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Injection Mold Designer KS Open (J#27694)
Education: Bachelors Degree

Title: Injection Mold Designer
Location: Louisville, KY
Education: High School Graduate
Salary: Neg.
Relocation: Yes
Travel: Some
Manages Others: No

FUNCTION

Major company with over 2,000 employees is searching for an Injection Mold Designer. The Injection Mold Designer is responsible for designing high-precision, multi-cavity injection mold tools and reel-to-reel overmolded tools while supporting technical issues and tooling enhancements in a fast moving production environment.

Responsibilities:

Design molds, components, sub-assemblies, and full assemblies based on design standards, current steel manufacturing techniques/tolerances, and product design requirements.

Support production needs through enhancing and upgrading existing production tools for optimal output and quality.

Assess and advance the development of Domestic and International suppliers (including, but not limited to molded part suppliers and steel fabrication suppliers).

Review, assess, and develop non-U.S. mold design teams (currently Huizhou, China, and Costa Rica).

As required, work with suppliers on problem tools to find solutions to increase uptime, reduce steel maintenance, etc. Includes both horizontal and vertical (over-mold) projects.

Schedule tool design, fabrication, and development for new products as well as sustaining projects (e.g., capacity expansions, quality, product engineering, manufacturing engineering, test engineering, process engineering, and other necessary groups as a cross-functional team to develop products/solutions.

Adhere to all corporate engineering standards including, but not limited to documentation and file management.

Autonomously plan and schedule own daily tasks, develop solutions to problems utilizing education, experience, and judgment.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum three years hands-on design experience of reel-to-reel, overmolding, and horizontal multi-cavity molding (preferably with connectors).

In-Line Insert Molding experience required.

Knowledge of process engineering plastics needed. Scientific Molding training a plus.

Experience with small part molding, micro molding, and process training preferred.

Must be a self-starter with strong leadership.

Excellent communication skills and demonstrated problem solving ability.

Excellent interpersonal skills in relating to both internal and external customers.

Proficient in MS Office applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook)

Knowledge of steel machining techniques, mold design, injection mold materials (including, but not limited to horizontal and vertical/insert)

Experience in engineering design software (SolidWorks, AutoCAD, etc.)

Willing to travel outside the U.S. for up to 4 weeks per year (2 weeks or less per trip).
 
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