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Both consumers and business owners many times assume “waterproof” means, well, waterproof. Though it may seem counterintuitive, a waterproof rating - from a product development and manufacturing standpoint - does not always align with the everyday understanding of that term. In other words, a waterproof device may not be able to withstand being fully submerged for long periods or at any significant depth.

So, just what does “waterproof” mean and how can a business ensure it’s protected from litigation involving waterproof claims? And, what system can a business use to measure a product’s water resistance levels so those details can be appropriately communicated to the end consumer? The answer involves IP (Ingress Protection) ratings, which govern dust and water protection levels.

Understanding the IP rating system is crucial as miscommunications between engineers, marketers, and others, can and have led to lawsuits when water resistance capabilities do not match those advertised. And, from a marketing perspective, if a product’s ability to resist water is an important market differentiator, the engineering team will need to ensure those specifications can be met.

In short, by making sense of the system that governs waterproof ratings, businesses can work with contract manufacturers and others to help ensure a product is sufficiently protected. In doing so, a product can be used as designed, and marketing and promotional materials can reflect usage and regulatory realities.

Understanding “Waterproof” and the IP Rating System

Common IP ratings that are typically considered waterproof include P67, IP66, and IP65, among others. So, what exactly do these ratings mean? Let’s break it down.

  • IP - This stands for ingress protection.
  • The first of two numerical digits - Solid particle protection rating.
  • The second of two numerical digits - Liquid protection rating.

So, in this instance the very common IP67 designation has a solid particle protection rating of 6 and a liquid protection rating of 7.

Solid Particle Protection IP Rating Classifications

Solid Particle Rating
Protection Against

0

No protection

1

Object >50 mm

2

Object >12.5 mm

3

Object >2.5 mm

4

Object >1 mm

5

Protected against dust

6

Dust tight

Liquid Protection IP Rating Classifications

Liquid Rating
Protection Against

0

No protection

1

Dripping water

2

Dripping water when tilted at 15°

3

Spraying water

4

Splashing water

5

Water jets

6

Powerful water jets

6k

Powerful water jets with increased pressure

7

Immersion 3 feet in depth

8

Immersion, 3 feet or more in depth

9k

Powerful high temperature water jets

MME group is looking for a career-oriented individual to join our team. We are committed to employee success and support a core set of values and behaviors that reward and recognize your efforts and talent.

We’re hiring a 1st and 2nd Shift Production Lead. This position leads and supports the production team, performs visual inspection of plastic parts and packaged goods. Works with Production Control Supervisor on performance goals and maintaining high level of quality and safety.

MME group is a place for people who care about their work, care about their co-workers and know how to have fun! We offer comprehensive and competitive health and retirement benefits to full-time employees, professional development, and celebrate our successes with awards, recognition and company-sponsored events.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Leads and monitors the work of machine and assembly operators.
  • Follows and enforces MME Group, Inc. quality guidelines.
  • Completes training for all new shift team members.
  • Communicates and works effectively with the other team members.
  • Shares ideas on how the team can be improved and solve any problems which are occurring, making sure that all operation sheets have correct information on them.
  • Check new labels made for proper information; revision labels etc.
  • When changing work order, be sure to notify Material Handler and Process Technician in this area to insure all paperwork is properly documented.
  • Visually inspects parts for visual defects such as shorts, flash, contamination etc.
  • Notify shift Process Techs of any visual problems with the product.
  • Maintains and manages 5S in the production area.
  • Complete walk through of areas and make notes about cleanliness, have operators take care of their area if a material handler, set-up, or processor is needed let me know and I will direct them.
  • Drive the culture, provide recognition and preach TEAMWORK
  • Provide effective quality technical support to Plastic Injection Molding and assembly operations.
  • Work effectively with engineers, technicians, supervisors, and floor personnel to resolve day-to-day issues, achieve team objectives, and promote quality principles.
  • Review, investigate, disposition, and resolve non-conforming material issues, internal customer complaints, and subassembly/component supply issues.
  • Analyze nonconforming material and complaint data for issues/trends – identify corrective actions as necessary.
  • Use MME Procedures, Work Instructions, Forms and other QMS elements to ensure continuing adherence to MME and regulatory requirements.
  • Initiate change requests to update or improve quality or product documentation.
  • Performs Final Inspection of products.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED required, some relevant college-level coursework preferred.
  • Valid identification and the ability to legally work in the United States.
  • Three years working in the manufacturing of plastic injection molding. One year in a quality inspection function.
  • 2+ years Supervision experience required.
  • Epicor 9 experience preferred but not required.
  • Ability to read and comprehend production instructions, policy manuals, safety instructions, short correspondence and business memorandums.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and written.
  • Basic knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • To perform basic mathematical computations (examples: add, subtract, and divide in all unit of measure, using whole numbers and decimals);
  • Accurate manual dexterity
  • Ability to occasionally lift 30lbs unaided.
  • Walking and stair climbing is required with in the office/shop areas.
  • Ability to stand, bend and stoop.
  • To record and make accurate records of product produced
  • Visually inspect and compare the difference between good and bad product.

