Mold Design Engineer
Denso Manufacturing - Battle Creek, MI

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Management of new tooling procurement from prototype development through mass production. Prepare departmental information in support of G-ESC (new product development procedure). Perform design review of products for manufacturability / mold making. Determine required tooling and capacity for new programs. Preparation of new mold specifications & Requests for Quotation. Evaluation of mold maker capability, capacity, and mold cost for tool sourcing. Complete mold design review for locally made tooling. Development of project schedule and tracking of progress. New mold trial and robust molding process development. Tooling and product evaluation and validation. Development of mold adjustment requirements and plan. New mold approval for mass production.

• Production / Manufacturing Improvements:

Identification and resolution of mass production tooling issues. Implementation of quality and safety improvements for production. Generation and implementation of cost reduction ideas.

• Mold / Die Design for Modifications and Repairs:

Mold design and implementation for product design changes. Mold design and implementation for repairs and improvements.

• Development of Mold & Die Engineering Systems & Improvements:

Implementation of DENSO (TAC) Mold & Die Engineering Standards. Introduction of new concepts and technology for tooling.

• Technical Troubleshooting of Injection Mold & Production Equipment Related Issues.

• Lead Cross-Functional Team Kaizen Activities (for Improvements in Productivity, Quality, Safety, and Others).

• Provide Input for Dept. KPI's/G&O's and Budget Planning.

Minimum requirements (Work Experience, Education, Others)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (MUST meet minimum qualifications to be considered)

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Plastics Engineering Technology

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Experience in injection mold design and molding processes, Project management and 3D CAD & Microsoft Office experience. Highly motivated & technically competent, Innovative problem solver, Good communication skills, Ability to work in a team environment & lead cross functional groups. Ability to coordinate and work on numerous projects simultaneously. Willing to work overtime when required. Willing to travel to support other DENSO group companies, customers, suppliers, etc.

Preferences (Work Experience, Education, Others)

PREFERENCES 5-10 years experience in mold design and tooling project management. Supervisory training or experience. Hands-on mold making experience. Experience in stamping die design and troubleshooting skills. Proficient in the use of Unigraphics software.

Additional Details (e.g. travel,training, relocation, etc)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & ENVIRONMENT While performing the duties of this job you may be asked to intermittently sit, stand, walk, lift or carry component parts weighing up to 35 pounds-lifting parts in excess of 35 pounds with a lift assist, work on the production line for short periods of time, use hands to handle or feel parts, reach with hand and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear, use close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, frequent phone use and typing. The work environment will vary from an open office setting to a production environment.

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