1+ months

Principal Tooling Engineer

Principal Tooling Engineer


Arizona, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Aug 02, 2022

**Careers that Change Lives**

****Remote Opportunity****


The **Principal Tooling Engineer** is responsible for owning and driving mold tool development and injection molding projects through adherence to established product design, scientific injection molding process, tooling, resin, and equipment.

The key responsibilities of this position are to review and approve supplier-provided mold designs, oversee mold builds and FOT/FAI/CTQ, and molding process characterization.

This role is part of a Global Engineering Network organization for Medtronics Molding Capital Tooling Enterprise. Their work is highly independent, expecting 25% travel with Manufacturing Sites or Suppliers, and they may assume a technical lead role for Mold/Tooling Projects.


+ Solid understanding of Plastic Part Design / Injection Molding Guidelines.

+ Knowledgeable in the use of 3D CAD packages Data Analysis software.

+ Understands Mold Flow analysis

+ Rheology knowledge both Crystalline Amorphous plastics resin (examples include polycarbonate, acrylic, PVC, Nylon and Co-polyesters)

+ Demonstrated ability to guide and coordinate vendor tool design and sampling activities to meet requirements of the application and DRM guidelines

+ Understands limits / fits, tolerance stack up analysis. Understanding of Geometric Dimensional Tolerancing (GDT) and application for inspection setup and tolerancing allowances of molded components

+ Development of part fixturing and measurement correlation

+ Development of characterization protocols and reports (including structured DOE evaluation)

+ Provide technical assistance and guidance to suppliers and contract manufacturers performing qualification and validation testing

+ Use and understanding of Statistical Tools (Design of Experiments, Measurement System Analysis/Gage RR, Process Capability and Statistical Process Control)

+ Use of Society of Plastics Industry Standards (SPI) for mold build classification and texture/surface appearance recognition

**A Day in the Life**

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

+ Designs, develops and implements industrial machinery and equipment, tools, dies, gauges, jigs, fixtures, prototype model production and machine attachments required for production or experimental use, considering such factors as accessibility, economy, mobility, and performance requirements.

+ May use CAD/CAM to design tools.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

**Nice to Have**

Skill Abilities:

+ Strong organizational skills.

+ Analytical problem solving.

+ Demonstrated initiative and innovation.

+ Ability to transfer the technical knowledge to manufacturing operations.

+ Work remotely across time zones.

+ Collaborate cross functionally with team members (i.e. RD, Regulatory, Suppliers/Contract Manufacturers, Marketing, Biocompatibility, and Operations)

+ Component qualification experience is a plus

+ Injection Molding technology understanding for process and polymers


+ Molding Certification is a plus

**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Posted: 2022-08-04 Expires: 2022-10-23

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