Job Description

Tooling Engineer

Ref No: AM17467

County Waterford, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Tooling Engineer - County Waterford.

In this role you will be responsible for developing and maintaining tooling specifications to meet specific component and project strategies.


Project manage optimisation, maintenance & overhaul projects on existing tool portfolio (prototype single cavity & production multi-cavity tools)
Apply systematic root-cause problem solving involving all stakeholders (including key support department team members & tooling/equipment vendors) to meet customer delivery & product quality objectives in the most cost-effective manner
Lead the use of lean tools to drive continuous improvement & process reliability on tools
Work with Device Development Services (DDS) & New programme personnel to support the introduction of new tools to site for new products, to ensure high levels of process reliability post PQ.
Lead the injection moulding tooling technical function for both internal project teams and client teams and manage new injection mould tool introduction to the Operations team.
Development and implementation of multi-cavity tooling strategies for complex and/or large tooling builds with optimal cavitation and cycle times to meet the needs of a robust manufacturing process and quality requirements
Participate and lead product development or project meetings, including performance and presentation of the DFM/DFA recommendations. Participate in Risk Assessment/Analysis (dFMEA, pFMEA).
Participation and development of measurement inspection techniques, fixtures and test methods.
Manage mould flow requirements and translate data into final conclusions for use in tooling considerations.
Ensure all engineering changes are managed through the relevant cGMP procedures including documentation, equipment manuals, QCBD records & CAD drawing controls
Create a high performing flexible tooling team which achieves excellent results.
Provide direction to tooling personnel as appropriate reviewing tool downtime & preventative maintenance data , tool running status, escalations & corrective action to ensure targets are achieved
Ensure that there is regular communication & coordinated planning of all new & existing tool projects using visual communications boards within tooling

Interested applicants should have:

Mechanical Engineering degree, or be a qualified toolmaker, or have relevant experience as a Tooling Engineer
Excellent knowledge of multi-cavity injection mould tools and hot runner systems.
At least 5 years' tool development experience
Strong tooling and product design skills, with a working knowledge of 2D/3D CAD
Knowledge of resin materials and processing techniques for tool building and polymer processing
Experience in rapid prototyping techniques and their application


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