Sr Tool Engineer- Sr Molding Engineer
Senior Tooling Engineer Job in Ponce, PR
Aug 02, 2022
**Careers that Change Lives**
The **Senior Molding Engineer** is responsible for owning and driving mold development and injection molding projects through adherence to established product design, scientific injection molding process, tooling, resin, and equipment.
The key responsibility of this position is to lead new injection molding qualification activities across molding suppliers, contract manufacturers and internal Medtronic sites.
The Senior Molding Engineer is part of a global engineering organization for Medtronics Molding Capital Tooling Team. Their work is mainly independent, expecting 25% travel with Manufacturing Sites or Suppliers, and they may assume a team lead role for Mold/Tooling Projects.
**A Day in the Life**
Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
+ Assist in setting up robust injection molding processes on multi-cavity molds and insert molding
+ Experienced in the ability to partner and coordinate supplier qualification activities (PPAP, IQ, OQ, PQ, DOE, etc) to meet requirements of the application.
+ Proficient in generating qualification requirements and reports for injection molded components
+ Understands limits / fits, tolerance stack up analysis. Highly experienced in Geometric Dimensional Tolerancing (GDT) and application for inspection setup and tolerancing allowances of molded components
+ Use and understanding of Statistical Tools (Design of Experiments, Measurement System Analysis/Gage RR, Process Capability and Statistical Process Control)
+ Experience leader of cross functional teams including RD, Marketing, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Quality, Sourcing and Supply Chain through qualification processes
+ Develop and maintain strong working relationship with functional groups (RD, ME, Quality Operations, Supply Chain and Regulatory)
+ History of mentoring team members.
+ Designs, develops and implements industrial machinery and equipment, tools, dies, gauges, jigs, fixtures, prototype model production and machine attachments required for production or experimental use, considering such factors as accessibility, economy, mobility, and performance requirements.
+ May use CAD/CAM to design tools.
**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**
+ Bachelors Degree Requiredin Engineering (Plastics, Mechanical, or Manufacturing Engineering preferred)
+ Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience
+ Masters in Engineering (Plastics, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering preferred) and minimum of 2 years of experience
**Nice to Have**
+ Strong organizational skills
+ Analytical problem solving
+ Demonstrated initiative and innovation
+ Ability to transfer the technical knowledge to manufacturing operations
+ Review/prepare test protocols and reports in order to qualify part and product changes
+ Work remotely across time zones
+ Collaborate cross functionally with team members (i.e. RD, Regulatory, Suppliers/Contract Manufacturers, Marketing, Biocompatibility, and Operations)
+ Experience with contract manufacturers
+ Solid understanding of Plastic Part Design / Injection Molding Guidelines
+ Knowledgeable in the use of 3D CAD packages Data Analysis software
+ Understanding of Mold Flow analysis
+ Rheology knowledge of both Crystalline Amorphous plastics resin (examples include polycarbonate, acrylic, PVC, Nylon and Co-polyesters)
+ Use of Society of Plastics Industry Standards (SPI) for mold build classification and texture/surface appearance recognition
+ PPAP and Agile MAP experience is a plus
+ ****Hybrid work model with regular site presence****
Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.
We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.
Physical Job Requirements
The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
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