Tooling/Process Engineer

Greater Detroit, MI

About our Client

Our Client is a Fortune 500 company with the most advanced technologies available for the injection molding process. They offer a healthy salary, great benefits, and valuable training. They are adding to their in-house Mold Engineering staff and are looking for a talented Tooling/Process Development Engineer to join their team. This is a rare opportunity as they have little to no turnover but do offer professional growth. If you are looking for a way to accelerate your career and be part of a great company, this may be the opportunity for you!

Summary & Responsibilities

In this role, you will provide a positive impact to accelerate mold development and increase their capabilities in product development, as it relates to mold tooling and process development. This position has key impact on Mold Design, Operations, and Product Design. The responsibility to execute tasks on projects impacts capital spending, lead time results, and division metrics.

  • Lead new mold development projects: concept tool designs, verification of concepts through Moldflow simulation, development of qualification requirements, follow-up with suppliers (remotely and on-site) for tool qualification, scientific molding processes development, product review and disposition, and launch support into operations.
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting status, timing and budget performance to the Mold Engineering Supervisor and Project Manager. Accountability for performance, delays or overruns deviating from the mold development plan.
  • Work directly with new product teams and advise on robust design for manufacturability
  • Reviews Moldflow simulation results to improve and drive more-successful tool and part designs, verifying actual parts against predictions.
  • Establish molding process parameters, scientifically, using cavity pressure technology in a way that assures the best process.
  • Leverage statistical techniques and methods such as Design of Experiments (DOE) to develop robust processes and translate process information to guidelines creating long term value.
  • Ensure that all documentation (Mold estimates, CAE results, tooling plans, mold designs, process development, QC reports, etc.) for assigned molds during the qualification phase are complete and properly managed.
  • Develop best practices to identify, study and deploy advanced molding/tooling technologies intended to drive lower costs, better quality, and faster product delivery through coordination with other technical resources.

Requirements

  • Bachelor in Engineer (Plastics Engineering Technology Preferred)
  • 3+ years experience in injection molding/tooling development
  • Experienced tooling/molding dvlp. in the electronic components industry/close-tolerance molding
  • Use of engineering principles, theories, concepts, and techniques associated with scientific molding
  • Experience with CAD and other 3-D modeling software (NX preferred)
  • Basic understanding of GD&T for reviewing product prints
  • Ability to travel both domestic and international up to 20%.
  • RJG Master Molder I/II or BTI AIM certification (STRONG PREFERENCE)
  • Close tolerance Mold design, mold making, materials, processing, and tooling cost estimating direct experience