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Senior Tooling Engineer

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Engineering  |  ID: REQ-15161

Description

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 to hire a Senior Tooling Engineer to join the Plastics Advanced Manufacturing Engineering team. The Tooling Engineer will be responsible for managing and executing tooling and plastic injection molding equipment projects, ensuring that all tooling and equipment are compliant with standards and executed within the project or program deliverables (cost, quality and delivery). The Tooling Engineer will be assigned to New Product Introduction (NPI) programs or to product lines projects to drive product cost out and factory productivity. The Tooling Engineer will be a key liaison between the project team and the plant operation and manufacturing teams; ensuring that plant priorities and objectives are clearly understood and considered for the area under their ownership.

Position

Senior Tooling Engineer

Location

USA, Louisville, KY

How You'll Create Possibilities

  • Manage plastic injection mold tooling and equipment procurement projects:  Including specification development utilizing GE standards, supplier selection, early supplier engagement, technical reviews, factory layout development, installation and qualification of high quality, right-sized and cost effective tooling & equipment. 
  • Ensure all tooling and equipment is reliable and robust and designed to maximize Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
  • Facilitate / lead the use of the Production Preparation Process (3P) while developing manufacturing tooling, equipment and processes.  Utilize cross-functional participation to ensure that the tooling, equipment and processes are compatible with the entire value stream.  Efforts should include: right-sized equipment, workstation design, material presentation, standard work and single piece flow.
  • Own the program metrics as applicable to your assigned projects: manufacturing labor plan (VLOH), equipment and tooling budgets and quality of in-house manufactured parts/product.  Work with the program / projects team(s) to perform trade-off analysis on competing metrics if necessary and drive decisions based on overall business impact.
  • Work with factory operations and Lean teams to understand the Value Stream and how your projects impact this.  Ensure material flow, workstation set up, model mix, etc. are considered when workstations/equipment are designed.
  • Utilize the 9-Step Process for tooling and equipment design; Work with cross-functional team to develop Manufacturing Control Plans (MCP) and Manufacturing Control Instructions (MCI).
  • Work with design team to ensure Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFMA) is considered on part design.
  • Provide guidance, mentoring, training and leadership for more junior tooling engineers and/or cross-functional team members with regard to tooling design and execution.
  • Utilize technical and project experience to add to the plastic molding and AME teams’ body of knowledge to drive continuous improvement throughout the organization and company.
  • Ensure all equipment executed in GEA factories comply with Industry and Governmental Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) standards.
  • Utilize Human Organizational Performance (HOP) principles to ensure that all equipment / tooling / processes are implemented with the health and safety of the operators in mind. 
  • Work with functional leaders to ensure equipment & processes support business initiatives of Bill of Process (BoP), Lean Manufacturing, Ergonomic Design and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

What You'll Bring to Our Team

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or related discipline OR equivalent hands on experience in technical/manufacturing disciplines OR graduate of a certified tool & die apprenticeship program
  • 5+ years of experience with tooling procurement & injection mold die design concepts, die components and applications.
  • Working knowledge of simulation software (AutoDesk Part Simulation – MoldFlow Advisor / DFM / Insight or equivalent) and relevant input parameters
  • Experience with implementing Lean process improvement in a manufacturing operation
  • Prior NPI program experience
  • Six Sigma Certification
  • Proficient in MS Office, MS Project, MS Scheduler (or equivalent) and AutoCAD
  • Familiarity in 3D CAD (ProE, Solidworks, Creo or equivalent)

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.

If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

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