Sr. Tooling Engineer

RainBird   •  

Tucson, AZ

Industry: Agriculture


5 - 7 years

Posted 301 days ago

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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