Tooling Project Engineer

Remote, Missouri
Sep 28, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Develop and manage timelines and costs for auto-injector component tooling and automation projects.  Lead mold tooling design and process reviews providing technical expertise and feedback to mold tool builders and component designers. Lead dimensional study analysis with statistical support. Hold regular team meetings with responsibility for keeping projects on time and on budget.  Strong background in asset management.  Capable of working with minimal supervision.


  • Manages tooling projects which may include plastic injection molding, metal fabrication, rubber molding, or assembly.
  • Develops project time lines and budget.  Guides team in establishing goals and main objectives. (Sets up the project for success)
  • Prepares clearly defined RFQ’s
  • Performs contract reviews
  • Leads robust mold tooling design and process reviews providing technical expertise and feedback to mold tool builders. Coordinates production and testing activities.  Follows protocols through execution to summary approval, addressing problems as they arise. 
  • Holds regular team meetings to communicate effectively what is expected.  Ensures that project and team members stay on target to meet established goals and time lines.
  • Manages tooling and capital project scope and capital cash flow, providing monthly cash flow updates and ensuring the project does not exceed the budgeted amount.
  • Develop and implement efficient molding production processes.
  • Participates in investigations, provides subject matter expertise to others, and assists with corrective/ preventative actions related to mold tool design and/or processing.
  • Establishes/ enhances mold preventive maintenance programs and spare parts inventory systems with suppliers.
  • Maintains mold history file for design and repairs


  • Experience in design and processing of plastic injection molds.
  • B.S. in plastics engineering technology or related engineering field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 4-6 years experience in mold tooling/ automation project management, engineering, product development or manufacturing. 


  • Experience with Class 101 plastics tooling
  • Pharmaceutical or medical device experience
  • Background in RJG or scientific molding processes and Design of Experiment for process development.
  • Working knowledge of the qualification process for injection molding equipment and tooling including PD, IQ, PQ and OQ. 
  • Experience with PPAP requirements
  • Experience working within a team environment and cross functional teams
  • Experience with capability analysis and associated requirements
  • Ability to read and interpret detailed part prints and specifications
  • Familiarity with Solid Modeling and CAD development software
  • Hands-on experience with troubleshooting and analyzing process parameters in a live environment


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to general laboratory and/or manufacturing areas; work near moving mechanical parts; toxic or caustic chemicals; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; required to stand; walk; sit; talk or hear; must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.
  • Must have the ability to simultaneously multi-task across multiple capabilities and functions and handle multiple competing priorities and requirements, including performing site and functional responsibilities, responding to frequent e-mail and phone communications and attending multiple meetings and conference calls.  Note that these activities may not be time bound to core hours or presence at the site.
  • Must have the ability to work effectively under and manage to strict production, time and performance deadlines.


  • Interacts with suppliers. Role is open to remote work location with occasional travel required.
  • Must be willing and able to work beyond the hours typically defined as a “regular” workday, which may or may not include weekends and holidays.

The job is open only to Protected Individuals (as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), namely, Citizens or Nationals of the United States, Lawful Permanent Residents (“green card holders”), Refugees and Asylees.

Last date to apply for job: October 15, 2021

Additional information: Role Open to Remote locations outside of MIssouri

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