Tooling Engineer

Perusahaan: CV-Library
Tipe pekerjaan: Full-time
40.000 - 45.000 GBP/Per tahun

Tooling Engineer

up to £45k



MDE are hiring for an experienced Tooling Engineer to support with highly technical tooling projects within the automotive sector.

Main Purpose Of The Job

Working closely with the Engineering Team (together with OEM and supply base as necessary) to ensure that, from inception, emerging component concepts and designs are inherently tooling, equipment and process-feasible and robust, fully accommodating the principle of Design for Manufacture, both in terms of function and life cycle. To recognise, and work towards, a cost-optimised component / tooling design solution, delivering acceptable and repeatable part quality.
Please note that there are equivalent opportunitys based in Germany and Sweden.

Main Missions And Results

Responsible for conducting activities within its department in an effective manner towards achieving common objectives
Reporting deviations from the standard and takes appropriate measures and corrective actions.
Take action to achieve the operational objectives set out in production plans and indicators (KPIs).
Provide technical support for all aspects of creating and maintaining a preferred supplier listing, based upon a 'Framework Agreement', communicating effectively with Purchasing personnel. This to accommodate ongoing risk (and Total Cost of Ownership) analysis.
Supply tooling assumption for Purchase-driven RFQs as requested.
Provide timely VFM support for negotiations with OEM so as to meet individual programme timing constraints.
Support and guide Product Design personnel in ensuring DFM.
To facilitate the necessary links with suitable suppliers for timely design inputs in compliance with TSoW.
Act as conduit between Product Design and supplier for iterative CAE (Autodesk) inputs, and oversee appropriate execution.
Liaise with Manufacturing personnel to confirm that tooling designs are sympathetic to planned process flow.
Utilise, as appropriate, DFMEA & PFMEA methodology in achieving optimised part and tool design.
Ensure that tool designs adhere fully to latest issue tooling Specification.
Sign-off tool GA for press fit and service compliance and escalate any aspects of tool design / function (though covered by TSoW) that could be considered marginal or non-preferred.
Critically analyse robustness of supplier design and manufacturing timeline.
Closely monitor supplier's adherence to timeline at mutually agreed intervals, with visits / utilizing photographic evidence of progress, as appropriate to manufacturing location, reporting regularly.
Attend T0, and subsequent supplier-based trials, as necessary to confirm compliance to (or satisfactory progress towards) all acceptance criteria elements of TSoW.
Act as principal point of contact for all communications with supplier.
Throughout the period of manufacture and introduction to plant, manage ECR's, providing VFM support, as necessary, for Purchasing initiatives.
Provide support to Product Engineers in pursuit of tooling / secondary equipment trials,commissioning and plant sign-off, to Job 1 + 90 days, but beyond if circumstances dictate.
Manage the completion and supply of all tool and equipment transfer documentation packs, including GAs, dimensional data, recommended spares listings, warranty compliance, maintenance schedules etc.
Responsible for providing information and reports on the current implementation of tasks to its immediate superior.
Co-corresponds for new projects implemented in the company through active participation and opinions on projects in the subordinate area.
Preferred Skills And Experience

Degree in the discipline of mechanical engineering, machine or electrical engineering.
Extensive experience in a toolmaking / process / secondary equipment manufacturing environment, covering manufacturing processes routinely utilised in programmes - conventional injection moulding, twin-shot, back injection, IMD, slush - PU / TPO skin etc.
Extensive exposure to Automotive Industry methods and approach.
Fluent English language skills required
A clear ability to implement timely DFM inputs.
Flexibility regarding frequent business travel.
Evidence of managing the detail of time critical programme tooling elements.
Ability to negotiate - on equal terms - with supplier representatives, regarding both technical and commercial issues.
Well-developed time management and interpersonal skills.
What You'll Get

You will receive a competitive salary ranging plus company holiday pay. Working hours are 37.50 per week, with an early finish on a Friday. We can be flexible for the right candidate on the hours and this role would be available for hybrid working policy which gives you an excellent work life balance.
Training will be given to the right candidate with the opportunity to join an expanding site within our organisation.

Please note all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK

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