Plastic tooling engineer

Nanshan, Guangdong, China
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200299989
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Key Qualifications

  • · Position requires 10+ years in the mold making and molding industry.
  • · Extensive experience in tooling design and manufacturing required.
  • · Knowledge of plastic materials and design for manufacturing in terms of geometry and cosmetic quality.
  • · Experience in developing plastic processing parameters.
  • · Experience in managing complex development programs with overseas vendors (Asia) is preferred.
  • · Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary.
  • · Frequent travel in Asia is required.


Lead the development of new plastic injection tooling projects to meet a wide range of product performance and cosmetic requirements. · Lead Apple suppliers to design and produce world-class plastic tooling. Manage tool design and build, tool and process development and tool qualification at the supplier. · Collaborate with supply management, product design, industrial design, and manufacturing engineering groups on material selection, design feasibility and aesthetics of new plastic part & tooling designs. · Serve as Apple’s internal plastic tooling and manufacturing expert by leveraging a thorough understanding of properties of various mold-making materials and tool component fabrication techniques. · Institute continuous process improvement measures from initial product design through production ramp of new products. · Proficient with the use of Design For Manufacturing, SPC, DOE and Six Sigma techniques. · Take the leading role in driving the improvement of productivity and quality of plastic part manufacturing, molding and tooling techniques. · Train engineers at supplier plants in Asia to utilize new tooling materials and fabrication techniques. · Develop collaborative relationships with Apple suppliers through training and quality control visits. · Advise supplier plants on maintaining correct controls on the processes. BS or MS Plastics Engineer preferred

Education & Experience

BS or MS Plastics Engineer preferred

Additional Requirements