Tooling Analyst/Tooling Engineer (Onsite)

04_Professionals (technical)
BU3 Thermal Management

The Injection Mold Tooling team develops tool specifications; coordinates tool builds at suppliers; coordinates tool run-off and validation at the manufacturing location and coordinates delivery for in-house injection mold tooling for HVAC and Engine cooling. HVAC housings, HVAC doors and HVAC small plastic parts are molded in house for the HVAC team. Radiator tanks, CAC tanks, Engine cooling fans, Frames and Shrouds are molded in house for the Engine Cooling group. The Tooling Analyst/ Engineer is responsible to ensure the tool sourcing starts on time; the tools are built to our specifications and within the cost budget, with on time delivery to the product manufacturing location and the parts produced are within drawing design tolerances.


  • Specify, procure and implement new Injection Molding Tooling for our North American sites.

  • Interface with the product design team to review and provide feedback on part designs relating to mold-ability, quality and cost.

  • Prepare estimates for new tooling and design changes.

  • Develop and/ or update tooling specifications for the RFQ process.

  • Develop statement of work documents for the Mold RFQ process.

  • Manage tooling suppliers to design, develop, construct and deliver new injection mold tooling, including adherence to timing plans.

  • Manage the measurement of parts at each trial.

  • Work with tooling suppliers to trial and approve new tools for shipment.

  • Coordinate delivery of tooling to manufacturing locations.

  • Coordinate mold trials at manufacturing locations

  • Tooling responsibility: Tool design/ construction through PPAP in MAHLE Behr production locations.

  • Lead the inspection/ quality teams to ensure plastic parts are inspected properly using the appropriate equipment and methods. Ensure the injection mold tools are producing parts that are 100% dimensionally conforming to the engineering drawing.

  • Participate with product team in the creation and tolerancing of the 2D drawings from a tooling and injection molding standpoint.

  • Travel to tool shops and manufacturing plants (based on programs) (approx. 10-20% travel required)

  • Ability to lift and inspect injection molded parts and components weighing approximately 25 lbs.


  • Minimum 5 years experience in plastic injection mold tool design and development and implementation.

  • Automotive HVAC housing and/or radiator tank injection mold tooling (large molds) (650 ton IMM size and larger) experience is a plus.

  • Mechanical / Technical Diploma / Degree is preferred or equivalent experience in injection molding is required.

  • Self starter – ability to make decisions and perform job duties with minimal management input.

  • Unigraphics capabilities or other “solids” design experience is a plus.

  • GD & T knowledge is essential or minimal basic knowledge of proper mechanical drawing interpretation along with the ability to be trained in GD & T.

  • Ability to use basic functions of Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point. Higher level Excel skills is a plus.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • High level project management skill is required.

  • Injection molding process and equipment knowledge and experience is a plus.

  • Injection mold process engineering experience is an advantage.

  • Working knowledge of pneumatics, hydraulics and equipment design is a plus.



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Facts about the job

Benefits:  Benefits-US/CH_CN_DI_IB_LI_MA_MP_MW_OB_PH
Entry level:  Experienced hires
Part- / Full-time:  Full Time
Functional area:  R&D
Department:  BU3 Thermal Management

Dayton, OH, US

Company:  MAHLE Behr Dayton (US)

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