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Sr. Tooling Engineer, McAllen

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Date: May 13, 2021

Location: McAllen, TX, US, 78503

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44296

 

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

 

Scope of Position:

In this role, you will provide tooling support for division-wide, multi-plant injection molding projects. We look for you to maintain knowledge and identifies opportunities for new manufacturing technology to support the mission of the highest quality and lowest manufacturing cost. You will drive the implementation of the Division Engineering Tooling Strategy and champion continuous improvement activities, including new technology implementation and fundamental process understanding, in support of cost reduction and quality improvement. You will ensure Corning's Intellectual Property management process is followed and any intellectual property developed as part of a project is properly documented.

 

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Supports and provides input to the Division Technology roadmap (including maintaining a knowledgebase of the latest technology advances within injection molding).
  • Drives implementation of new manufacturing technology.
  • Division injection molding SME including focused areas of material, processes, tooling, and/or process equipment.
  • Develops complete injection molding solutions for new product introductions.
  • Provides tooling support to manufacturing plants as needed, including complete tooling life cycle management, rebuild projects, replacement programs, and total tool maintenance management of critical spares and components.
  • Drives fundamental understanding and problem-solving skills.
  • Develops tooling solutions for new product introductions.
  • Manages the quotation, vendor selection, design, and manufacturing processes of new injection systems and tooling.
  • Designs and assists with designs of new injection molds. Approves mold designs and manages tool drawings, ensuring they are current and meet Division and plant standards.
  • Facilitates tooling design reviews and participates in product design reviews when applicable.
  • Manages the construction of new tooling – tracking to project metrics of cost and timing, reporting progress to project teams.
  • Work with tooling vendors and process engineers in the debug and validation of new tooling.
  • Ensures compliance to all plant and division standards.
  • Prepares Appropriation Requisitions (AR’s) and manages the cost/spend with regards to new mold constructions and capital expenditure for tooling and injection molding equipment.
  • Uses rigorous processes and technical knowledge to build detailed technical understanding for key process steps.
  • Functions as a team member or team leader on focused projects.
  • Provides support to the Automation department and vendors during the development of automation systems.
  • Uses statistical tools and Design of Experiments (DOE) in process problem-solving and product/process improvement.
  • Intellectual Property management.

 

Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 20 - 40%, mostly domestic including some International travel; generally, 1 week a month.

 

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • You will typically work Monday - Friday, standard business hours.
  • Flexibility to support off-hours as needed.

 

Required Education and Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Plastics Engineering or equivalent program and minimum of 5+ years in an injection molding tooling engineering role.
  • Will consider a High School diploma with a completed Tooling Apprenticeship program and a minimum of 10+ years in injection molding tooling engineering.

 

Required Experience:

  • Forward-thinking experience within the field of engineering with new technologies knowledge.
  • Ability to develop and implementation of complete injection molding cells.
  • Injection Molding Tooling engineering experience working with injection molding process development and debug.
  • Mold repair experience.
  • Mold design experience.
  • CAD experience, preferably Solidworks.
  • Track record of delivering results.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in a technical field.
  • Project team leadership.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.

 

Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Preference for Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) or comfortable working in a Mexican manufacturing environment.
  • Masters of Science (Engineering or Applied Science).
  • Scientific injection molding knowledge.
  • RJG Master Molder 1 training or equivalent.
  • Yellow Belt Performance Excellence training.

 

Soft Skills:

  • Be a positive teammate who is open and engaging to effectively collaborate in teams in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter with the technical curiosity to learn and bring new ideas.
  • Flexibility and dedication to succeed support a positive can-do attitude.

 

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

 

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.  We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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