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Tooling Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: North Carolina
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 12/10/2020
  • Duration: perm
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The Role:
Job Title: Tooling Engineer

Position Purpose: The Tooling Engineer will be responsible for developing tooling from order to delivery working with the Quality Manager and operations team. Delivery of successful tooling to achieve high first-pass yield.

Essential Duties:

* Design, simulate, sample and maintain foundry tooling (patterns, core boxes and fixtures/gages) to meet all customer requirements utilizing customer supplied part geometry and specifications.
* Thorough understanding of foundry processes including green sand molding and a basic understanding of ductile iron metallurgy.
* Advanced knowledge of GD&T
* Ability to manage a small team of hourly and salary employees in the technical field
* Train and mentor engineers and technicians
* Ability to network with customers on new design of parts to meet foundry and customer needs (design for manufacturability)
* Develop detailed CAD layouts of new patterns and core boxes
* Maintain and update customer-based web-portals to allow smooth data transition
* Manage outside tooling vendors including quoting, project management and inspection of received tooling
* Detailed knowledge of quoting castings
* Assist with the layout/measurement of tooling and parts using CMM and 3D scanner
* Perform internal audits for IATF 16949:2016
* Willing to work "hands-on" when needed to assist foundry sampling programs
* Other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities:

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
* Solidworks experience required
* Magma or other foundry solidification software experience required
* Must be able to lift, push, pull up to 50 lbs.
* Able to work flexible hours as needed
* Ability to work in extreme heat
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to work under pressure and make deadlines
* Professional etiquette


* Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or related field
* Minimum 5 years foundry experience or similar heavy industrial environment
* Supervisory experience preferred
* Lean manufacturing or 6 Sigma experience preferred
* Programming CNC machines a plus
* Working knowledge of APQP and PPAP for automotive desired

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for over 50 years, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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