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Full-Time

Responsible for directing the sourcing of all materials and vendors to mitigate supply disruption and maintain an efficient flow of goods and services affecting production.

Responsibilities
• Develop and lead global sourcing initiatives to satisfy production and customer demand.
• Interface with key suppliers to solve pricing, quality and delivery matters.
• Direct the negotiations on sourcing and cost reduction initiatives and ensure favorable prices, terms, lead times and continuous cost out initiatives.
• Facilitate the implementation of best practices with off shore and domestic suppliers.
• Develop risk management procedures to mitigate supply disruption
• Supervise a purchasing team and delate tasks across departments when necessary.
• Work closely with legal counsel to make sure contracts and terms with suppliers and vendors are favorable.
• Communication with management regularly regarding the efficient flow of goods and services affecting production.
• Work with suppliers to maintain a safety stock.
• Oversee RFP’s where appropriate.
• Enter into and oversee supply contracts with critical vendors.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field
• Strong negotiating skills
• At minimum 7 years of direct management experience in purchasing
• Ability to work well with a team in a high-stress and face-paced environment
• Comprehensive understanding of MS Excel, MS Work and industry standard purchase order software platforms
• Past experience with global purchasing

Qualified candidates please submit your resume and cover letter to resume@thefgi.com, or mail to The Fountainhead Group, Inc., 23 Garden Street, New York Mills, NY 13417. No Phone calls. The Fountainhead Group Inc. is an AAE/EEO employer.

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Full-Time

Manufacturer in New York Mills, NY (Upstate NY area) is in need of order pickers, shipping clerks and forklift operators for all shifts. Duties may include but are not limited to:

•Picking and staging orders, as needed.
•Shipping orders via computer systems.
•Maintaining and consolidate FG's as needed.
•Material Handling functions to move raw materials, sub-assemblies and finished goods around the facility.
––Load/unload transfer trucks
––Move incoming receipts to stock locations
––Move production receipts to stock locations
––Return product not used on pack lines to stock locations
––Stage product for next day's production start-up
––Supply manufacturing lines with materials needed to support production
•Maintain overall cleanliness of warehouse daily.
•Work on special projects as needed.
•All other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by manager.

Job Requirements:

•Must have 2 years prior forklift and warehouse experience.
•Forklift license preferred.
•Must be computer literate.
•Must be able to speak, read & write English.

No Phone Calls.

Qualified candidates can apply in person, Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm, at the Fountainhead Group, Inc., 23 Garden St., New York Mills, NY 13417 or email cover letter and resume to Theresa Wilson at resume@thefgi.com. The Fountainhead Group Inc. is an AAE/EEO Employer.

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Full-Time

Manage and maintain all daily quality routines and processes. Recommend ongoing improvements as it pertains to the Q.C. system.

Responsibilities
•To insure the integrity of all materials purchased and manufactured according to developed and proven specifications.
•Work with Quality Engineer to achieve ongoing quality improvements.
•Lead the Materials Review Board (MRB) for review and disposition of all non-conformance materials.

Tasks & Responsibilities
•Daily scheduling of all inspectors and inspection routines, insuring all daily inspection documentation is properly submitted.
•Training and management of all Quality Inspectors.
•Documentation of all products/components found to be out of specifications using the “Defective Material Report” (DMR) process, and document any accepted deviations through “Temporary Deviation” (TDM) documentation. Distribution and tracking of DMRs and TDMs with all internal departments.
•Responsible for approving all MRR & TDM completed by inspectors prior to distribution.
•Work with Quality Engineer to insure any non-conforming product or component is handled according to procedure.
•Participate in corrective action activities, working directly with Quality Engineer to support the completion of required corrective actions.
•Insure inspection plans are strictly adhered to as outlined in the Incoming, In- Process, and Final Approval inspection procedures, for each product.
•Monitoring and track product complaints, working with Quality Engineer to support continuous improvement efforts.
•Responsible for maintaining quality ratings of operators and vendors (Evaluating scrap, incoming inspections, in process inspections, and rework).
•Develop/update department procedures as needed, and enforcement of those procedures.
•Responsible for tracking & calibration of all inspection instruments. Tagging each instrument with calibration dates.

Qualified candidates please submit your resume and cover letter to resume@thefgi.com, or mail to The Fountainhead Group, Inc., 23 Garden Street, New York Mills, NY 13417. No Phone calls. The Fountainhead Group Inc. is an AAE/EEO employer.


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Full-Time

Position Overview
Responsible for the management of engineering projects including new product development, product line extensions, existing product improvements, and product cost reductions.

Tasks and Responsibilities
Take a leadership role in the development and improvement of FGI product lines by managing engineering projects from concept to commercialization, and coordinating related activities across the company.