MME group offers an outstanding work environment, flexible schedules, competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package. Submit all resumes or inquires to HR@mmegroupinc.com.

MME group is looking for a career-oriented individual to join our team. We are committed to employee success and support a core set of values and behaviors that reward and recognize your efforts and talent.

We’re hiring a Production Support Engineer. This position requires an individual to utilize their skills to apply forethought from their knowledge and experience to define a manufacturing process in a contract assembly environment, as well as, troubleshooting and improving projects to meet standards and improve efficiency.

MME group is a place for people who care about their work, care about their co-workers and know how to have fun! We offer comprehensive and competitive health and retirement benefits to full-time employees, professional development, and celebrate our successes with awards, recognition and company-sponsored events.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Perform process design, equipment procurement and installation projects. Propose and complete engineering projects for the manufacture of new products, cost reduction, cycle time reduction, and quality and safety improvements.
  • Communicates project timelines, technical information and works closely with our internal team and external customers throughout the development and production of product.
  • Assures the proper engineering and technical support is provided during development and production runs; communicates project timelines, technical information and works closely with our internal team and external customers.
  • Evaluates manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.
  • Contributes to quality, manufacturing, and account management teams by providing the necessary technical information and support concerning production issues that may arise.
  • Create and implement the qualification plans to ensure quality product is produced throughout the life of the project.
  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Completes design and development projects by training and guiding technicians.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and researching new products.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work environment.
  • Uses Microsoft Office skills, organizational skills, and possesses the ability to work independently all in accordance with well-known office procedures and practices.
  • Contributes to the team effort by accomplishing related results, as needed.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of a 2 year degree in a manufacturing related field with a minimum of 5 years of experience in defining, setup, and implementation of work cells in a manufacturing environment.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of process development and automation.
  • Experience in pad printing and decorative marking, plastic joining processes, and robotics and plc programming.
  • Excellent project management and communication skills.
  • Comprehensive skills using Microsoft Office programs, basic CAD knowledge (Pro-E a plus), and the ability to understand specialized programs used in custom equipment.
  • Ability to work with all levels of the organization, understand and interpret technical data, and gather and analyze data to prove and provide solutions.
  • The person must be able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds unaided.
  • High School Diploma/GED required, some relevant college-level coursework preferred.
  • Valid identification and the ability to legally work in the United States.

MME group offers an outstanding work environment, flexible schedules, competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package. Submit all resumes or inquires to HR@mmegroupinc.com.

29 Jun 2016

Account Executive

MME group is looking for a career-oriented individual to join our team. We are committed to employee success and support a core set of values and behaviors that reward and recognize your efforts and talent.

We’re hiring an Account Executive that will be responsible for achieving their monthly, quarterly and annual revenue goals. This person will handle all aspects of revenue development, including lead generation, qualifying, discovery, solution development and overseeing the implementation of client projects.

MME group is a place for people who care about their work, care about their co-workers and know how to have fun! We offer comprehensive and competitive health and retirement benefits to full-time employees, professional development, and celebrate our successes with awards, recognition and company-sponsored events.

