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Tooling Engineer (18-00220) in Rochester Hills, MI at GTA

Date Posted: 7/3/2018

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Job Description

GTA is unable to hire candidates that require H1-B visas to work in the U.S.  If you require an H1-B, please don't apply.
Title: Tooling Engineer (18-00220)
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
Base Compensation: Open and Competitive
Travel: 20%-30% (regional, domestic and occasional international)
Additional Benefits: Healthcare, Dental, Vision, 401(k), company paid holidays and more!
Type of hire: Direct / Permanent
Position Responsibilities:
  • Provide onsite tooling support and assistance to the Tool Development Manager, and the manufacturing group with production and prototype tools, weld fixtures and gages.
  • Support, recommend and advise with reviews of prototype and production tool designs externally at the tooling supplier and internally with the manufacturing team.
  • Support prototype and production molding and welding trials at the vendor's location and in the manufacturing plants.
  • Support tooling ECN, modifications and repairs. Complete a feasibility study then estimate the cost and timing to implement changes.
  • Maintain an up to date tool build tracking and timeline matrix to ensure that all timing milestones are achieved keeping the Tool Development Manager and Manufacturing team up to date and aware of all possible timing delays and cost concerns.
  • Submit cost justification for new or modified mold capital and track the project cost throughout the program.
  • Track and forecast project costs in conjunction with the financial group.
  • Research new and innovative technologies to analyze the potential for cost competitive applications. Identify candidate technologies and develop proposals for presentations to key decision makers.
  • Provide plastic part and tool design solutions through the evaluation of mold filling analysis software that leads to quality parts with reduced mold debug time.
  • Work in a cross functional environment in the development of high volume thermoplastic parts spanning from part and tool design through processing and validation in the support of Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
  • Maintain strong knowledge of thermoplastic and thermoset material characteristics in part performance, dimensional capability and mold-ability.
  • Recommend vendor selection for tooling in conjunction with purchasing department and executive management.
  • Provide estimated tooling prices for use in development of offers to customers and internal studies.
  • Work with Product Engineers for suitability of tooling design with the process concept, including production fixtures and assembly tools.
  • Demonstrate experience in statistical tools such as DOE design/analysis, Gage R&R layout and analysis, as well process capability knowledge, (Cp/Cpk/Ppk), including analysis and control charting of data.
  • Set-up tooling spare parts for new tools.
Position Requirements:
  • Minimum 5 years of hands on experience in the design and fabrication of production and prototype tools designed for plastic manufacturing in the automotive industry is required.
  • BS Mechanical/Technical Diploma/Degree is preferred or equivalent relevant experience, technical education, mold-making certificate and training with at least 5 years of work experience in plastic tooling design and material selection required.
  • Must be able to read and understand complex blueprints with geometric dimensioning and tolerance.
  • Travel will be required to follow the tool and part builds locally and internationally on a more limited basis. The ability to travel without restriction outside the U.S. and with minimum advance notice is a must. Travel greater than 25% of the time can be required.
  • Must have basic operational knowledge of the following software: MS Office, Word, Excel, and Project.
  • Advanced 3D CAD software proficiency required; Key-creator, Catia or UG a plus.
  • Ability to handle project with multiple work streams, with proven leadership success over a wide variety of business problems.
Please acknowledge that you understand that your answers to the following questionnaire will be part of your submittal to our client, and that you will answer each question as thoroughly and professionally as possible.
  1. How many years of experience do you possess in design and fabrication of production and prototype tools designed for plastic manufacturing in the automotive industry?
  2. Are you willing and able to travel up to 30% (regional, domestic and occasional international) for this role? 
  3. Please provide details of any specific achievement(s) that you would like to highlight from your career that would make you a great fit for this position?
  4. What is the highest level of education you have completed? Which field of study is this degree in and from which university did you graduate?
  5. Are you currently working? If not, when was your last day of employment?
  6. Can you please list why you left or why you are looking to leave your most recent employer?
  7. What is your 'acceptable” and 'ideal base” compensation for this position? We would like to make sure we don't price you out of consideration, but you know what the numbers are that you need (Please Do Not put negotiable)
  8. When would you be available to interview and start this position, if selected?
  9. If you currently do not live near the job location and the commute is too far for you, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?
  10. Do you require a visa sponsorship? If you currently have sponsorship, other than a TN visa, please state the type of sponsorship and when it will expire. Please give month and year. If you are able to receive extensions to the sponsorship, please note how many additional years.
Please note that if you are a current GTA employee or have been placed by GTA at one of our clients, we will not be able to entertain moving you. However, we are hopeful that you may know someone else who is qualified and as such you would still be eligible for our generous referral bonus program detailed below.

If you are able to refer a person we do hire, we can offer up to $250 for contractors after they are on the job for 90 days and up to $500 for direct hires after they are on the job between 90 days to 180 days, depending on customer payment terms