Location: Columbus, IN
We are currently searching for a Tooling Engineer to join our team at our plastics manufacturing facility in Columbus, IN.
Support product development and work with USA and China engineering teams to ensure that products are well designed and meeting all safety, functional and manufacturing standards and requirements. Initiate and manage RFQ process to ensure all required information is complete and accurate. Manage and review tool quotes and/or conduct tooling cost analysis, review and approve tool plan and tool design drawings from mold shops. Qualify and manage tool shops to insure tools are built per set budget, timeliness and specifications. Perform audits on tool shops to ensure ongoing quality and requirements are being met and sustained. Responsible for tool qualification approval per Dorel RTP and PPAP procedures. Track and monitor tool development schedule and provide regular progress update to product development teams. Provide onsite tooling supports, samples review and tools buyoff to both domestic and overseas tooling suppliers as needed. Review trial run samples, conduct sample review reports and provide improvement solutions during tooling debug phase and provide tooling supports for initial production run and continuous production improvements.
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related fields and a minimum of 5 years working experience in plastic tool development and/or tool design. Prefer candidates with solid experience in plastic injection molding and resins applications. Ability to solve injection molding problems and/or improve efficiency of injection molding cycle time. Must have experience managing the plastic tool fabrication processes, various tool steels and parts standards along with experience in managing tool shops, tooling cost structure, tools quotes and experience to develop tools with multiple suppliers. Must have sound knowledge of mechanical (plastic parts) design and/or experience in developing new products preferred. Strong analytical and problem solving skills along with the ability to drive projects and provide instructions/improvement recommendations to tool makers for solving problems required. Experience with 3D CAD software required, such as Pro-E and SolidWorks, experience in mold flow analysis a plus.
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