Some Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop revenue to meet or exceed individual sales quotas and profitability goals for MME group.
  • To grow revenue by creating new tooling, molding & assembly projects from existing and new clients.
  • To build and expand an individual book of business for MME group.
  • Maintain strong relationships with key account client partners, looking for opportunities to add value for the customer, expand depth of contact, and develop additional revenue for MME group.
  • To maintain strong sales activity for the MME group sales operation using Strategic Account Management (SAM) strategies and tactics.
  • Prospect and qualify potential clients that fit the MME group ideal customer profile.
  • To partner with the MME group marketing team, helping with lead generation and drip marketing campaigns for growing and developing existing and new key accounts.
  • To oversee and execute the appropriate pieces of the MME group sales and delivery process.
  • Help oversee the logistics of client delivery to ensure an exceptional customer experience.
  • Use data resources to assess the business, identify potential opportunities and manage the annual plan for assigned accounts.
  • Regularly review market trends and innovations for new ideas and opportunities.
  • Creative use of research data to prospect for future clients.
  • To utilize data to drive growth of existing key accounts, and to attract and convert new key accounts.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED required, some relevant college-level coursework preferred.
  • Valid identification and the ability to legally work in the United States.
  • 2+ years of direct sales experience, preferably with a background in manufacturing, contract manufacturing and/or plastics industry.
  • Experience with current CRM applications such as MS CRM, SalesForce, etc.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and experience.
  • The ability to build and maintain positive working relationships internally and externally.
  • Be self- disciplined in time management by prioritizing multiple tasks and carry them to timely completion.
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint.
  • Walking and stair climbing is required with in the office/shop areas.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30lbs.

Do you want to be more than just an employee? Do you want to be part of a family that cares? Are you a team player who is results orientated and wants to make a difference and have fun, than MME group is where you need to be! We are adding to our family and searching for a Training and Development Coordinator.

MME group promotes a culture of continuous learning and personal development and we are looking for someone to help develop, track and drive training across all departments. The right individual must be detail orientated, organized and be comfortable teaching and talking to all types of people.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Schedule, coordinate and at times conduct training for all departments.
  • Conduct training for all new hires and provide follow up and guidance to ensure training is on track and that they are meeting all expectations.
  • Coordinate off-site training activities for employees.
  • Develop training aids such as manuals and handbooks.
  • Work with Leads to develop training plans for direct reports.
  • Maintain Train the Trainers program to build bench depth.
  • Edit documents written by others to verify accuracy, consistency, grammar and format.
  • Write documents with appropriate details that are easily understood and readily usable for consistency in training.
  • Establish and manage relationships from document to document, within document content, or to other points of reference for product information.
  • Maintain database of documentation that ensures fast retrieval of documents.
  • Coordinating regular reviews of documents and timely distribution of latest revision level to appropriate users and ensure that obsolete documentation is removed from distribution.
  • Develop assessment tool to measure training effectiveness.
  • Develops scorecards and reports and work with leads to drive training to completion.
  • Lead the Safety Committee, ensure safety for all employees and conduct all required OSHA trainings.
  • This position will also assist Human Resources when not involved in training.

Skills Required:

  • High School Diploma/GED required, some relevant college-level coursework preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in workplace training.
  • Ability to have flexibility in order to complete training in our 24 x 5 work environment.
  • Technical writing skills required.
  • Must be tech savvy and have the willingness and aptitude to learn new software.
  • Understands and has advanced knowledge of computer databases and systems. Preferably Epicor and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Be self- disciplined in time management by prioritizing multiple tasks and carry them to timely completion.
  • Knowledge of adult learning methods and delivery preferred.
  • Must be detail orientated.
  • Ability and willingness to problem solve.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and readily adapts to changes necessary to support the business.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30lbs.

 

MME group offers an outstanding work environment, flexible schedules, competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package. Send all resumes to hr@mmegroupinc.com

03 May 2016

Tooling Engineer

MME group is looking for a career-oriented individual to join our team. We are committed to employee success and support a core set of values and behaviors that reward and recognize your efforts and talent.

We’re hiring an experienced Tooling Engineer with a strong background in tool design and troubleshooting plastic injection molds. We will also consider any individual with 5+ years in designing plastic injection tooling.

MME group is a place for people who care about their work, care about their co-workers and know how to have fun! We offer comprehensive and competitive health and retirement benefits to full-time employees, professional development, and celebrate our successes with awards, recognition and company-sponsored events.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Sustain production tooling and drive preventative maintenance activities.
  • Drive production tooling repairs, revisions, and budget.
  • Aids in developing quotes for new tooling, revisions, and repairs.
  • Support & sustain our tool storage process.
  • Update and maintain customer tooling audits (quarterly).
  • Responsible for storing CAD files, customer prints, and related documents.
  • Drive new tooling through the entire development phase.
  • While mold design is not the primary responsibility, we do want this individual to be able to perform this task. Being able to assist with light mold designs and help push through tooling revisions will be a critical function of this role.

