Mold Process Engineer

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We are currently adding a Mold Process Engineer to join our Transportation Industrial Solutions team. If you are looking for a way to accelerate your career and be part of a great company, this may be the opportunity for you.

In this role you provide a positive impact to accelerate mold development and increase our capabilities in product development as it relates to mold tooling and process development. This position has key impact on Mold Design, Operations and Product Design Engineers. The responsibility to execute tasks on projects impacts capital spending, lead time results, and division metrics.About Molex…
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Essential Functions:
  • Lead new mold development projects: concept tool designs, verification of concepts through Moldflow simulation, development of qualification requirements, follow-up with suppliers (remotely and on-site) for tool qualification, scientific molding processes development, product review and disposition, and launch support into operations.
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting status, timing and budget performance to the Mold Engineering Supervisor and Project Manager. Accountability for performance, delays or overruns deviating from the mold development plan.
  • Work directly with new product teams and advise on robust design for manufacturability of new products.
  • Reviews Moldflow simulation results to improve and drive more-successful tool and part designs, verifying actual parts against predictions.
  • Analyzing part data and communicating findings and recommendations for improvements. Objective is to minimize tooling loops through thorough investigation and well planned executed tooling changes.
  • Establish molding process parameters scientifically using cavity pressure technology in a way that assures the best process. Transfer data and lessons learned to other process engineers to expand their knowledge.
  • Leverage statistical techniques and methods such as Design of Experiments (DOE) to develop robust processes and translate process information to guidelines creating long term value.
  • Ensure that all documentation (Mold estimates, CAE results, tooling plans, mold designs, process development, QC reports, etc.) for assigned molds during the qualification phase are complete and properly managed.
  • Provide technical support to resolve issues (equipment, process, and tooling) and assist the operations team with problem resolution.
  • Develop best practices to identify, study and deploy advanced molding/tooling technologies intended to drive lower costs, better quality and faster product delivery through coordination with other technical resources.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor in PL. E.T. (Plastics Engineering Technology)
  • 5+ years experience in injection molding/tooling development.
  • Experience with tooling/molding development in the electronic components industry or close-tolerance molding.
  • Use of engineering principles, theories, concepts, practices and techniques associated with scientific molding and a working knowledge and experience with molding machines and ancillary equipment.
  • Experience with CAD and other 3-D modeling software (NX preferred).
  • Experience in a fasted paced, dynamic, global environment with multiple changing priorities. Experience working as lead with remote sites and outside vendors.
  • Experience mentoring and developing associate members of molding process development team.
  • Experience using MS Office Software such as Excel, Word, Outlook, and familiar with applications such as Minitab and SAP.
  • Ability to travel both domestic and international up to 20%.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • RJG Master Molder I/II or BTI AIM certification
  • Close tolerance Mold design, mold making, materials, processing, and tooling cost estimating direct experience.
  • Must be a team player that is willing to cooperate with and consider input from supervisor, Co-workers and members from other functional areas.
  • Willingness to work occasional overtime and weekends as needed.
  • Travel as required supporting global operations, design centers, customers or suppliers both domestic and overseas.