•Projects will range in size from small product improvements, through product line extensions, and up to major new product launches.
•Adhere to the FGI New Product Development system.
•Develop and execute project plans for engineering projects including overall project approach, team members and roles, known manufacturing location(s), key suppliers/partners, initial make/buy proposal, and major project challenges.
•Create and maintain Product Specification Document (PSD) to document all aspects of a new product including performance targets, cost targets, industrial design, Bills of Material, detailed design, cost estimates, actual cost, and testing results.
•Create and manage project timelines (in MS Project). Monitor critical path items to ensure projects stay on schedule and meet critical milestones, including project deliverables related to product performance, cost, and initial production launch.
•Lead and participate in the product design and development process for assigned projects. This includes high level design oversight and some detailed CAD design work, to guide the team to the optimal product design solution. Conduct regular design reviews with design engineers to evaluate options, solve problems, and ensure product specifications and project goals are achieved.
•Create and develop detailed Engineering Bills of Material.
•Create, refine, and track product cost estimates during product development process to ensure cost targets are met.
•Create purchase requisitions for prototypes, materials, tooling, or equipment as needed to support projects.
•Estimate capital equipment costs and timeline for expenditure.
•Develop product test plans to ensure product performance meets specifications, FGI quality standards, and customer requirements.
•Develop and update manuals, labels, and packaging as needed to support new projects or product updates.
•Work collaboratively with all other departments to ensure good communication of important project information needed to meet project goals.
•Work collaboratively with, and travel to, domestic and overseas suppliers to address project challenges, manufacturability issues, timelines, product cost, etc.
•Give monthly project status presentations to senior management, focusing on product performance and cost, and project timeline. Provide key project deliverables at set milestones to demonstrate project achievements.
•Identify possible opportunities to obtain patents to protect intellectual property developed by FGI. Work with legal team to provide documentation necessary to support patent applications.
•Investigate, research, test, and prove out design proposals for improvements to cost, performance, manufacturability, ease-of-use, customer value, etc.
•Participate in continuous improvement activities within the engineering department and with other departments. Identify weaknesses in current processes, and propose changes that support departmental and company goals.
•Provide Engineering support to Production Control, Manufacturing, QC, and Purchasing on disposition and corrective action for non-conforming material.
•Adhere to all department policies and procedures.
•Engineering tasks as assigned by VP of Engineering to include but not limited to idea generation, problem solving, investigation, cost analysis, feasibility research, manufacturability research, detail design, design validation, manufacturing validation and support, QC support, documentation, cost reduction.

Requirements
•4-year engineering degree from an accredited college or university.
•5+ years of experience in an engineering position at a manufacturing facility.
•2+ years of experience in new product development.
•3+ years of experience with CAD software (SolidWorks preferred).
•Ability to work with a cross-functional team, including members from all levels of the company, to achieve projects goals.
•Ability to work with suppliers, including travel (domestic and overseas) to visit.
•Detailed knowledge of engineering drawings including ability to understand, create, revise, and check.
•Strong understanding of manufacturing processes and design for manufacturability, particularly injection molding and associated component design requirements.
•MS Office Products - Work, Excel, PowerPoint, Project.

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Full-Time

Position Overview
The Plastics Molding Process Engineer is responsible for supporting the Sr. Blow Mold Process Engineer to insure all molding systems operate effectively to support plan production. This includes maintaining, troubleshooting and improving these systems with an overall goal to improve quality, improve efficiencies and drive down costs.

Tasks and Responsibilities
•Assist in the development and support of molding department technicians.
•Work with production control and QC to insure availability of high quality molded parts as needed.
•Set specifications for all molding materials. Monitor these materials to make certain the specifications are met, and that the materials are applied properly in the molding systems.
•Develop and manage process specifications for all molder/mold combinations in the plant. Communicate these specifications to the technicians and supervisors.
•Develop techniques for monitoring the molding process (melt temperature measurement, SPC, etc.) that will enhance quality and reduce non-conforming product.
•Interact with the Quality Manager to maintain all specifications required by the customer.
•Monitor molding manufacturing processes and implement cost and quality improvements.
•Develop and monitor PM procedures for the molding equipment.
•Development and maintenance of PM procedures (cleaning, restoring wear, storage, etc.) for all molds.
•Define equipment improvements that will enhance the molding processes. Prepare presentations to management to gain approval for the resources required to make these improvements.
•Provide technical input to Engineering Department in new mold design and modifications.
•Minimize molding waste through set up reduction, scrap reduction, improved material and machine utilization.
•Evaluate and interact with outside supplier sources for molded parts, components, molds, and tooling.
•Assist the technicians and supervisors in developing both their skills and overall understanding of the molding process.
•Provide training to mold technicians as needed.
•Work closely with Maintenance Supervisor to insure that quality, cost reduction and production goals are met.
•Work with Molding Department Supervisors in such initiatives as molding scrap reduction, cycle time optimization and process improvements.
•All other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by Process Engineering Manager.

Position Requirements
•Minimum of 3 years experience with Cincinnati, Graham or Davis Standard accumulator head blow molders.
•Solid background in extrusion blow molding and secondly plastics inject molding.


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