 

Qualifications and Skill Requirements:

  • 2 year Associates degree, trade school preferred with an emphasis on mold making or equivalent work experience.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and readily adapts to changes necessary to support the business.
  • Keen awareness of and background in plastic injection molding.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; Competent written, verbal, and presentation skills; Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint.
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Strong working knowledge of Creo (Pro Engineer) preferred, however candidates with SolidWorks experience will also be considered.
  • Understanding of scientific molding & validation processes is a plus (DOE, IQ, OQ, PQ).
  • A current relationship with other tool shops is considered a plus; must have the ability to build relationships with vendors and tool shops.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30lbs unaided.

 

MME group offers an outstanding work environment, flexible schedules, competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package. Send all resumes to hr@mmegroupinc.com

05 Feb 2016

Quality Engineer

Do you want to be more than just an employee? Do you want to be part of a family that cares? Are you a team player who is results orientated and wants to make a difference and have fun, than MME group is where you need to be! We are adding to our family and searching for a Quality Professional.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Proactively identify and assure implementation and completion of continuous improvement plans.
  • Manage the effectiveness of supplier root cause analysis and resolution (CAPA).
  • Ensure closed loop effectiveness verification is in place through CAPA process by using 8-d and 5-Why methodology.
  • Develop and implement program and quality plans, improvement programs and operations procedures using statistical quality control methods, concepts and detailed root cause analysis
  • Investigate and respond to product enhancement efforts that originate from all internal and external sources.
  • Responsible for customer complaints issues- analyzing to completion activities.
  • Responsible for updating and control of product specific work instructions (Pbok).
  • Responsible for RMA process from initial customer contact through problem resolution.
  • Understands and reacts to focus customer requirements, specifications and nuances and conducts business accordingly provided laws, systems and strategic directive support the behavior.
  • Adapts and appreciates all Quality Management Systems (QMSystems) and drive all operations in parallel with standards and practices conducive to a successfully run QMSystems.
  • Data collection and analysis as needed.
  • Participates in MRB activities.
  • Supports on-going operations as needed.

 

Skills Required:

  • High School Diploma/ GED required
  • 2+ years college or trade school preferred
  • 4 years’ experience in a regulated manufacturing environment.
  • ISO9001 and ISO13485 experience preferred.
  • Epicor or similar ERP experience preferred.
  • Experience in print reading and cosmetic specification preferred.
  • Ability to drive accountability and will blend with our culture of See it, Own it, Solve it, Do it.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience in Microsoft Suite.
  • Experience with change control, revision change and documentation.
  • Good time management to support many hats worn in small business mgmt. and the necessity to maintain balance at work and in personal life.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds unaided.

 

MME group offers an outstanding work environment, flexible schedules, competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package. To apply send resumes to hr@mmegroupinc.com

05 Feb 2016

Buyer

Do you want to be more than just an employee? Do you want to be part of a family that cares? Are you a team player who is results orientated and wants to make a difference and have fun, than MME group is where you need to be! We are adding to our family and searching for a Buyer in our Logistics department.

This position will assist in the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment and services used by MME group, Inc. up to a reasonable financial limit. Prepares bids specifications, receive bids and issues purchase order for goods and services according to MME group guidelines.

Primary Responsibilities:

 

  • Places order for direct materials based on supply/demand report.
  • Maintains adequate inventory levels by balancing quantity price breaks with inventory turns goals.
  • Follows established QMS purchasing procedures and record keeping ensuring compliance.
  • Checks requisitions for appropriate approval and account numbers.
  • May negotiate with vendors for goods and services regarding price, quantity, freight for the best possible price and service guarantee.
  • Data enters purchase order information and is wholly responsible to assure the information is accurate.
  • Makes corrections to purchase orders and adjustments to prices as needed, ensuring adjustment fall within company guidelines.
  • Works closely with Receiving Department to ensure proper supplies arrived.
  • Assists in Returned Goods to vendor Process
  • Tracks all open purchase orders to ensure prompt receipt of order. Includes but not limited to; following up on late orders and expediting orders according with company policy.
  • Assist in management of purchased part inventory for molding components and raw material.
  • Assist with managing sub-supplier base.
  • Assist with supplier certification process.
  • Implement min/max safety stock programs (Kanban systems)
  • Other tasks as assigned by Lead.

