Position Title Tooling Engineer - Metal Stamping - MI
Location St. Joseph Michigan
Performs, manages and coordinates a variety of tooling engineering activities and projects. Applies standard engineering methodologies to enhance performance of current production capabilities and ensure successful tooling launches. The Tooling Engineer will support all new project launch activities that involve new tooling. Activities could involve design input and approval, and being involved in tool sourcing activities in order to facilitate/enhance tooling activities which support the efficient production of product and services by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Leads the selection and qualification process of tooling sources and ensures that approved tooling sources are utilized for build, repair, and modification of dies, fixtures, etc.
Monitors and evaluates current tooling performance. Interacts with manufacturing and tooling personnel to determine and implement appropriate actions. Tracks and reports on results.
Communicate effectively with other departments, tooling sources and customers utilizing appropriate methods such as conference calls, e-mail, visitations, etc. to ensure proper exchange of information.
Evaluates, and improves methods to manufacture product (i.e., stampings, fabricating, welding assemblies, etc.). Serve as a primary initiator of the continuous improvement process in an ISO/QS 9000 environment.
Maintain knowledge of technologies and methods by monitoring magazines, articles, and trade journals. Attend appropriate seminars and conferences on education and training of new technologies and methods.
Evaluate new business opportunities as part of product feasibility process.
Reviews new and modified part prints to determine tooling requirements as well as associated costs and timing. Interacts with Cost Estimator to ensure proper tooling sources are utilized and required tooling related quote information is reviewed for accuracy and feasibility prior to inclusion in the associated quote. Interact with manufacturing department and cost estimator to establish cycle times.
Ensure tooling source compliance to company and its customers' tooling build and acceptance standards by reviewing new and modified tools prior to and/or upon receipt as well as associated documents. Approve shipment and payment of tooling based on satisfactory completion.
Maintain tooling history files. Generate tooling drawings and CAD as required.
Provides input on new concepts.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & TRAINING
Bachelor's Degree (B. A. or B. S.) in engineering technology, manufacturing or industrial engineering, and/or journeyman tool and die maker.
Has a minimum of (5) years of experience in a manufacturing or industrial engineering discipline.
Qualified applicants should submit their resume to email@example.com