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Molding Development Engineer

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Date: Jan 19, 2022

Location: Reynosa, TAM, MX, 88730

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47585


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in speciality 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.

Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses.

We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise.  We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.

Molding Development Engineer


Molding Development Engineer


Corning’s OCS Mold Development Engineering group is searching for an entry level Mold Development Engineer to assist with procurement and qualification of plastic injection molds. The ideal candidate will have good technical aptitude, an interest in the plastic injection molding process, and a great attitude and willingness to learn all aspects of the plastic injection molding industry.  Molds range from simple prototype to high end and complex SPI Class 101 production molds. We are a high performing team that nurtures a collaborative team working environment. We are looking for someone with strong passion, talent, and willingness to learn all aspects of this specific field.


Scope of Position

  • Work as part of current MDE team to support onboarding of new molds into Reynosa factory.
  • As MDE team member, you will collaborate with various internal and external teams as necessary to validate and release new molds into production


Major Roles and Responsibilities Day-to-Day:

Concept Development:

  • Assist with design for manufacturing (DFM) analysis for new product designs
  • Assist with evaluation of final part designs and determining the most cost-effective mold design relative to manufacturing efficiency, long-term tool durability, and simplicity of tool maintenance while following Corning global standards.


Fabrication and Project Management:

  • Assist with creation and sustainment of project documentation throughout the mold development process utilizing existing department procedures and process maps
  • Ensure proposed tooling solutions meet total product life requirements, optimize cavitation, meet or exceed cycle time targets, and minimize material usage
  • Interface with and manage mold vendors during all stages of the mold development process


Qualification and New Mold On-boarding:

  • Oversee T-1 sampling of new molds and analyze performance against expectations
  • Ensure process recipe is created and documented using scientific molding principles to ensure long term production performance, sustainability, and stability
  • Initiate first article inspection process and ensure the mold’s performance meets engineering specifications
  • Provide direction and support for mold qualification and transfer to manufacturing across multiple sites


Projects involved with:

  • Molds for new product introductions
  • Capacity molds for expanding product lines
  • Top divisional capacity, cost or capability improvement projects
  • Research support for new technologies and products
  • Performance Excellence Projects
  • Manufacturing Engineering Excellence (MEE) Projects


Skill and Knowledge Requirements


Desired Education / Certification:

  • BS in Engineering, Technical, Materials or equivalent
  • Mold Making or Mold Design apprenticeship certification


Work Experience Requirements:

  • 0 – 3 years of experience


Required Skills:

  • Strong project management capability
  • Strong root / cause analysis skills
  • Strong independent work ethic
  • Ability to utilize all MS Office applications
  • Effective verbal and written communication in English
  • Ability to lead or participate in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to travel (domestic and international) 


Desired Skills:

  • Ability to troubleshoot with advanced problem-solving tools
  • Ability to operate machine tools
  • CAD Software proficiency (Solid Works, PRO E / Creo, etc.)


Location of position Reynosa, Mexico.


Pay Grade: Grade B 

Employee Referral Amount: $0.00