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Tooling Engineer
Bridgeport, CT

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Tooling Engineer (Injection molding plastics)
The Injection Molding Tooling Engineer is responsible for cost, quality and delivery of managing/engineering the design, build and development of tooling related to the injection molding process. This position will lead projects and actions that result in improved quality, process stability, and reduced cost.
• Use of Society of Plastics Industry Standards (SPI) for mold build classification and texture/surface appearance recognition
• Experienced in plastic injection molding tool construction standards for single and multi-cavity molds.
• Decide on tool design concept, with tool designers
• Subject matter expert during component manufacturing design reviews (internal and external)
• Lead internal and external Design Review meetings with cross functional teams to engineer a tool to meet customer and plant requirements.
• Debug and groom tools to meet quality and manufacturing standards
• Track and monitor the entire tool performance for cost, quality, and delivery against quoted assumptions.
• Liaison between internal departments including, but not limited to, Quality, Molding, Project Engineering, Tool Room, Shipping, and Scheduling.
• Responsible for continuous improvement tool related issues on respective program families
• Coordinates both corrective action and continuous improvement activities
• Knowledge of both Crystalline & Amorphous plastics resin (examples include polycarbonate, acrylic, PVC, Nylon and Co-polyesters)
• Use and understanding of Mold Flow analysis simulations
• Use and understanding of in-cavity sensors for process development
• Develop and maintain strong working relationship with functional groups (Engineering, Quality Operations, Manufacturing, Clients, Suppliers)
• Become Subject Matter Expert for assigned processes and support customer, ISO, FDA, and internal audits.
• Comply with department procedures and ISO and FDA regulations.
• Work with other engineers and production operators during tool development.
Engineering Degree or equivalent experience is preferred. 
Design, build and development of tooling related to injection molding process
Must be able to work with cross-functional team’s company-wide
Must be able to effectively communicate with customers
Possess problem-solving skills and knowledge of SPC (Statistical Process Control).

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