Tooling Engineer

US-MI-Troy
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-1582
# of Openings
1
Category
Engineering
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

We are expanding our tooling development activities in NAFTA and are looking for a Tooling Engineer to join our team. This position has responsibility for selection of materials, ensuring of manufacturing feasibility of designed parts, calculation of part and mold cost, tooling management and process optimization during production of plastic and plastic/metal hybrid over molded parts.

 

The Tooling engineer is expected to:

  • Manage the implementation of new Injection Molding Tooling and support the existing tooling for our North American sites.
  • Plan, design concepts, evaluate, optimize, write specifications, follow-up with suppliers for injection molding tooling including its integration into injection molding post process and component subassembly.
  • Interface with the product design team to review and provide feedback on part designs relating to mold-ability, quality and cost.
  • Prepare estimates for new tooling and design changes. Develop and/ or update tooling specifications for the RFQ process.
  • Manage tooling suppliers to design, develop, construct and deliver new injection mold tooling, including adherence to timing plans. Work with tooling suppliers to trial and approve new tools for shipment.
  • Reviews and checks calculations, tool designs, manufacturing feasibility documents (Mold flow, Warpage Analysis, …) for quality, accuracy, neatness, functionality, and satisfactory completion.
  • Oversee management and launch planning activities of Injection molding projects including planning and prioritizing of tooling/ process engineering activities and resources, up to  date documentation, gaps analysis, corrective actions, specs reviews, contracts reviews, contingency plans etc.
  • Tooling responsibility initial concept through PPAP in HBPO/ Supplier production locations.
  • Work with inspection/ quality teams to ensure plastic parts are inspected properly using the appropriate equipment and methods.
  • Participating with product team in the creation and tolerancing from a tooling and injection molding standpoint.
  • Travel to tool shops, manufacturing plants and HQ is required. (up to 50% travel maybe required)
  • Ability to lift and inspect injection molded parts and components weighing approximately 25 lbs.
  • Training, mentoring and  development of process engineers and technicians for optimal injection molding operations

 

 

Qualifications

 

 

Required professional and personal skills.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in plastic injection mold tool design and development and implementation.
  • A strong background and/or knowledge of metal stampings and forming is a plus.
  • Mechanical / Technical Diploma / Degree is required. Minimum Associates Degree with emphasis in Injection Mold Tool Design or BSME with materials, plastic polymers and/or tooling focus.
  • In-depth knowledge on plastics processing (injection molding, extrusion, thermoforming, welding, etc.)
  • Comprehensive Knowledge on injection molding simulation, especially in warpage analysis
  • Self-starter – ability to make decisions and perform job duties with minimal management input.
  • Ability to use basic functions of Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong team and organization skills.
  • Ability to handle project with multiple work streams, with proven success.
  • Knowledge of Spanish is a strong plus, knowledge of German language is also a plus.
  • High flexibility and readiness to travel worldwide

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