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Tooling Engineer

Company: Magna International Inc.
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: March 7, 2020

Job Description:

Tooling Engineer
Role Summary
The Tooling Engineer is responsible for and manages the cast and trim tooling used for production and prototypes.Key Responsibilities

  • Manage die cast die and trim tooling build, design and spare parts to produce the highest Net Casting Rate.
  • Design die cast dies: runner, cooling, vacuum systems, etc. to ensure best part quality and optimize yield.
  • Design die seals for best vacuum performance and leak prevention.
  • Calculate and design cooling system to ensure best part quality and optimal cycle time.
  • Typical designs include: vacuum, seals, hydraulic actuated cores/slides, squeeze cores, jet-cooled cores, etc.
  • Optimize tooling performance by utilizing coatings and materials to improve die life and reduce/eliminate soldering.
  • Design features that facilitate quick die change.
  • Maintain list of standard tooling components (cylinders, limit switches, prox switches, etc.)
  • Develop and maintain die standards to: 1. Improve production performance (net casting rate), 2. Optimize casting yield and, 3. Minimize tooling costs / good casting.
  • Collaborate with Tool Room Manager to develop and maintain Tooling PM System.
  • Responsible for improving uptime and reducing maintenance costs of DC & Trim dies. Determine root-cause analysis and implement counter-measures.
  • Analyze die IR images and improve die cooling to improve thermal balance of DC die.
  • Utilize 3D FEA, Flow and Solidification analysis to improve designs.
    Key Qualifications/Requirements

    • 5-10 years related experience in the high pressure die castings in the automotive industry
    • Die Design, Runner & Cooling Design experience
    • Proficient in 2D and 3D CAD
    • BS - Mechanical/Industrial Engineering
    • Knowledge of Root Cause Analysis
    • Lean Manufacturing background & Six Sigma preferred
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work in a fast paced working environment
    • Flexibility to travel in Ontario and abroad
    • Fundamental computer skills using Microsoft Office suite, MS Project and Minitab
    • Must be able to understand written instructions
      Additional Information

Keywords: Magna International Inc., Battle Creek , Tooling Engineer, Engineering , Battle Creek, Michigan

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