Plastic Tooling Process Engineer

Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200545055
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- Manage molding trials for new programs, providing feedback for corrective actions to tooling engineering, molding and material suppliers. - Establish necessary process parameters for a given part to meet all Apple functional and cosmetic requirements. - Act as first level engineering response to production quality issues for molded plastic parts. - Determine root cause, and where appropriate, institute corrective actions. - Collaborate with supply management, product design and quality engineering groups on material selection, design feasibility, aesthetics and production process control of new part designs. - Participate in supplier factory audits and assessments to define their capabilities and suitability for molding Apple products. - Take the leading role in suggesting or adopting ideas for improving productivity and quality of part manufacturing, molding and tooling techniques. - Train supplier engineers at plastic manufacturing plants in Asia to apply new materials and processing techniques. - Develop collaborative relationships with Apple suppliers through training and quality control visits. - Will be an advisor to plants and cross functional team members on maintaining correct controls on the processes and inspection certificates on the materials.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum 8 years plastic processing (injection molding preferred) experience in molding and / or plastic materials industry.
  • Excellent knowledge of plastic materials and design for manufacturing in terms of geometry and cosmetic quality.
  • Experience debugging complex tools and processes.
  • Experience processing a wide variety of materials.
  • Experience in handling multiple tool development programs with regional and overseas vendors is preferred.
  • Mold Flow analysis capabilities are a plus.
  • Be able to work independently or within a team.
  • Able to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • Able to communicate (verbal and written) technical information in English. Knowledge of fluency in Mandarin is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS or MS Plastics Engineer preferred (Plastics Engineering; ME, Chem E)

Additional Requirements