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Supplier Development Engineer - Molding Expert (Remote)

About TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity is a $13 billion global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With nearly 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

What TE Connectivity offers:

We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our associates.

  • Generous 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Benefits start on day one
  • Charity Donation Matching Program
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Healthcare for Associates and Families
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Life Insurance and Disability Protection

Throughout our Global reach and various Business Units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we provide. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contribution. Specific benefit offerings can vary by location.

Job Overview

Process leader for molding related topics ensuring the tools and processes at OV’s are running at optimum levels for quality and output. Possess extensive knowledge of mold design and tooling and the associated manufacturing processes which may include the optimization and standardization of molding processes within the manufacturing environment. Aligns with TE BU plants to reach TEOA requirements, rolls out CoE and Best Demonstrated Practices (BDP’s) and works with OV’s on tool corrections and improvements. Acts as interface between the OV’s and TE’s engineering, quality, procurement, and manufacturing/production teams. Support OV’s with tool design improvements to maintain quality standards. Ensures manufacturability of new designs and smooth production ramp up. Support research and development teams to produce engineering change samples, execute cycle time or material waste improvement projects, alternate material samplings, facilitate mold transfers, etc.

Responsibilities

• Provide tooling and process support for molds running production at Outside Vendors. Types of molds include thermoplastic injection molds, HCR & LSR (seal) molds, and diecast molds.
• Perform Initial audits to enable suppliers to provide parts to the company according to the automotive standards.
• This candidate would provide detailed support and evaluation of equipment, molds and auxiliary equipment for new and/or existing product and processes released or transferred to outside molding vendors.
• Work with product engineers and customers on refining the plastic part design to achieve or improve manufacturability.
• Utilize engineering tools for troubleshooting mold and process issues such as MoldFlow to optimize gate location, melt delivery system, and TIPM to compensate for warpage and shrinkage effects.
• Utilize advance cooling technologies like DMLS cooling cores/blocks, high heat transfer materials, etc to achieve required cycle times as needed.
• Work with Process Engineers to develop and optimize the molding processes on molds using SIM principles and cavity pressure transducer technology.
• Analyze & interpret CT Scan data of molded parts using Volume Graphics software. Disposition and prepare conditioning plans & direct mold suppliers to correct non-conforming dimensions on molds until they meet product drawing and PV test requirements.
• Work with other engineering disciplines on the team to ensure all product requirements are met and / or customer complaints are closed.
• Work as Quality Engineering to review the Process Flow, PFMEA, Control Plans, and ensure that Supplier QIP’s are robust.
• Advise and Direct Process and Tooling Technicians at OV’s on process and tooling related issues that need to be addressed.
• Accept release of new molds from Launch engineering and serve as the Sustaining Engineering after all product specifications have been met.
• Participate in mold design reviews with internal and external mold tooling suppliers facilitated by launch mold engineering.
• Travel required.
• Understand and effectively assist in managing supply base mold maintenance programs – Preventative, Inspection, Maintenance and Major Maintenance classifications.
• Utilize scientific molding programs to maximize machine output and reduce cycle time all while ensuring part quality is consistent and acceptable to the component blueprint.
• Understand the auxiliary equipment utilized and its interaction in the processes to ensure an efficient process and consistent quality component.
• Effectively participate in VA/VE workshops as a liaison between TE-c and the supply base
• Share TE-c best practices from COE’s to ensure cost effectiveness measures implemented in the supply base.
• Support execution of quality actions at supplier facilities for improvement to help drive productivity actions.

What your background should look like:

• High School Diploma/ GED required
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering - Plastics or Manufacturing preferred
• Certified RJG Master Molder I and II preferred
• 5+ years’ experience in injection molding; 3+ years in Automotive industry
• Detailed hands-on knowledge of injection molding processes
• Knowledge of Hot Runner systems
• Experience or in-depth knowledge with tooling construction processes (mills, grinders, Wire EDMs, Sinker EDMs).
• Automotive connector mold and molding experience preferred
• Must understand and utilize SIM – Scientific Injection Molding for process development.
• Must have hands-on knowledge of mold designs that are equipped with pressure sensors.
• Proficient computer skills (email, word processing, spreadsheets).
• Proficient in PTC Creo or SolidWorks utilizing 3D modeling capabilities: Working knowledge and experience with Part, assembly, and drawings.
• Effective problem-solving skills
• Effective communications skills (oral & written)
• Must be proficient in the English language.
• Knowledge in Quality – preferred to have been a quality background.
• Remote position within México - travel required

Competencies

Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
Location: 

Hermosillo, SON, MX, 83118

City:  Hermosillo
State:  SON
Country/Region:  MX
Travel:  50% to 75%
Requisition ID:  78450
Alternative Locations:  Queretaro y alrededores
Function:  Engineering & Technology


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