Mold Development Project Engineer

Company Name:
Company Description:
Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.
Cornings history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played an important role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture.
With more than 160 years of science and engineering knowledge, Corning Incorporated creates keystone components for high-technology systems in consumer electronics, mobile emissions control and life sciences. Our Optical Communications segment delivers connectivity to every edge of the network, from optical fiber, cable, hardware and equipment to fully-optimized optical solutions.
What we do is life changing. Our innovations help customers keep pace with the worlds insatiable demand for bandwidth, accelerating the delivery of information and keeping the world connected to the important people, places and things that enhance our lives.
To know more about Corning Optical Communications, visit us at: http://www.corning.com/cablesystems
Scope of Position
Support Corning Mold Development Engineering in the mission of providing our customers with world-class tooling for new product introductions and capacity upgrades, including mold processing analysis during concept development, tool fabrication, qualification, and on-boarding.
Major Roles and Responsibilities
Concept Development:
Provide DFM part analysis, budgetary funding estimates, capacity utilization estimates, and materials consultation for new product introductions
Evaluate final part designs, and determine the most cost effective mold design relative to manufacturing efficiency, long-term tool durability, and simplicity of tool maintenance
Fabrication and Project Management:
Initiate and sustain new project documentation utilizing existing department procedures and processes
Ensure tooling solutions meet total project life requirements, optimize cavitation, meet or exceed cycle time targets, and minimizes material usage
Interface with and manage tooling suppliers during concept development, fabrication, and final qualification of tooling
Qualification and New Mold On-boarding:
Oversee T-1 sampling of new molds and analyze mechanical performance against planned development. Ensure process capability is created and documented for long term production performance
Initiate first article inspection process and ensure that tooling performance meets engineering specifications
Provides direction for seamless tooling transfer to production across multiple sites
Projects involved with:
New product introductions
Capacity molds for expanding product lines
Continuous improvement projects
Research support for new technologies
Performance Excellence Projects
Urgent process-related issues impacting product quality or delivery
Fundamental understanding (MEE)Projects
Skill and Knowledge Requirements
BS in Mechanical or Plastics engineering or equivalent degree
Experience Requirements:
3-5 years knowledge of injection mold tooling and comprehensive understanding of engineering resins
3+ years of plastic product and assembly design
Required Skills:
Strong project management capability
Detailed knowledge of all types of injection mold tooling
Thorough knowledge of secondary assembly and decorating processes
Ability to utilize all MS Office applications
Knowledge of tool steels and metallurgical properties
Thorough understanding of injection mold processing parameters and applications (cause and affect)
Affective verbal and written communication
Ability to lead or participate in cross-functional teams
Functional with 3D CAD software
Ability to travel (domestic and international)
Desired Skills:
Mold flow technology
Mold set-up and processing capability
Ability to trouble shoot with advanced problem solving tools
Familiarity with automation processes
Ability to operate machine tools
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