Job Title: Injection Mold Design Engineer
Job Location: IA
Position supports injection engineering in the planning, coordination, documentation
and implementation of company design and development efforts. Responsibilities
include new product development, existing product maintenance, existing product
improvement and product manufacturing and facilities layout and design. This
position initiates and facilitates technical communication between departments.
Position provides injection engineering services support between company divisions
as directed by injection management. This position will support Injection processes
with the possibility of other process support as directed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: includes the following. Other
duties may be assigned.
Responsibilities include the participation in new product planning and development
meetings as requested or required. Related duties include the preparation and
presentation of documents, drawings and the data to support these planning
functions. Additional planning support and direction will be provided by the
Responsibilities include the preparation, logging, tracking and distribution of product
documentation including drawings and related documents. Related duties include
dimensional and specification verification and B.O.M. and routing releases.
Responsibilities include product research and design concepts including prototype
development toward achieving competitive, compliant and innovative new products
as required. Also responsible for mold design and design assistance for molds made
in house as well as those outsourced to other mold builders. Position utilizes
computer aided engineering and design software such as AutoCAD, Solid Works and
MasterCam. Position works directly with customers and product managers as
necessary to achieve successful product development. Additional design support
and direction will be provided by the Engineering Manager.
4. Quoting / Pricing
Responsibilities include developing, implementing and assisting with management of
injection process pricing for proprietary and custom production projects to assure
profit levels are planned and achieved. This includes working with inside / outside
sales and engineering contacts to develop accurate and timely pricing strategies.
Position requires that custom sales quotations be referenced with a Request for
Quotation Form (RFQ) completed by DHI Engineering or applicable sales agency
5. Tooling Supervision
Responsibilities include the supervision and direction of activities in the Injection
Division Tool Room to build, procure and maintain effective production tooling.
Responsibilities also include management of outsourced tooling suppliers including
the review for production suitability.
6. Testing and Compliance
Responsibilities include compliance assurance testing to insure that new product
and current products meet or exceed all applicable customer and industry standards.
Related duties include participation in industry compliance standards development
Responsibilities include the interface of all new product development with existing
plant floor manufacturing techniques as well as assisting in the development and
implementation of new and innovative manufacturing technologies into current and
future product manufacturing capabilities. Also responsible for working with
production to ensure all parts are running at or above quoted rates. Related duties
include the assistance in implementation of new mold and fixture construction as well
as existing tooling upgrades.
8. Customer Service Support
Responsibilities include direct or indirect support of customer information requests,
including product specifications, capacities, capabilities and performance suitability.
Related duties include new product interviews and the development of new product
requests and quotations.
9. Safety Support
Responsibilities include assisting with the improvement of company-wide safety
issues including the correction of unsafe machinery, equipment, and working
conditions through recommendations, modifications and/or additions to equipment.
Occasional job duties:
· Assists in the evaluation of new engineering and analysis software and hardware
to determine usefulness and compatibility with existing software and hardware.
· Other duties and projects as assigned by management
Supervises and directs the implementation of new molds and fixture construction,
existing mold and fixture upgrades and the interface of product molds and fixtures
onto the production floor.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Must be able to organize
technical thoughts and operating procedures for communication to others including
manufacturing employee to executive management. Communication with internal
staff and external suppliers required.
High level of mathematical skills required. Applicable knowledge of arithmetic
calculations and engineering analysis skills required.
Strong ability to assess project requirements and communication requirements to
successfully implement projects. Ability to translate product performance requests
into technical product solutions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Technical or college degree in a mechanical or related engineering field required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
None required. Demonstrated proficiencies in Microsoft products, AutoCAD, Solid
Works or similar engineering software systems are required.
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