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Products

  • Injection Molds
  • Injection Molds in Medical/Healthcare
  • Injection Molds in Home/Food/Beverage
  • Preform Molds
  • Single Stage Solutions (ISBM)
  • Genesis ISBM Hot Runner System
  • Quick Change Lower Blow System
  • Aurora System
  • Expandable Blow Core Seal
  • Injection Blow Molds Comparison
  • Genesis IBM Hot Runner System
  • IBM – Hybrid Tool Design
  • IBM – Base Retract Cam Activation System
  • Blow Molds
  • Liquid Silicone Rubber
  • Quick Turn Cell
  • Quality Testing Equipment

Services

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  • Opti-Sim Virtual Prototyping
  • Ultra-Precision Value Stream
  • 3D Part Scanning
  • Repair and Refurbishment

EVENTS

CAREERS

LEE'S SUMMIT FACILITY

  • Project Engineer - Injection Molds – Plastics

    An Injection Mold Project Engineer will have no less than seven years’ experience with high precision, high cavitation injection mold projects for the plastics industry. Experience in medical, closure or dispensing products are a plus.

     

    This position will be responsible for overseeing all aspect of the injection mold design, mold manufacturing, molding machine process qualification and part metrology qualification. You would be responsible for gathering all specifications and qualification details. Previous work experience with plastic product development, prototyping, injection mold design or mold machine processing is required for consideration. 3D CAD experience is a plus (ProE/Creo is preferred). Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential for success in this position.

     

    This person reports to the Director of Product Development. Minimal travel is required and will be required to work from our Lee’s Summit, Missouri campus.

     

    Application instructions – PLEASE READ. Only those who meet the above qualifications should send a cover letter and resume. Only PDF format sent by email will be accepted. The Subject line must contain “Project Engineer – Injection Molds”. Please send to info@rdleverage.com.

  • Laser and TIG Welders

    Hi-Tech Welding and R&D/Leverage

     

    We currently have positions available on first or second shifts for individuals with Laser and TIG welding experience. We are willing to train the right person who has had some on the job experience or trade school training.

     

    This job will require the ability to custom weld a wide range of materials, primarily consisting of damaged tooling from plastic molding machines. Part runs are typically 1-50 pieces per run in this “state of the art” non-production work cell. The right individual will need to have an attention to detail, commitment to quality, good attitude, good manual dexterity, and ability to work some overtime when needed.

     

    We are a great company with good benefits to offer. The right individual will enjoy a clean and organized facility.

     

    Application instructions – PLEASE READ. Only those who meet the above qualifications should send a cover letter and resume. Only PDF format sent by email will be accepted. The Subject line must contain “Welders”. Please send PDF to info@rdleverage.com.

  • Injection Mold Designer

    R&D/Leverage is seeking an Injection Mold Designer for precision high cavitation plastic injection molds for the medical and packaging industries.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Working with a team including customers, project managers, project engineers and sales, establishing mold design requirements and concepts.
    • Layout preliminary mold design using PTC Creo 2 software, review design concepts with team, then proceed to final mold design including assembly drawings, BOM and detail drawings.
    • Participate in process planning of manufactured components.
    • Monitor mold assembly process and mold sampling.
    • In house post sampling adjustments.
    • Possible travel to customer facility to troubleshoot molds.

     

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • 10 years of injection mold design including experience including prototype, pilot and production molds for medical and packaging industries.
    • 3 years’ experience using Pro-E/Creo 2 software.
    • Ability to function well in a team environment.
    • Moldflow MPI.
    • Use of integrated ERP systems.

     

    Application instructions – PLEASE READ. Only those who meet the above qualifications should send a cover letter and resume. Only PDF format sent by email will be accepted. The Subject line must contain “Injection Mold Designer”. Please send PDF to info@rdleverage.com.

  • CNC Hard Turn Lathe Machinist

    Job Summary

    A position available on second shift for an individual with CNC Hard Turn lathe experience. Programming and Mastercam experience is helpful but not required.

     

    The person in this position will be responsible for setting up and keeping multiple machines running on short and long run programs.

     

    The right individual will need to work well in a group and team environment, have an attention to detail, commitment to quality, and ability to work some overtime when needed. We are a great company to work for and the right individual will enjoy a clean and organized facility.

