Seeking Tooling Engineers for a manufacturing client, a Tier I Automotive Supplier in Mexico, Missouri, which is 45 miles northeast of Jefferson City (full relocation assistance is available). This is a mid-sized, family-owned operation. As a Tooling Engineer, you will coordinate and perform all tooling engineering activities, manage the tooling budget, conduct purchasing, and maintain proper inventory. You will interact with engineering, quality, operations and facilities, and the tool and die work areas, to perform all job responsibilities and initiate continuous improvement to meet lean manufacturing. This role reports to the Engineering Manager and there is no direct supervisory of others.
What’s in it for you?
- Strong employee culture with opportunity for career growth
- Full benefits
- Competitive wages
- Full relocation assistance
What will you be doing?
- Manage tooling design from concept and initial design through to tool build, die cast trails, and customer PPAP/PTR for new and existing programs; manages both internal tooling and outside vendors
- Coordinate all activities in build, design and modification of new and existing die cast tooling and trim dies
- Use PDM Vault to manage drawings and 3D data for central engineering and tooling vendors
- Manage the approval of the tooling budget for new and on-going tooling needs
- Generate purchase orders in a timely manner
- Collaborate with purchasing and quality to qualify tooling and vendors
- Perform purchasing and tooling inventory management functions; ensure inventories of all die components are adequate to support plant budget and customer casting demand
- Manage the tracking of tool life (CCR) performance, and all customer reporting on tool usage/life activities
- Oversee tool shop’s quality and timing to support trials, and development needs
- Oversee the change management process for tooling, including the link of ECR’s (Planned Tooling Changes) to die drawings, CAD models, die steel, and tool shops
- Facilitate methods for quick die change.
- Develop best practices for die maintenance
- Support continuous improvement activities as it relates to tooling and tooling maintenance that will lower cost of product
- Create and maintain cash flows for amortized parts and budget for amortized tooling
- Analyze tools at each PM interval and at the end of their life, including premature failure of tools, developing counter measures with the purpose of extending total throughput of the tool
- Maintain communication for the PM work content and repairs to the work group (internal or external)
- Create and maintain a service parts plan that ensures tools are available to produce service parts for the contracted life
- Contribute to and support the existence of a positive work environment through personal involvement by communicating, interacting and behaving in a manner that promotes productive relationships with coworkers, supervisors, customers, and others with whom such relationships are important to the success of company operations
- Perform other duties as assigned
What skills and experience are needed?
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
- 2+ years of tooling design, application, and management experience
- NADCA certification in die cast process and tooling is preferred
- Die cast process and process control procedures experience is preferred
- Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing experience, GD&T
- Ability to read 2D part print readings
- 2D and 3D CAD design work following PDM practices; experience with Solidworks is preferred
- Proficiency in process control programs and measurement methods
- Experience and knowledge in manufacturing processes that include product design, safety, quality and workflow to meet lean principles
- Experience in tool building and machining tools and equipment
- Lean Manufacturing experience
Email resume Gwen Kilgore @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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