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TOOLING ENGINEER

Department: Engineering Services
Location: Falconer, NY / Erie, PA
Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Manages Tooling programs 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.
  • Supports 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.
  • Facilitates troubleshooting projects.
  • Creates mold design concepts on new NPI tooling programs.
  • Reviews all mold designs and materials selections for construction.
  • Manages tool sourcing using Truck-Lite 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. Establishes corrective actions for any discovered defects.
  • 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, the appearance of the entire molding operations, and implements 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 conformance with Truck-Lite’s needs, standards, and new product introductions.
  • Maintains up-to-date job knowledge by way of attendance at seminars, visits to tool shops and equipment builders, trade journals, and personal study time.
  • Position requires compliance with the Technology Control Plan and the Federal Export Control Policy established for the Corporation.

REQUIREMENTS

B.S. degree in Plastics Engineering

Preferred candidates will have a strong background in mold flow and thermoplastic injection molding including a background in processing, as well as, proven PC skills including proficiency in MS Project/Word/Excel/Access, and computer aided design experience

 

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 Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled

 

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