Mold Designer

Summary
Accudyn Products, Inc. seeks a mold designer  who can independently design complex plastic injection molds from 3D part models as a member of our growing engineering team.

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Design of high-precision plastic injection molds. This includes but is not limited to preparation of product drawing/model for use in mold design, generate or approve both the initial mold layout concept and final mold design (includes factors such as mold size/base, parting line, ejection, gates, runners, water lines and drafting), generate the creation of detailed mold component and assembly drawings.
  • Design fixtures, gages and other custom tooling or equipment as required.
  • Review customer drawings and specifications for manufacturing feasibility.
  • Initiate and/or coordinate change control process (ECO) relating to Engineering documentation.
  • Participate in supporting quote of molds, tooling kickoff, feasibility/specification review, design review and lessons learned (postmortem) meetings to establish production-ready molds.
  • Provide technical assistance to toolroom regarding tooling and process issues during debugging of mold or other tooling.
  • Jointly responsible for successful transfer of tooling to manufacturing along with toolroom and project engineering functions.
  • Initiate and/or coordinate outsourced tooling design and hot runner manufactures with qualified subcontractors.
  • Ensure accuracy, quality workmanship and on-time delivery of outsourced tooling design activities.
  • Create and maintain the integrity of the Accudyn engineering databases.

Education and/or experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience designing injection mold tooling is preferred
  • 2-yr. technical degree required; 4-yr engineering degree preferred. Equivalent experience in a hands-on technical position, such as mold maker/apprentice, may be considered as a substitute for degree.
  • Ability to read blueprints and other technical documents.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of injection molding industry and practices.
  • Knowledge of machining technologies
  • Knowledge of tool steels and their applications
  • Knowledge of common engineering plastics used for injection molding including common added modifying agents such as colorants, glass fiber, talc, etc.
  • Exceptional analytical and computational skills

Competencies

  • CREO or SolidWorks expertise
  • Technical drawing creation
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Attention to details
  • Accuracy of work
  • Excellent math skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Other skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of measurement methods
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Ability to learn quickly and work in a safe manner
  • Ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions and work standards
  • Good understanding of customer deliverables

Accudyn Products is an equal opportunity employer.

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