 

Skills Required:

  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Epicor or similar ERP experience preferred.
  • The position must be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs unaided.
  • Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Suite preferred).
  • Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks and carry them to timely completion.
  • Ability to drive accountability and will blend with our culture of See it, Own it, Solve it, Do it.

 

MME group offers an outstanding work environment, flexible schedules, competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package. To apply send resumes to hr@mmegroupinc.com

Do you want to be more than just an employee? Do you want to be part of a family that cares? Are you a team player who is results orientated and wants to make a difference and have fun, than MME group is where you need to be! We are adding to our family and searching for a Manufacturing Engineer.

This position requires an individual to utilize their skills to apply forethought from their knowledge and experience to define a manufacturing process in a contract assembly environment, as well as, troubleshooting and improving projects to meet standards and improve efficiency.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform process design, equipment procurement and installation projects. Propose and complete engineering projects for the manufacture of new products, cost reduction, cycle time reduction, and quality and safety improvements.
  • Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors.
  • Define fixture designs and automation in conjunction with the cost and time constraints of the project, and review and present alternatives while providing return on investment documentation.
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Communicates project timelines, DFMA issues, technical information and works closely with our internal team and external customers throughout the development and production of product.
  • Evaluates manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.
  • Create and implement the qualification plans to ensure quality product is produced throughout the life of the project.
  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Completes design and development projects by training and guiding technicians.
  • Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repairs services; defining preventative maintenance needs through manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and researching new products.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work environment.
  • Contributes to the team effort by accomplishing related results, as needed.

 

Qualifications and Skill Requirements:

  • Minimum of a 2 year degree in a manufacturing related field with a minimum of 5 years of experience in defining, setup, and implementation of work cells in a manufacturing environment.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of process development and automation.
  • Experience in pad printing and decorative marking, plastic joining processes, and robotics and plc programming.
  • Excellent project management and communication skills.
  • Comprehensive skills using Microsoft Office programs, basic CAD knowledge (Pro-E a plus), and the ability to understand specialized programs used in custom equipment.
  • Ability to work with all levels of the organization, understand and interpret technical data, and gather and analyze data to prove and provide solutions.
  • The person must be able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds unaided.

 

MME group offers an outstanding work environment, flexible schedules, competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package. Send all resumes to hr@mmegroupinc.com.

We are adding to our family and searching for a Development Project Coordinator. This is a unique position that with the right person will grow into a Program Manager.

This position assists MME Program Managers in all aspects of a customer program as needed as it moves from design & development through the production process by coordinating and maintaining internal and external communications to meet the customer’s deadlines. The Project Coordinator assures customer satisfaction through interpersonal communication skills, accurate data entry, proper pricing of orders, timely shipping and continuous follow-up.

Some of the responsibilities:

  • Successfully onboard new customers and programs delivered from the Sales and Account Management Departments.
  • Communicate client agendas/needs to colleagues and management – identify potential concerns with capabilities and customer requests.
  • Receives telephone requests for Development price quotations, purchase orders, order changes, adjustments, and cancellations directly from domestic & international customers, original equipment manufacturers, and distributors.
  • Maintain profitability during development by helping to drive budgets from conception of projects to completion. This includes employee hours spent on Jobs are tracked and logged (SFLH – Support Function Labor Hours.)
  • Handles troubleshooting of issues and needs for customers. When conflict becomes emotionally charged, the Project Coordinator works as the mediator to deflate the situation concerning both parties.
  • Keeps tabs on all Development Programs and notifies customer of activity such as scheduling changes, tool updates, budgets, and qualification status of product in the Bio-Gal as requested by the Program Managers.
  • Responds within 24hrs to customers’ requests via telephone, email or mail.
  • Personal performance measurements are largely based off of the performance of other individuals whereupon a firm & logical approach to emotional situations is greatly needed.

Skills Required:

  • High School Diploma;2+ years college or trade school
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates and drives MME’s culture.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Proficient in word processing, Video Conferencing, Excel spreadsheet, presentation software (preferably in Microsoft Suite) and CAD experience would be a plus.
  • Epicor or other MRP experience a plus.
  • The ability and wisdom to maintain strong customer relations during all types of circumstances.
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and product life cycles.
  • Be self- disciplined in time management by prioritizing multiple tasks and carry them to timely completion.
  • Knowledge of medical devices, telecomm, automotive or electronics product development preferred.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 30lbs unaided.

 

MME group offers an outstanding work environment, flexible schedules, competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package.