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Tooling and maintenance engineer

Company: Technoform North America
Location: Twinsburg
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Job Description:

This person will be responsible for owning product and tooling development for a thermoplastic co-extrusion process. Responsibilities relate to design of products and the supporting extrusion tooling for manufacturing in addition to maintenance, continuous improvement, daily operations, production troubleshooting and lean activities. Interact with local and global teams to bring divisional alignment to our tooling technology. The product development and tooling engineer is responsible to see product ideas through from design and development to serial production. Define, plan and monitor site tooling activities including managing cost, purchasing and inventory. Evaluate and learn existing technology, current capabilities, and product requirements to develop tooling specifications that enable efficient manufacturing. The successful candidate must be able to use their knowledge of mechanical design, systematic processing approaches to engineer custom solutions, improve current designs, interface with vendors, and enable usage of best in class technology. Knowledge of engineered thermoplastic materials is preferred. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES * Create drawings and mock-ups of product ideas, generate and test prototypes, develop cost models, specify raw materials and qualify vendors, create product and process specifications, develop and specify new manufacturing processes or equipment as needed. * Lead the design and development of new products and product engineering using industry best practices, statistical methods, tolerance stack ups, design of experiments and other quality tools. * Design and oversee all new tool builds and equipment for production to meet customer specifications; ensure tools are delivered to internal requirements and best practices within timelines. * Lead the process qualification for and transition to full-scale production. * Apply creative thinking, analysis and good judgement to propose innovative solutions to technical problems, which may involve a range of diverse approaches and resolving conflicting issues. * Run and support projects ranging from tooling improvements to new product development to ensure design for manufacturability and a flawless production launch. Develop detailed project plans with engineering, manufacturing, and sales and marketing teams to manage all aspects of product development and production. * Lead projects and carry out assigned responsibilities in a timely, diligent, safe, and professional manner and guide all team members assigned to the project to keep them moving forward on schedule. * Develop maintenance processes around tooling; train the team in handling tools during shutdowns and startups; share the same with tooling vendor for repairs and regular maintenance. * Run daily control loop on tooling performance; resolve production challenges; create and track key performance indicators. * Develop, evaluate, and improve tooling methodology including documenting into specifications, standard work processes and tracking * Investigate and set up a local supply chain for tooling; identify, negotiate and build long term partnership; responsible for vendor management - daily interaction, training on specifications, repairs and meets our standards and technological capability. * Conduct fluid flow simulations as per the specifications and be abreast of new technology in the market. * Support capital investment process through participation in setting strategy, defining projects, and executing upon assignments. Purchase capital aligned with the budget and internal standards. * Collaborate with global colleagues to ensure best practices are met; open to travel to explore and learn Technoform tooling technology and leverage expertise. YOUR QUALIFICATIONS Required: * Education: Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent * Experience: 5 - 10 years of product development and/or tooling design. Capital purchasing and project management experience a must. Experience in extrusion manufacturing is preferred. * Computer Skills: Microsoft Office 365, Solid Works, AutoCAD, Flow simulation, 3-D modeling * Competencies/Soft Skills: Self-motivated, comfortable with ambiguity, good written and oral communication skills, ability to lead projects and initiatives, entrepreneurial mindset, strong attention to details, and ability to wear many hats Preferred: * Knowledge of plastics and--stainless steel * Experience managing vendors Position success criteria: * Strong mechanical aptitude * Ability to deal with change and make sound decisions * Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems * Demonstrate technical communication skills YOUR OPPORTUNITIES Entrepreneurial spirit * We want the team members to actively challenge the status quo, identifying and pursuing solutions and new initiatives. There are no limitations on what you can explore, lead or achieve. A true self-starter perspective. * You will be exposed to various areas of the business like participating in team strategic goals to understanding the working financial statements and its impact. Flat structure * We believe in the strength and power of cohesive teams to make decisions to tackle challenges. Our structure is all about transparency and open communication. Innovation and growth * We are always striving to generate new ideas and grow our business, largely through investing for the future. A wide network of experts will help you expand your know-how and competencies. * We offer you a diverse range of tasks in a dynamic team setting that will help you to identify and gain experience in your area of interest. Global networking * We have a global presence and frequently interface with our colleagues to stay on the cutting edge. There are abundant opportunities for all employees to engage internationally. Work life balance * We consider our team to be a family. We maintain a flexible workplace environment, providing the platform for employees find a balance between personal and work responsibilities.

Keywords: Technoform North America, Cleveland , Tooling and maintenance engineer, Engineering , Twinsburg, Ohio

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