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Director, Manufacturing Technology


Phillips-Medisize, a Molex Company, is seeking a Director of Manufacturing Technology to lead the technical strategy development, standardization and people development for injection molding, tooling and automation as well as direct line leadership of tool build operations globally for the Medical Pharma Solutions division.

What You Will Do In the role

  • Provide direction and leadership to the Principal Engineering, Automation Systems, and Tool Build teams regarding: standards development, continuous improvement, and training; surge support to project teams, technical assessment and management of approved supplier lists, tool build strategies, automation build strategies, automation build profit and loss management, and tool build profit and loss management. This includes performance management, career development, compensation actions, and staffing actions.
  • Support the Principal Process Engineer in leading Process Council initiatives around the global injection molding process development standardization and related business processes including: press selection, process development methodologies, process transfer, and training
  • Support the Principal Automation Engineer in leading Automation Council initiatives around the global automation standardization and related business processes including: cost estimating, equipment specification, vetting of automation vendors for technical capability/fit, assembly process development, the management of integrators during the machine build process, and scalable automation technologies.
  • Support the Principal Tooling Engineer in leading Tooling Council initiatives around the global tooling standardization and related business processes including: mold standards, mold technology, mold quoting, vetting of tooling vendors for technical capability/fit, and the management of strategic tooling initiatives.
  • Manage the global company-wide tool build strategy, planning, operations profit and loss performance, and capex deployment
  • Manage the global company-wide automation build strategy, planning, operations profit and loss performance, and capex deployment
  • Coordinate the global Manufacturing Technology Roadmap, prioritization of the Technology roadmap, and development of internal project proposals to implement high priority roadmap items related to manufacturing technology standardization and development.
  • Collaborate with training resources to establish engineering technical development plans, including establishment of training/development standards for technical engineering disciplines, selection of relevant curriculum, and selection of training sources
  • Extended travel to other facilities may be required to support business needs 

The Experience You Will Bring

Skills and Abilities:

  • Leadership skills including ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Decision making and prioritization skills
  • Strong ability to think outside of the box and to assist others in doing so
  • Strong understanding of the new product introduction process
  • Strong ability to establish and implement systems and processes
  • Ability to partner effectively with peer leaders
  • Strong ability to work with a diverse group of people with a wide range of skill sets, motivations, technical abilities, and experience
  • Strong understanding of market, customer, technology, and emerging trends
  • Strong and effective communication skills, including verbal, written, presentation, and negotiation
  • Knowledge of injection molding, plastics/metal materials and associated processes


    • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or other technical discipline
    • Minimum ten (10) years professional experience
    • Experience leading an engineering project management team
    • Broad knowledge of medical device and drug delivery system molding, assembly, and quality requirements

      What Will Put You Ahead

      This position does not qualify for VISA sponsorship


      This facility operates under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and therefore, any person hired must demonstrate with verifiable documentation that he/she is either: (i) a U.S. Citizen; (ii) ac active Green Card Holder; pr (iii) a "Protected Person" as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324(b)(a)(3).

      Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

      At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

      Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
      Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
      This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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