Tooling Engineer

Job Description

As a Tooling Engineer, you’ll have the opportunity to provide support for new product development as well as tool lifecycle management and cost savings projects. You will be responsible for the specifications, sourcing and qualification of injection molding tools to support the Agriculture and Landscape Irrigation Business Units for a manufacturing company’s environmentally friendly irrigation products which are used on some of the best golf course in the country as well as at the Trevi Fountain in Rome. You will report directly to the Global Engineering Leader and a competitive salary will reflect the high level of the position. You’ll also be provided with a host of competitive benefits including full medical and dental and the opportunity to apply for ongoing training programs at Caltech and similar universities for courses valued at ~$10,000. You will travel up to 50% of the time; travel benefits include meal reimbursement and credit card points. New hires are invited to a 3 day training program in Tucson and all employees participate in a week long company meeting in Tucson every year. This is a wonderful opportunity for a rewarding career at a company that is environmentally friendly and truly takes care of employees.

Who’s Hiring

Several companies have current openings for this role in the Greater Los Angeles and Inland Empire in plastics elastomeric materials.

  • Collaborate with Design Engineers, Process Engineers, and Quality Engineers to develop and improve product designs for robust injection molded components
  • Responsible for specification and procurement of injection mold tooling required for new product development projects
  • Identify, justify and implement quality improvement projects to improve the performance and consistency of injection molded components
  • Responsible for coordination of maintenance and repair of injection mold tooling for several high volume product lines
  • Identify, justify, and implement cost reduction projects to reduce cost of injection molded components
  • Work closely with mold makers and designers to insure molds will meet Rain Bird mold standards to produce high quality parts
  • Work with plastic and elastomeric materials
  • Utilize Design for Manufacturing, SPC, DOE and Six Sigma techniques
  • Use of CAD (SolidWorks) and mold flow analysis
Basic Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in achieving results in areas of responsibility described above
  • BS Degree in an Engineering discipline
  • Excellent theoretical and applied knowledge of mechanical engineering concepts
  • Working knowledge of plastic and elastomeric materials
  • Collaborate with supply management, product design, industrial design, and manufacturing groups on material selection, design feasibility and aesthetics of new plastic part & tooling designs
  • Proven track record of developing complex mold tooling for production of high quality, low cost, high volume components
  • 8+ years of hands-on experience involving specification, procurement, and qualification of molds for injection molded components
  • Proficient with the use of Design for Manufacturing, SPC, DOE and Six Sigma techniques
  • Manage tool design, fabrication, process development, and qualification at the supplier
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Work, Excel, Outlook, Project)
  • Ability to perform financial analysis and cost justifications
  • Well organized, enthusiastic, high energy, strong work ethic
  • Travel up to 50% of work schedule
Preferred Skills and Experience (not required)
  • Proficient in the use of CAD (SolidWorks) and mold flow analysis
  • Experience in managing complex development programs with overseas tooling vendors (Asia)
  • Supervisory experience
  • Willing to travel to the US, Mexico & China to support Rain Bird molds
  • Bilingual – English, Spanish, and /or Chinese

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