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Design Engineering Manager – Plastics Manufacturing – Base Salary to 90k/year – Conneaut Lake, PA

Conneaut Lake, PA 16316

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Design Engineering Manager – Plastics Manufacturing – Base Salary to 90k/year – Conneaut Lake, PA

  • Our client, a well-established Plastics Manufacturing Company, is currently seeking a Design Engineering Manager for their Conneaut Lake, PA area location.  This company is focused on creating a positive culture with a tight-knit team.
  • In this role, the Design Engineering Manager will be responsible for overseeing the design department and managing projects.  This will include leading a small team of design engineers, coordinating project activities, ensuring timely and high-quality deliverables, and fostering collaboration between departments.


  • Collaborate to create designs using CAD software
  • Manage design projects from inception to completion (time, cost, quality)
  • Lead the small design department; collaborate, mentor, evaluate
  • Manage department budgets, resource allocation, and capacity planning
  • Optimize Designs via engineering analysis, feasibility studies, and simulations
  • Apply DFM (Design for Manufacturability) for efficiency and effectiveness
  • Evaluate various plastic materials suitable for injection molding
  • Identify opportunities for improvement: process, cost reduction, and quality
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation
  • Communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, and internal stakeholders
  • Participate in design reviews, quality inspections, and testing activities


  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or related
  • Experience in design engineering, preferably in custom injection molding
  • Proficiency in CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, AutoCAD) and other design tools
  • Knowledge of plastic materials and their properties; material selection
  • Familiarity with DFM principles to optimize designs
  • Strong project management skills, including coordinating cross-functional teams
  • Effective leadership /team management / communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to conduct engineering analysis and simulations


  • Base salary up to 90k/year, flexible depending on candidate experience
  • Management bonus program
  • Medical/ Dental/ Vision/ ST & LT Disability Insurance
  • 401k with 6% match
  • PTO / Vacation & Holiday Pay
  • Training/ Educational Support
  • Relocation assistance available as needed

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Additional Information

PLASTICS SEARCH This niche recruiting practice is highly focused within the realm of plastics manufacturing with an emphasis on roles in Engineering, Operations, and mid to senior-level Management, to Director/VP and C-suite Executive positions. Our Plastics Recruiting team targets exceptional talent within the realm of plastic Injection Molding, Blow Molding, Thermoforming, Extrusion, and many more. Whether you are currently working in plastics manufacturing passively/actively looking for that better opportunity, looking for more career-advancement opportunities, or a recent college graduate seeking a new role in Plastics Manufacturing, we’ll guide you with long term minded care and focus. #PlasticsCareers

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Meet Your Recruiter

Gisele Nadeau
Management and Operations Recruiter – Manufacturing

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Gisele brings 14 years of Recruiting experience with a concentration on Operations Management and Engineering. 

Originally from Massachusetts, she attended U-Mass, Amherst for English Literature and Psychology.  Spent a semester in Siena, Italy.  Then, moved to PA and enjoyed the interaction with a staffing specialist / recruiter so much, she decided to go into it professionally.

She worked in temporary and financial staffing for a few years before focusing on raising a family. She returned to recruiting and quickly moved into Professional Staffing and loves making that right career fit for candidates and clients.  After a pandemic layoff, she was thrilled to have found the amazing company culture with AllSearch.  

What do you like to do in your free time?

Outside of work enjoy nature, photography, yoga/mediation, reading and ballroom dancing.


What motivates you?

To help connect the dots and facilitate partnerships and career matches that are beneficial to all involved.  Providing sincere and attentive customer service is essential.


What inspires you?

Creating a better world starts in our own mind and our emotional responses to life.  


“Success is not the key to happiness.  Happiness is the key to success.  If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” -Albert Schweitzer


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