Forum Contract Manufacturing

The Project Manager / Project Engineer is a critical member of the engineering team. This candidate will be responsible for managing projects through their entirety, communicating with the customer, working with the internal Forum teams including production, tooling & quality to drive a successful project.


  • To ensure that all customer requirements are met with regard to communication, project management, tool design, manufacturing, quality and delivery for projects & tooling.
  • To develop and maintain good working relationships with all of the customers and vendors of Forum Plastics LLC.
  • To work with the management of Forum Plastics LLC to seek new customers and supportive vendors that will aid our quest to grow our company.
  • To provide support for all Quality activities for Forum Plastics LLC.
  • To implement the company’s Quality Policy and ensure that the requirements of ISO 13485-2016 and other applicable industry standards are maintained.
  • Drive continuous improvement activities throughout the organization.


  • Direct customer communication regarding project / project status / delivery / qualification requirements.
  • Review mold and tool designs to improve quality of manufacturing results.
  • Review designs for new tooling, customer change notices, gages, fixtures, and jigs.
  • Facilitate the timely completion of all new mold construction projects and ensure established timelines are met.
  • Aid in the development and implement manufacturing / engineering programs to improve overall operations.

Job duties


  • Project Management for customer new tooling / products from inception thru to production realization.
  • Facilitate meetings with customers to review project status & mold designs.
  • Prepare documentation for quote packages.
  • Conduct Design for Molding (DFM) for new inquiries.
  • Manage qualification projects by working closely with QA.
  • Develop and maintain a high level of communication with all departments within Forum Plastics LLC.
  • Assist the selection, ordering and implementation of new equipment, and facilities improvements as required.
  • Provide inputs for cost and feasibility for new mold construction as required.


  • Support the Molding Technicians with timely ordering of supplies and components as needed.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of continuous improvements for molding, tooling, printing and all other manufacturing operations.


  • 4-year degree in Engineering required


  • Experience in Manufacturing or Engineering Environment a plus.
  • Experience in molding / process engineering related to precision injection molded parts a plus.
  • Knowledge of plastic injection molding processes related to medical devices a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of safety procedures and policies. Knowledge of OSHA practices desirable.
  • Spanish speaking, reading, and writing bilingual ability a plus.
  • SolidWorks proficiency desired.
  • Microsoft Office skills required (Excel, Word, Project, Outlook).
  • Project Management experience desired. 5 years preferred.
  • Experience in Medical Device manufacturing & Qualification a plus.

Personal characteristics

  • Highly organized and detailed with a positive attitude.
  • Works well under pressure and pays close attention to details.
  • A strong sense of responsibility.
  • A highly self-motivated person.
  • Strong willingness to learn.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to Muti-task.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

COVID-19 Considerations:

  • Masks are optional for employees and visitors
  • Personal protective equipment provided
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place
  • Facility is disinfectant sprayed every week, also if a COVID case is identified
  • Visitors must be registered before entering the facility

Reporting relationship:

  • Reports to Director of Engineering


  • Waterbury, CT

Job Type

  • Full-time


  • Monday to Friday


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time-off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
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