Large plastics company with multiple locations has an excellent opportunity available for a Tooling Engineer, with experience in plastic injection molding in the Charlotte, NC area. The Tooling Engineer is the plant expert on mold design, part design, and other areas requiring injection mold engineering functions. The Tooling Engineer works directly with design engineering on new and existing projects. Assists the manufacturing/tooling area with technical assistance and support.
Provide technical assistance to our manufacturing facilities in the area of tool repair, engineering changes, jigs, fixtures, and process problems due to tool design.
Manage projects in a manner to assure product quality and customer satisfaction.
Responsible for the procurement of tools required to produce the customer’s parts.
Responsible for new molds, supplier selection, final price and delivery schedule, and all communications on details or problems that arise.
Coordinate mold samples required to qualify new tools and the first piece inspection.
Assure customer’s mold approval needs are met.
Supervise tooling functions.
Must be able to travel as needed to complete job requirements.
Support manufacturing management in Lean/Continuous Improvement Planning and activities.
Perform other duties as requested or assigned.
BS degree in Engineering Technology or a related discipline, with a minimum of five years of relevant experience in injection mold design and build; or a combination of education and experience that enables performance in all aspects of the position.
3D CAD skills
Sufficient analytical skills to assess problems or unusual situations and develop solutions.
The ability to use statistical methods to analyze process capability.
Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical users.
Strong interpersonal and time management skills.
Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to OSHA and FDA.
In-depth knowledge of large scale production and manufacturing.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, blueprints, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal, with several abstract and concrete variables.