Rain Bird Corporation

  • Sr. Tooling Engineer

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    # Positions
    Engineering - All
    United States
  • Overview

    A leader in global irrigation, Rain Bird has a dynamic opportunity for you to join our team.  You will model our core values including ethical behavior and integrity, safety, quality and hard work while making a difference in the organization through the relationships you develop and by becoming a trusted advisor to the business.


    Rain Bird Corporation is one of the leading irrigation manufacturers in the world.  A privately held company founded in 1933, we have over 4,000 product offerings, and have been awarded over 450 patents.  Rain Bird is committed to the Intelligent Use of Water.  It is our legacy to design and manufacture only those products of the highest value and quality.


    • Responsible for specification and successful procurement of injection mold tooling required for new product development parts and replacement molds
    • Identify, justify and implement quality improvement projects to improve the performance and consistency of injection molded components
    • Responsible for coordination of maintenance and repair of injection mold tooling for several high volume product lines
    • Identify, justify, and implement cost reduction projects to reduce cost of injection molded components
    • Work closely with mold makers and designers to insure molds will meet Rain Bird mold standards to produce high quality parts
    • Develop new tooling constructions technologies that take our company to the next level of performance by reducing cost and increasing quality
    • Collaborate with Design Engineers, Process Engineers, and Quality Engineers to develop and improve product designs for robust injection molded components


    Minimum Qualifications:


    • Service oriented, “I’ll-figure-it-out,” action-oriented attitude
    • Demonstrated experience in achieving results in areas of responsibility described above
    • BS Degree in an Engineering discipline
    • Solid theoretical and applied knowledge of mechanical engineering concepts
    • Working knowledge of plastic and elastomeric materials
    • Experience collaborating with supply management, product design, industrial design, and manufacturing groups on material selection, design feasibility and aesthetics of new plastic part & tooling designs
    • Proven track record of developing complex mold tooling for production of high quality, low cost, high volume components
    • 5+ years of hands-on experience involving specification, procurement, and qualification of molds for injection molded components
    • Proficient with the use of Design for Manufacturing, SPC, DOE and Six Sigma techniques
    • Manage tool design, fabrication, process development, and qualification at the supplier
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Work, Excel, Outlook, Project)
    • Ability to perform financial analysis and cost justifications
    • Well organized, enthusiastic, high energy, strong work ethic
    • Travel up to 25% of work schedule


    Desired Qualifications:


    • Proficient in the use of CAD (SolidWorks) and mold flow analysis
    • Experience with PVC processing & molds
    • Experience in managing complex development programs with overseas tooling vendors (Asia)
    • Supervisory experience
    • Willing to travel to the US, Mexico & China to support Rain Bird molds
    • Bilingual – English, Spanish, and /or Chinese


    Rain Bird is an equal opportunity employer.


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