• NPI Tooling Manager Mechanical Engineering

    Location US-NY
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Analyzes supplier and JDM to ensure they have the capability to provide quality tool design, and build in high pace NPI development environment.  Confirms that proper vendor selection is made from the NPI standpoint for managing the risks and project timelines of the specific program.  Utilized current tools such as Mold Flow to ensure risks are understood and managed prior to tool start, and processes are kept post tool start, to certify the risk management plan is executed.  


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


    • Audit current and potential supply base for tooling and processing capabilities to establish Zebra has access to the tooling technologies needed to support our product family
    • Confirm our vendor's tool design and build capabilities enable consistent build quality in tight timelines
    • Work with JDMs and sub vendors to ensure useful ESI is performed in a timely and adequate manner to manage risk in a program
    • Oversee sub vendors tool trial and NPI part processing to be confident that mold simulation, and part FEA expectations are seen in initial builds
    • Work with design team (mechanical and ID) to guide designs for tool risk reduction. When design risk is unavoidable provide supplier and technology options are evaluated and chosen to bring the risk into a manageable level
    • Understands scientific molding processes and is able to set process at first part trials and enforces this practice at suppliers and can coach and develop this standpoint with the JDM’s
    • Runs alternate mold flow options when needed to get suppliers in line with design risk management
    • Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
    • Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups.
    • Serves as organization spokesperson on tooling practices, and networks this understanding to others in the organization such as comodity teams
    • Acts as prime consultant on new manufacturing processes that require tooling and that effect the mechaincal and ID team's objectives.
    • Works with other teams to guarantee tool costing is in line with its complexity and that tool capacities and cavitation are appropriately considered for the programs targets


    Preferred Education:

    Bachelor's degree or Masters in an appropriate engineering discipline required.

    Preferred Work Experience (years):

    Bachelors degree and 9+ years experience or Masters degree and 6+ years experience

    Key Skills and Competencies:

    Tool design experience, scientific molding training, mold flow simulation training and experience

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