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Interior Plastic Injection Molding -TOOLING ENGINEER, Plymouth MI Tooling Engineer

Plymouth, MI 48170

Posted: 03/21/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Engineering Job Number: KB467649119

Job Description

 Interior Plastic Injection Molding -TOOLING ENGINEER, Plymouth MI 

Our client has engaged us in a search for a fantastic Tooling Engineer to join their team. As a Tooling Engineer, You will be responsible to provide technical and tool leadership in directing a cross functional team from concept to delivery of tools and related items as well as act as the primary interface between tooling vendors and Company for all tooling related issues. 

  • Day to Day tool product support, repair, maintenance, and tooling evaluation as well as document all acquired knowledge. 
  • Provide quick turnaround on part and tooling cost and ensure that tools are delivered as per quality and timing requirement. 
  • Design initial molding tool concepts, perform tool DFM analysis, and collaborate with tool shops. 
  • Ensure all tooling developments for new programs are in full compliance with Requirements and standards. 
  • Oversee and approve flow simulation on all assigned tooling projects. 
  • Review designs for all new tool construction and support Moldflow as well as DFM activities. 
  • Establish counter measurements and alternative solutions when the project deliverables are at risk and proactively manage risk. 
  • Communicate any challenges or issues to management. 
  • Lead/ Support all appropriate project APQP activities for all elements of the molding processes. 
  • Optimized documentation of molding process parameters through appropriate use of DOE techniques. 
  • Collaborate with internal and external resources to identify new cost saving opportunities associated with injection molded components. 
  • Support internal and external continuous improvement efforts. 
  • Utilize technical expertise as required, to support problem solving efforts within internal and external molding activities. 
  • Travel globally to existing plants, suppliers and to future sites if required. 

  • Minimum of 6-7+ years of experience in interior Injection molding of automotive parts as a Tooling Engineer.
  • Previous experience utilizing CAD software for reviewing tool design.
  • Knowledge of and previous experience with DFM, DOE and APQP and their applications
  • Must be experienced in tool set-ups, tryouts, trouble shooting, and project management skills.
  • Experience with past program / interior trim component launch activities preferred.
  • Experience with flow simulation software (Moldflow) preferred.
  • Automotive interior and under-hood Experience


• Education Reimbursement Programs Available

• Sign-on Bonus

• Referral Bonus

• Paid training for all positions

• BCBS PPO Medical Plans

• Delta Dental & Eye Med

• Free 20k Basic Life Insurance

• 401k with company match

• Paid Breaks

• PTO (paid time off)

• Paid Holidays

• FSA and Dependent Care after 1 year

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