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Job Title: Injection Mold Design Engineer

Job Location: IA
Job Description:

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.

1.	Planning
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 
Engineering Manager.

2.	Documentation
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. 

3.	Design
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 
as requested.

7.	Manufacturing
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.

 Technical or college degree in a mechanical or related engineering field required.

None required.  Demonstrated proficiencies in Microsoft products, AutoCAD, Solid 
Works or similar engineering software systems are required. 

Other Job Information

City: Hospera
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