Tool Engineer

  • location: Lexington, KY
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $70,000 - $90,000 per year

job description

Tool Engineer

Permanent position: TOOLING ENGINEER opportunity at a well established plastics materials manufacturing firm near Lexington, KY. Includes relocation.

Responsibilities for the Tool Engineer

  • Guide all efforts pertaining to the design, sourcing, maintenance and repair of injection molds within established mold build standards for use in our manufacturing operation
  • Lead the design review effort on sourced tooling before fabrication kick off
  • Coordinate tooling master list, Coordinate tooling RFQ's, Manage the tooling supplier base, and Procurement of all materials and supplies used in support of tooling maintenance
  • Guide design of tooling in the interest of the customer, product and manufacturing requirements and provide Manufacturing support as needed (processing, cooling fixtures, jigs, etc)
  • Project/Program coordination - customer, supplier, vendor, employee interface as needed outside of tooling engineer responsibilities
  • Coordinate the development and formulation of long and short term planning, policies, programs and objectives
  • Interface, coordinate, and review designs developed by outside vendors performing tooling design
Requirements for the Tool Engineer

  • Minimum 10 years' experience in a similar capacity as a Tooling Engineer with experience on both tooling and manufacturing operations using that tooling
  • A PLUS to have related technical BS, AS, or diploma
  • Capable of estimating tooling expense pertaining to new or reworked efforts
  • Experienced with plastic injection molding and processing
  • Experienced with 3D modeling Systems
  • Capable of sample evaluations (dimensional, cosmetic) and coordinating tooling rework to correct non conformances
  • Capable of balancing scheduling, supplier development, coordination of in house resources, procurement and problem resolution needs
  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills
Benefits

  • Salary in range shown based on extent of qualifications and education
  • Comprehensive Benefits
  • Growth opportunity at a growing manufacturing firm
  • Relocation

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