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Principal Tooling Engineer

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Engineering  |  ID: REQ-15005


The GEA Way

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make “good things, for life.”  As the fastest-growing appliance company in the U.S., we’re powered by creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way.  We believe in the power of our people and in giving them the freedom to explore, discover and build good things, together.  

The GEA Way philosophy, backed by three simple commitments defines the way we work, invent, create, do business, and serve our communities: we come togetherwe always look for a better way, and we create possibilities

Interested in joining us on our journey? 

We are looking for a Principal Tooling Engineer. This position interfaces with product line teams, buyers, and other cross functional teams to optimize part design and cost. You will oversee part and tooling design as well as project management of die builds at suppliers. Additionally, this role works with metal stamping tooling suppliers on best practice development, manufacturing process improvements, root cause analysis, problem resolution, should cost analysis and maintaining existing tooling in support of GEA production.


Principal Tooling Engineer


USA, Louisville, KY

How You'll Create Possibilities

  • Drive execution of New Product Introduction (NPI) tooling projects and support current production by providing technical leadership for supplier-held tooling
  • Work with GEA product design function on metal component and assembly part design for manufacturability, scoping tooling costs, and schedules
  • Assist GEA Parts Suppliers, GEA Supplier Quality Engineers, and GEA buyers in developing appropriate, timely, and cost-effective new metal tooling while addressing current production tooling issues
  • Work with tooling suppliers on adhering to industry standard tooling design practices as well as adhering to GEA tooling standards for new tooling. Review and approve all new die designs for NPI and any required current production parts to align with GEA schedules
  • Maintain die build tracking logs throughout scoping, design, build, and qualification for new and modified tools
  • Manage production risks through proactive, supplier-held asset management including refurbishment disposition, funding reviews, and preventative maintenance tracking
  • Travel up to 20% required to affiliate sites and suppliers

What You'll Bring to Our Team

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent experience and/or Tooling Journeyman
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience with tooling, including part design, tool design and fabrication, and/or processing experience
  • Demonstrated experience successfully specifying dies
  • Ability to use standard 3D part and tool modeling software, ie. SolidWorks or equivalent
  • Solid understanding of tool fabrication processes, industry-standard tool steels, and parts standards
  • Sound understanding of tooling cost structure and experience in managing multiple tool quotes and negotiating optimized tooling costs and lead times
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to drive projects and provide instructions/improvement recommendations to tool makers for solving problems
  • Demonstrated project management skills; excellent project tracking and detailed planning skills required
  • Solid experience in metal processing through tooling. Ability to solve processing problems and/or improve the efficiency of cycle time

Our Culture

At GE Appliances, creativity meets passion and conversations lead to exceptional outcomes and experiences.  We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that everyone brings to GE Appliances. We believe a diverse workplace, where everyone is included and people can be their true and authentic selves, fosters creativity and innovation. We know our differences are our greatest strength. The very best innovations across every function of a company come from diverse teams. Our commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued allows employees to perform at their best, every day. Diversity at GE Appliances helps us achieve zero distance to our owners, innovate smartly and connect to the communities and customers we serve. We encourage and support the ideas, aspirations, and the wellbeing of everyone - our employees and our communities

GE Appliances is a trust-based organization. It is important we offer our employees the flexibility they need to do their best work while balancing the needs of the business and individuals. When you join GEA, you will have the opportunity to work with your leader to create a flexible work arrangement that balances the needs of the individual, team, and organization.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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