Global Tooling Engineer

REPORTS TO:           Global Tooling Engineering Manager

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Global Tooling Services (GTS) provides vital engineering solutions to our manufacturing locations so they can become best in quality and productivity, through a systematic mold build and qualification approach, while utilizing new molding technologies, and strategic vendor partnerships. The Global Tooling Group drives synergies between the manufacturing plants and external customers by providing competitive, high quality, highly repeatable tooling in order to achieve medical solutions.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Tooling Engineering oversite and ownership in/of:
    • Contracting of large tooling programs with foreign and domestic fabricators for complex medical devices
    • Project management of mold builds
    • Engineering communication with tooling vendors both foreign and domestic
    • Design for manufacturing (DFM) analysis of plastic parts & assembly
    • Vendor submitted mold designs to ensure conformance to Viant specifications
    • Design confirmation with vendor and Viant factory of part measurement fixtures for qualification
    • Design confirmation with vendor and Viant factory for End of Arm Tooling
    • Tooling qualification and development at the fabrication site
    • Impact to tooling from molding process characterization (DOE)
    • Tooling quotation and budgetary estimation
    • Engineering support for business development
    • Tooling support for validation at target factory location
    • Modification and repairs to existing injection molds
  • Other related projects and tasks as assigned.
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  • Travel to visit mold fabricators both foreign and domestic
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  • Travel to various Viant facilities

REQUIREMENTS

  • A background in the design, purchase, and qualification of plastic injection molds
  • A background in the design and development of technology based products from prototype to production with some concentration in medical devices
  • 10,000+ hours of design experience with a 3D CAD package, SolidWorks preferred
  • Mold design and layout experience
  • Tool making knowledge and/or experience
  • Experience with interpretation of MoldFlow, and/or related computer simulation software as evaluation tools for mold development and troubleshooting
  • Ability to interrogate and critique both part and mold designs in 2D and 3D formats and communicate complicated mechanical concepts with Microsoft Power Point.
  • Familiarity with the use and implementation of standard manufacturing quality principles (SPC, SQC, DOEs, 5S, Lean Manufacturing)
  • Proficiency with MS Office software suites (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Excellent communication and record-keeping skills

EDUCATION GUIDELINES

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related plastics discipline or an equivalent combination of schooling and experience in a related discipline.
  • 6+years of experience in a molding environment, design, qualification, validation, building of molds, etc.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Sedentary Work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and / or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
  • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving objects

VISUAL ACUITY

  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as; preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and or operation or machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distance close to the eyes.
  • The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions:  Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature change.
  • The worker is subject to noise:  There is sufficient noise to cause a worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
  • The worker is subject to vibration:  Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
  • The worker is subject to hazards:  Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

PLANT EXCEPTIONS

  • This job description encompasses all Viant facilities.  Since the facilities operate independently the duties/responsibilities and reporting relationship of this job may vary from facility to facility.

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ABOUT VIANT

At Viant, we focus on providing end-to-end solutions for medical device OEMs. Our deep materials expertise—combined with our experience in engineering, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and sterilization—allows us to bring our customers’ healthcare solutions to market. We have facilities across the U.S. and around the world, including low-cost facilities in Costa Rica, China, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Viant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Viant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.