine cleaning assignments. Maintain a safe work environment by assuring conformance to policies and good practices. Address safety issues immediately – people, equipment or work area. 

 

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with secondary operations functions
  • Inspect and package finished goods
  • Assist in training new team members
  • Improve quality of production and improve plant efficiency through process improvements
  • Conduct special projects as assigned

 

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • High School Diploma, or equivalent
  • Mechanical aptitude with the ability to learn and adapt
  • Good verbal communication
  • Good mathematical skills
  • High level attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team environment and as well as work independently

 

Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Familiarity with software programs including ERP, Microsoft Office, AutoCAD
  • Experience working in a Lean manufacturing environment (Six Sigma, Kaizen)
  • Lift truck certified 

 

Working Conditions:

  • Physically able to bend, squat, twist, climb, push/pull, reach & lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to handle and grip small parts
  • Ability to work in confined area with loud noise, extreme temperatures, standing for 8+ hours
  • Occasional travel

 

About SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC
SIMTEC is a leading, U.S.-based Extraordinary Solutions provider exclusively focused on the customized, serial production of Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR), LSR over-molded and 2-Shot (LSR/Thermoplastic) solutions, and Multi-Shot (LSR/Thermoplastic and Metal) injection molded components. As a technology driven company, for more than 18 years SIMTEC has been envisioning and manufacturing high precision, tight tolerance solutions for global innovative leaders in the automotive, life science, electronic, infant and personal care industries. SIMTEC Silicone Parts is ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and ISO/TS 16949 certified, as well as cGMP compliant. The company is a proud member of the RICO GROUP

 

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Injection Molding Specialist

Company:            SIMTEC Silicone Parts

Position:               Injection Molding Specialist

Department:         Production

Reports to:           Shift Lead

FLSA status:        Non-Exempt

 

Position Summary:

To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities. Job descriptions represent a general outline of job responsibilities and qualifications. They are not intended to be comprehensive in nature. In addition, jobs evolve over time and, therefore, their descriptions may not reflect the precise nature of the position at a given point of time.

General Description:

Responsible for operating injection-molding machines to mold parts and components in compliance with customer specifications. Monitor and trouble shoot injection molding machines as well as related equipment and supplies to ensure continued production of quality parts.

 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Machine Operations:

  • Start-up, trouble shoot and shut-down of Injection Molding Machines and auxiliary equipment (robots, pumps, etc.).
  • Inspection of parts according to control plan and work instructions.
  • Daily preventive maintenance on production equipment (mold, injection molding machine, chiller, plastic pallets dryer, temperature control unit, vacuum pump), etc.
  • Keep the assigned injection molding machine clean and organized under the 5S System.
  • Report work (create and disposition labels and IQ-logs), scrap and rejects in the IT system.
  • Analyze issues in process and give inputs for work orders for service and maintenance of tools and equipment.
  • Address safety issues immediately – people, equipment and work area.

 

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in Secondary Operations as needed (post-cure, sorting), etc.
  • Assist in restocking the raw material (plastic pallet, master batch, silicone, silicone color, boxes, dividers, and trays), etc.

 

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Mechanical aptitude and precision with the ability to learn and adapt.
  • Must be punctual and reliable. High level attention to detail.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

 

Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Five years’ experience working on injection molding ecosystems, preferably on Arburg presses and robots
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills in English language.
  • Basic knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical and mechanical operations.

 

 Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work in confined area with loud noise, extreme temperatures.
  • Willingness to work in shift schedule and to accommodate additional work time as necessary.
  • Ability to perform moderate lifting to up 50 pounds and physical tasks associate with heavy equipment, machinery, and production materials including operating forklifts.
  • Ability to handle and grip small parts.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time (8+ hours).

 

About SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC

SIMTEC is a leading, U.S.-based Extraordinary Solutions provider exclusively focused on the customized, serial production of Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR), LSR over-molded and 2-Shot (LSR/Thermoplastic) solutions, and Multi-Shot (LSR/Thermoplastic and Metal) injection molded components. As a technology driven company, for more than 17 years SIMTEC has been envisioning and manufacturing high precision, tight tolerance solutions for global innovative leaders in the automotive, life science, electronic, infant and personal care industries. SIMTEC Silicone Parts is ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and ISO/TS 16949 certified, as well as cGMP compliant. The company is a proud member of the RICO GROUP.

 

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