     

    Application instructions – PLEASE READ. Only those who meet the above qualifications should send a cover letter and resume. Only PDF format sent by email will be accepted. The Subject line must contain “CNC Hard Turn Lathe Machinist”. Please send PDF to info@rdleverage.com.

  • CNC Horizontal Mill Machinist

    Job Summary

    A position is available on first shift for an individual with CNC Horizontal Mill experience.  Mastercam experience is helpful but not required.

     

    The person in this position will be responsible for keeping a multi-pallet CNC horizontal mill set up and running on short and long run programs.

     

    The right individual will need to work well in a group and team environment, have an attention to detail, commitment to quality, and ability to work some overtime when needed. We are a great company to work for and the right individual will enjoy a clean and organized facility.

     

    Application instructions – PLEASE READ. Only those who meet the above qualifications should send a cover letter and resume. Only PDF format sent by email will be accepted. The Subject line must contain “CNC Horizontal Mill Machinist”. Please send PDF to info@rdleverage.com.

  • CNC Machinist – First Shift

    A position is available on first shift for an individual with CNC Vertical Milling, wire EDM and Sinker EDM experience. We are willing to train the right person who has some on the job experience or trade school training.

     

    This job will require the ability to setup, program (using Master Cam software) and run part quantities of 1-6 pieces per run in this “state of the art” non-production work cell. The right individual will need to have an attention to detail, commitment to quality, run multiple machines and ability to work some overtime when needed.

     

    We are a great company to work for and the right individual will enjoy a clean and organized facility.

     

    Application instructions – PLEASE READ. Only those who meet the above qualifications should send a cover letter and resume. Only PDF format sent by email will be accepted. The Subject line must contain “CNC Machinist – First Shift.” Please send PDF to info@rdleverage.com.

  • CNC Programmer

    Job Summary

    A position is available on first or second shift for an individual with CNC programming experience. Job responsibilities are process planning, electrode design, and CNC programming using Creo (Pro-E) software for both conventional EDM and hard milling. Collaborative process planning and interpersonal skills are very important.

     

    Application instructions – PLEASE READ. Only those who meet the above qualifications should send a cover letter and resume. Only PDF format sent by email will be accepted. The Subject line must contain “CNC Programmer”. Please send PDF to info@rdleverage.com.

  • Manufacturing Quality Assurance Technician

    Job Summary

    This position is responsible for the dimensional qualification of manufactured components and the archiving of such data.  This position is also responsible for the maintenance of gages and support of engineering duties as the reverse engineering of components.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • First part inspection
    • In process inspection
    • Final inspection
    • Incoming inspection
    • Calibration of hand gages
    • Reverse engineering
    • Support manufacturing
    • Prepare component data reports

     

    Education and/or Experience

    • High School/GED
    • Five years of experience in the use of measurement equipment

     

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge of common measuring equipment
    • CMM experience
    • Blue print reading
    • Spreadsheet knowledge
    • Knowledge of calibration of common hand gages
    • CAD programs
    • Mechanical aptitude in reverse engineering of components
    • Geometric, dimension and tolerance skills
    • Automated measuring equipment and strong math skills

     

    Application instructions – PLEASE READ. Only those who meet the above qualifications should send a cover letter and resume. Only PDF format sent by email will be accepted. The Subject line must contain “Manufacturing Quality Assurance Technician”. Please send PDF to info@rdleverage.com.

  • Injection Stretch Blow Mold Process Engineer

    Job Summary

    This position performs a variety of functions, requiring one step injection stretch blow tool and process development, extensive travel to customer facilities, and problem solving. This position also requires interaction with other departments, such as Engineering, Sales, and Manufacturing; therefore a strong team player is critical.

     

    A comprehensive understanding of plastics processing and a working knowledge of machine functions (i.e. hydraulics, pneumatics, and electrical), is a must. Ability to read and comprehend tooling and container prints. Candidate must have a working knowledge of quality statistical data and use of precision measuring devices.

     

    Education and/or Experience

    Minimum High School graduate, Associates Degree in a Mechanical Field preferred. Minimum ten years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and practical experience. Previous experience in a container manufacturing environment preferred.

