Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tooling for the production of ductile iron pipe fittings for the water works industry.
Verify product specifications.
Design foundry tooling for both horizontally and vertically parted molding machines units, to include core boxes for both Laempe and No-bake core machines.
Run Solidification/Flow analysis on gating and risering design to insure quality castings while maintaining the best possible yields.
Requisition and coordination of all tooling builds, to include procurement of tooling quotes from approved vendors. Maintain a Request for Quotations log of all competitive quotes.
Where required, initiate Authorizations for Equipment and Purchase Requests for approvals.
Review/Approve final tooling inspection reports.
Coordinate with department heads to schedule sample runs, track samples through to completion, and make corrective actions as needed.
Manage all aspects of tooling revisions.
Update revisions as needed.
Log Engineering Change Notice files.
Distribute to all effected departments.
Coordinate with corporate engineering support for related projects and services.
Perform other duties as assigned by Product Engineering Manager.
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Design, or Materials Engineering or a related discipline.
Three (3) to five (5) years of related experience in a foundry environment preferred.
Knowledge of foundry practices, basic principles of gating & risering, is desirable.
Computer skills – SolidWorks, MAGMAsoft, Solidcast, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office
Must be flexible and able to work well in a fast-paced environment and be competent in handling simultaneously occurring tasks and smaller projects.
Must possess analytical and mathematical skills, quick thinking, and a solid understanding of the main principles of engineering, construction, and architecture.
Abilities required to perform this job successfully include information ordering; oral comprehension; written comprehension; deductive reasoning; inductive reasoning; mathematical reasoning; problems sensitivity; near vision; number facility; oral expression; visualization; category flexibility; fluency of ideas; originality; speech clarity; speech recognition; written expression; flexibility of closure; and perceptual speed.