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Metal Forming Tool & Process Engineer


Sanford, United States of America

Role Purpose
The position, through engineering projects and direct interaction with the production teams, supports the business by developing new processes and tooling, leading tool cost reduction activities, and identifying and implementing process cost reduction initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

Actively pursue and maintain a working knowledge of the state of the art in metal forming processes. Apply this knowledge internally as appropriate to reduce product and operation cost.

Participate in work group activities related to tooling and process improvements, liaise with other GKN companies in support of identified projects such as new facility start up, know how transfer, technology sharing, etc.

Liaise with external suppliers regarding new developments, value engineering, specification clarification, quality, etc.

Identify and lead or facilitate teams where necessary to achieve key duties. Negotiate priority conflicts as needed for the successful achievement of team objectives.

Participate in continuous improvement projects / teams which are lead by others in the organization.

Lead / Participate in development of specifications for new equipment, participate in negotiation of specifications with supplier, run-off, and installation of equipment.

Maintain data integrity for all activities using established document control and data security procedures.

Create and maintain engineering drawings and standards for assigned product, process, and tooling.

Communicate activities as appropriate.

Participate in development planning for assigned facility including scheduling, costing, feasibility review and negotiation of configuration.

Develop process, production sequence, and tooling for efficient launch of assigned products.

Lead launch activities, including APQP and direct participation in sample production runs for assigned product.

Support ramp up to volume production of assigned product to ensure that production

and cost targets are achieved (including productivity, operating cost, quality and scrap


Actively review the results on assigned product for conformance to targets or

improvement opportunities. Principle criteria for review are safety, quality, cost, and

productivity. Identify, initiate implement and document solutions based on this ongoing

review. Perform analysis on initiatives to ensure that desired outcome is achieved and sustained.

Lead phase out activities on assigned product to minimize excess / obsolete tooling cost.

Lead tooling, fixturing, and process related projects which contribute to continuous

improvement within the facility.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

BS Mechanical Engineering or related field.

3 years relevant engineering experience.

Proficiency with PTC Creo or similar 3D CAD software.

Computer proficiency with MS Office software.

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