     

    Application instructions – PLEASE READ. Only those who meet the above qualifications should send a cover letter and resume. Only PDF format sent by email will be accepted. The Subject line must contain “Injection Stretch Blow Mold Process Engineer”. Please send PDF to info@rdleverage.com.

  • CNC OD /ID Grind Machinist - First and Second Shift

    A position is available on first and second shift for an individual with some OD/ID grinding experience. We are willing to train the right person who has some experience and the ability to hold tight tolerances.

     

    Normal part quantities are 10-24 pieces per run in this “state of the art” non-production shop. The right individual will need to have an attention to detail, commitment to quality, and ability to work some overtime when needed.

     

    We are a great company to work for and the right individual will enjoy a clean and organized facility.

     

    Application instructions – PLEASE READ. Only those who meet the above qualifications should send a cover letter and resume. Only PDF format sent by email will be accepted. The Subject line must contain “CNC OD / ID Grind Machinist”. Please send PDF to info@rdleverage.com.

  • Toolmaker

    A position is available in our Ultra Precision Group for a Toolmaker that will handle multiple duties. This person is involved in developing processes, detailing, polishing, cleaning, inspecting and packaging of new and refurbished parts. This person must be able to work in a team environment with other Toolmakers, Detailers, Machinists, Engineering, and Sales. Resolving customer and vendor issues is also a large aspect of the job. The right individual must be detail oriented and be able to work overtime when the work load requires.

     

    Qualifications: Must have completed a Community College/Trade School program for Tool and Die/Machine Tool, or have five years experience in the trade.

     

    Application instructions – PLEASE READ. Only those who meet the above qualifications should send a cover letter and resume. Only PDF format sent by email will be accepted. The Subject line must contain “TOOLMAKER.” Please send PDF to info@rdleverage.com.

QUALITY

R&D/LEVERAGE QUALITY POLICY

R&D/Leverage is committed to:

 

  • Achieving our internal and external customers’ requirements and expectations

 

  • Continual improvement of our business processes and products

 

  • Providing mutual growth

R&D/Leverage has implemented a Quality Management System. Our Lee’s Summit and UK facilities are ISO 9001:2008 certified by BSI.

 

View Lee's Summit facility ISO Certificate of Registration - Quality Management System.

 

View UK facility ISO Certificate of Registration - Quality Management System.

MARKETS

OUR PEOPLE

At R&D/Leverage – our people – are our most important asset. We have a long history of a true, family culture with many employees being employed here most of their lives.

 

Our philosophy – treat your employees well and treat your customers well. We don’t want to ever grow, just for the sake of growth – but to grow to serve our customers well, expand, and be a unique supplier as we are – and to have a place where people want to come to work every day. It has worked well since 1976 and we plan on staying that way.

 

Our company offers a Design Studio and Mold Manufacturing – from our people to yours, remember – “With Us, Ideas Take Shape”.

HISTORY

Great legacies grow into long lasting icons…

R&D Tool and Engineering was founded in 1976 by Ivan and Ardith Drienik serving the tool and die markets. In 1978, they purchased property in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and built a 9,900 square foot building which has grown into a campus with 170,000 square feet of floor space.

 

In the mid 1980’s, R&D was heavily involved in the plastics industry; designing and building custom injection tools, ISBM, SBM, and extrusion blow molds. In 1995, Ivan and Ardith purchased DK Mould in Sutton In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England. The new UK division of R&D quickly became proficient in injection stretch blow tooling where they have doubled in size to 32,000 square feet with a sales team fluent in at least eight European languages.

 

Since the mid 90’s, the US facility has offered prototype services, IBM, preform molds, and on-site product development for custom injection, ISBM, SBM, IBM, and extrusion blow molds.

 

The new millennium added medical injection molds, CD/DVD/Blu Ray molds and aerospace components to the US team, and an expanded Product Solutions Laboratory for the UK facility. Leverage is our creative design studio added to facilitate consumer research, and create brand building manufacturable product and package designs.

Although Ivan passed away in 2007, Ardith and the rest of the R&D/Leverage team continue his legacy by never forgetting the foundation the business was built upon as R&D Tool & Engineering.

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