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Engineering, Full Time    Taichung, Taiwan (30% travel)    Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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Tooling Engineer Manufacturing Execution Team (Taiwan/Asia Region)

*** This position is primarily located in Taichung, Taiwan, also requires travel internationally. Candidates must be willing to travel 30% or more as needed by the business. ***

Position Summary

The Tooling Engineer is responsible for optimizing the tooling development from tooling design to production sustaining with ODMs(Original Design Manufacturer) & CMs (Contract Manufacturers) with consideration in both throughput & quality, while also advice on optimizing part & assembly design for manufacturing (DFM) with internal design & engineering team. The involved manufacturing processes are including but not limited to - plastic injection molding, sheet metal forming & welding, die casting, CNC machining, complex assembly & testing, surface finishing for both plastic & metal.

In order to support quality delivery of the product, the Tooling Engineer will also draft tooling supplier requirement & maintenance plan based on product demand & design requirement, collect tooling information for asset database, participate mold trial activities, & conduct supplier capability audits for tooling quality, fabrication process control, development technical support, & production maintenance & record keeping.

For long term company growth, the Tooling Engineer should also contribute to the building of simulation model for mold & part costs, knowledge library for advanced material & fabrication, & tooling input for product design requirement.

The Tooling Engineer will also provide day-to-day technical support for internal teams & CMs/ODMsc, including engineering changes implementation on tooling, part availability tracking & schedule discussion, cost reduction & continuous improvement in both quality & takt time, hands-on implementation of the improvements on the manufacturing floor.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams to ensure robust DFM/DFA, providing expertise in material & process selection, tooling design & material requirement, process audit & tooling qualification plan
  • Participate in early development phase vendor capability evaluation, technical discussion of part fabrication, manufacturing process required to meet cosmetic & functional requirement
  • Ensures tooling efficiency (cost/quality) & performs cost estimate with supporting evidence for Capital Expenditure planning & management approval
  • Tooling design (drawing) validation, including continuous supplier/tool maker discussion & CAE simulation to trouble-shoot
  • Collaborate with Quality team to define part requirement in inspection & technical support for PPAP (Production Part Approval Process)
  • Work with ODMs & CMs to provide engineering support in problem solving & root cause analysis that are tooling related, then understand & refine technical requirements for products & processes for future & on-going productions
  • Creates & manages tooling maintenance requirements at vendor site. Conduct tooling audits to confirm quality of maintenance as needed
  • Partners with Peloton Supply Chain to identify, analyze, & qualify new suppliers.
  • Analyzes factory capacity & capability through conducting supplier audit on site, work with supplier to recommend equipment purchases, performs financial payback analysis, & submits Capital Expenditure requests to management
  • Researches & recommends new applications for existing materials, products, & processes to provide revenue growth opportunities for Peloton
  • Voice of Peloton manufacturing on cross-functional teams.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Education & Experience

  • Four-year college degree in an Engineering discipline is required. Mechanical or Manufacturing is preferred.
  • 5 or more years Engineering experience in a hands-on manufacturing environment is required (NPI to volume MFG stage)
  • Knowledge of production process design, jig & fixture design, key dimension control, material knowledge for different application & testing requirement
  • Experience in fabrication processes - Injection molding, CNC machining, complex assembly, welding, sheet metal processing, die casting, surface finishing for both metal & plastics, post fabrication processes like heat treating, plating, anodizing etc
  • Microsoft Office applications, CAD (SolidWorks preferred)/CAE(Audodesk Moldflow)
  • Interpret engineering drawings, tolerances, GD&T
  • Value-Stream Mapping, Process Mapping, Kaizen, Lean, 5S, Statistical Process Control

This position is primarily located in Taichung, Taiwan, also requires travel internationally. Candidates must be willing to travel 30% or more as needed by the business.

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