Tooling Engineer / Project Manager - Plastic Injection Molding


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South Bend, IN, IN
Posted On
October 13, 2020
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Develop our new projects! Experienced Tooling Engineer in plastic injection molding needed to develop new product tooling/molds for custom molding projects. Deliver qualified tooling on time and within budget in automotive, appliance, and consumer end markets. Centrally located in the US Midwest, with a full-service tool shop and career growth path to engineering management.  

 About This Position 

  • Work with customers and tooling vendors on new product launch from concept, design, build and into production.
  • Assist with quoting and feasibility reviews for new potential business.  
  • Coordinate and communicate engineering changes to existing programs. 
  • Schedule and coordinate tool repair and tool maintenance. 
  • Implement continuous improvement actions to reduce cycle time, tooling changes and scrap. 

 About This Company 

  • Our client is a custom plastic injection molder with a national footprint that serves many markets including automotive, appliance, sporting goods, filtration, and power equipment. 
  • Manufacturing capabilities include injection, gas assist, structural foam, overmolding and has presses ranging from 200 to 2,000 tons. 
  • Our client specializes in small to large, high aesthetic complex molded products that provide added value in a one-stop-shop environment. 
  • Our client, an ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 registered company, has implemented extensive quality procedures to ensure all requirements and customer specifications are met or exceeded. 

 Minimum Job Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field preferred. 
  • 3+ years experience designing and building plastic injection mold tooling in an IATF 16949 setting. 
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude and knowledge of thermoplastic resin properties, mold flow, engineering drawings, and technical specifications. 
  • Ability to use precision measuring instruments to help determine product compatibility. 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal is a must. 
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite and CAD. 


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