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Tooling Engineer
New York
Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metro Area
Design - Engineering
Materials (Metals, Plastics, etc.) - Engineering
JN -092016-3384


Tooling Engineer


Searching for a qualified Tooling  Engineer – Plastics and Injection Molding to become an integral team member within a reputable and growing manufacturing facility in the automotive manufacturing sector.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE:
  • Manages tooling program for major OEM and proprietary projects.
  • Follows NPI practices and procedures.
  • Manages financial budget and timing for tools and tool changes for NPI or LCM.
  • Technical analysis of part, tool design, material selection criteria and utilizes advanced engineering techniques such as mold Flow and cooling analysis.
  • Develops and documents the injection molding process.
  • Facilitate troubleshooting projects for tooling associated projects.
  • Creates mold design concepts on new NPI tooling programs.
  • Reviews all mold designs and materials selections for construction.
  • Ability to manage tool sourcing using the company’s procedures and practices.
  • Reviews plastic materials selection to ensure cost and application compatibility.
  • Assists in new mold development, including design, process, and operations setup.
  • Assists in equipment selection, specification, and maintenance protocol.
  • Analyzes molding and secondary operations.  Establish corrective actions for any defects as discovered.
  • Assists in the establishment of molding conditions and processing standards to assure optimum conditions to meet SPC evaluations and controls.
  • Assists in upgrading housekeeping, manufacturing equipment layout, safety, quality, appearance of the entire molding operation, and implement productivity improvements
  • Maintains updated mold design files and computer design information.
  • Maintains updated design information on all molding and peripheral equipment.
  • Maintains direct contact with tool builders during the process of designing and building new tools to ensure conforming with the company’s needs, standards, and new product introductions.
  • Maintain up-to-date job knowledge by way of attendance at seminars, visits to tool shops and equipment builders, trade journals and personal study time.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Requires a 4 year Engineering degree in Plastics with an emphasis on design, injection mold processing or the equivalent.
  • Must have established knowledge in product, equipment and mold design, machine shop operations and practices, molding operations and processing capabilities of thermoplastic molding materials, including a working knowledge of plastic materials. 
  • 2 to 3 years of experience with engineering grade thermoplastics materials, and mold flow preferred. 
  • Scientific molding principles are a required knowledge for set up and troubleshooting skills. 
  • Metal forming and die cast tooling experience a plus.
  • This position requires international and domestic travel.
  • Due to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) requirements, all candidates must be presently classified as a “US Person" which includes:  a United States citizen; a permanent legal resident (green card holder); or a protected individual (refugee/asylum status).
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled
 
SALARY
  • Hiring salary competitive with fantastic benefits package, room for growth into lead, senior, supervisory and management roles, relocation package, etc.  
 
HOW TO APPLY
  • Interested and qualified candidates should submit a Word formatted resume, employment references, and salary history to natalie@txmq.com immediate consideration.
     
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