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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

Production Planner / Scheduler

Material Handler

Injection Molding Specialist

Secondary Operations Technician

 

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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

Revised:        March 2021

 

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

Revised:         February 2021

 

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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Production Planner / Scheduler

Company:      SIMTEC Silicone Parts

Position:         Production Planner / Scheduler

Department:   Production

Reports to:     Production Manager

FLSA status:  Non-Exempt

Revised:         March 2021

 

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 interacting professionally and communicating in a timely and effective manner with internal customers including Customer Service, Sales, Engineering, Production and Accounting. Duties will include managing all production planning and scheduling within the facility and monitoring work orders using SIMTEC’s ERP system (IQMS) to ensure timely order deliveries.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning
    • Setup and modify as needed new and existing parts, and routing in IQMS system
    • Notification of any spikes or changes to customer demand and initiate appropriate next steps with related stakeholders
    • Coordinate changes in parts (i.e. rev levels, BOMs, etc.) with Customer Service, Sales, Engineering, Production, and Accounting, and update ERP (IQMS) accordingly
    • Review production specifications, identify, and report plant capacity constraints
    • Early communication of parts/material shortages and initiate next steps actions
    • Coordinate with production, purchasing and finance teams to develop and maintain scheduling parameters
    • Schedule training programs for staff to develop themselves on the job and meet production goals.
    • Monitor routine equipment maintenance schedule to avoid outages and repairs during production
  • Production Scheduling
    • Create, monitor, analyze, plan and execute daily production schedules for production parts in accordance with the standard best practices
    • Develop production schedules in accordance with sales forecast, machine and employee capacity, and new business opportunities
    • Single point of contact for production scheduling
    • Efficiently assign production to minimize company costs and meet delivery deadlines.
    • Resolve production, manpower and material shortage problems quickly in an order of priority
  • Reporting
    • Use IQMS to generate reports and schedules
    • Create and publish weekly Customer Releases and Delivery reports
    • Create and publish weekly reports on Material yield, Earned hours, Capacity planning and Down time hours for all production departments
    • Develop daily and weekly production status reports for Production Manager
  • Inventory Management
    • Order and stock adequate materials to avoid any shortages
    • Participate and coordinate Daily Cycle Counting of Inventory and periodical Physical Inventory
    • Responsible for maintaining parts inventory levels to support production requirements
    • Ensuring consumption of raw material is consistent with BOM
    • Responsible for preventing shortages, obsolescence, or excess parts inventory

 

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Support organization management of shop floor material flow (internal logistics).
  • Any other related duties as assigned by Production/Management

 

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree / diploma in Materials Management or equivalent work experience
  • Requires a minimum of 2 to 5 years of relevant experience in materials planning, scheduling, forecasting, logistics, supply chain ideally within a low volume/high mix manufacturing environment
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • Strong ERP/MRP systems knowledge, prior experience with IQMS a plus
  • Experience with lean concepts/tools such as Kanban, JIT and Kaizen
  • Understanding of production flow principles and manufacturing processes
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with many levels and types of people
  • Good written, oral and presentation skills
  • Problem solving & decision-making skills
  • Computer proficiency in Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

 

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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Material Handler

Company:            SIMTEC Silicone Parts, LLC

Position:               Material Handler

Department:         Production

Reports to:           Production Manager

FLSA status:        Non-Exempt

Revised:               January 2021

 

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, LLC

Position:               Injection Molding Specialist

Department:         Production

Reports to:           Production Manager

FLSA status:        Non-Exempt

Revised:               March 2020

 

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 operation of 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:

  • Machine Operations:
    • Start-up and shut-down of Injection Molding Machines and auxiliary equipment
    • Inspection of product manufacturing 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.
    • Verify production process against documented process
    • Keep the assigned injection molding machine clean and organized under the 5S System
    • Report scrap and rejects in the IT system
    • Create product labels in the IT system
    • Assist in Secondary Operations as needed (post-cure, sorting), etc.
    • Check and restock the raw material (plastic pallet, master batch, silicone, silicone color, boxes, dividers, and trays), etc.
  • 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 and work area

 

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Work close with the shift supervisor and QA to ensure product quality
  • Must be punctual and reliable

 

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Mechanical aptitude with the ability to learn and adapt
  • Five years’ experience working on injection molding ecosystems
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills in English language
  • High level attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

 

Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree
  • Basic knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical and mechanical operations

 

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule 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 work in confined area with loud noise, extreme temperatures
  • 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 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:               Secondary Operations Technician

Department:         Secondary Operations

Reports to:           Secondary Operations Manager and/or Production Manager

FLSA status:        Non-Exempt

Revised:               October 2020

 

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 performing all tasks associated with post production and preparation for shipment in accordance with customer specification.

 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Inspection:  Responsible for final inspection of products before packaging. Review quality notes for any additional information regarding product. Review customer specifications for final product shipping. Ensure work is reported accurately in ERP system.
  • Packaging: Assist with all post production activities such as: post curing parts, application of talc or graphite coatings, printing necessary markings on parts, printing labels, preparing boxes, and packaging parts in boxes. Coordinating with shipping and receiving in order to ensure the timely preparation of parts due to ship.
  • Work environment: Adhere to cleanliness standards and product safety guidelines. Maintain a safe work environment by assuring conformance to policies and good practices.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Generate reporting to reflect post production material usage and shipping
  • Conduct Special project as assigned
  • Assist in training new team members

 

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience working with packaging materials or assembling shipping containers in a manufacturing setting
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, meet time sensitive deadlines and organize workload with general supervision
  • High level attention to detail in order to identify flaws in products

 

Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience operating a standup forklift

 

Working Conditions/Other:

  • Will be performing light to moderate physical tasks on a regular basis, lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time

 

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.