Lead the ideation and design activities for development of tools for ophthalmic products. This includes brainstorming, risk analysis, customer feedback and manufacturability considerations.
In collaboration with internal partners create, review and update a 3-5 year tooling roadmap for manufacture of injection molded ophthalmic lenses
Conduct in-depth analysis for development and debugging of tools using FEA packages for thermal, mechanical, and material flow evaluation
Create detailed 2D drawings and 3D models for Engineering and procurement purposes
Act as a liaison between suppliers and Engineering for all tooling related activities
Keep abreast with the state-of-the-art in tooling related to injection molding of ophthalmic lenses
Support manufacturing plants on tooling related topics
Create, review and update engineering and support documents as required per quality systems
Provide training and coaching on best practices for tool design, validation, and implementation
Support and lead engineering projects as needed
Supervise tooling technicians as required
Successful candidates for the Tooling Leader role should have a broad understanding of mechanical engineering.
Bachelors Degree in Engineering and 5 - 10 years experience
Excellent proficiency in 3D modeling using SolidWorks, AutoCAD or Inventor
A hands-on experience in measurements, stack-tolerances, assembly and debugging of injection molds
A strong background in the inter-dependency between machining of tools, metal properties (including thermal), part/runner/gate design, dimensional tolerances, and the injection molding process
A good understanding or hands-on experience with FEA packages such as MoldFlow, ANSYS, is a plus
Experience in automation/manufacturing. General understanding of interplay between tool/part design and its impact on automation from molding to packaging is required
Experience in vendor-relationship with tool manufacturers
A good understanding of Risk Analysis, FMEA and Design of Experiments approach to tool development and problem solving
A strong background in data manipulation, specifically on statistics of process capabilities and the relationship between tooling and injection molding process. Experience with Matlab, R, Python or other engineering packages is a plus
A background in injection molding of ophthalmic lenses is not required, however is a plus
Proven capability to collaborate across cultural/language, differing opinions, and geographical boundaries is essential for this position
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
A good understanding of project management from a tooling-development perspective
About Gentex Optics, Inc.
Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career in manufacturing? Gentex Optics, Inc. is a subsidiary of Essilor International, a world leader in the manufacturing of Ophthalmic products, technology, and research and development. We believe in Improving Lives by Improving Sight, and are currently searching for dedicated team members that are passionate about making a difference. Apply to join our team today!