As a R&D technologist, supporting mechanical lead engineer on his assigned project, he will be in charge of leading mechanical DFM activities towards suppliers and plant process engineers during co-
design and detailed design phases assuring smooth supplier nomination and tooling kick-off activities.
He will be as well responsible for his assigned project to release, as integration to applicable standard tools / components supply specification, part design related specific technological requirements for externally developed manufacturing tools and processes (for example plastic injection mold book) as well as to approve jointly with plant process and supplier quality engineers supplier’s technical proposal to fulfil them.
He will be also for his assigned project a technical support for supplier quality (buy parts) and for process engineering (make parts) external tools and processes approvals.
In addition to responsibilities linked to his assigned project, for specific technologies on which he has deep knowledge and is appointed as R&D reference for, he will support actively mechanical lead engineers and technologist colleagues to perform technical feasibility and optimize mechanical concept / design accordingly.
Main responsibilities :
Support mechanical lead engineer in RFI / RFQ and co-design activities assuring technological feasibility of mechanical concepts and architecture proposal
Support lead engineer by proactively managing DFM activities personally (before supplier activation for DFM) or with suppliers (after suppliers nomination / supplier activation for DFM)
Support design phase by cooperating with mechanical lead engineering in technological feasibility of special features or processes and subsequent product concept / design optimization
Assure in cooperation with mechanical lead engineer BOM cost optimized design solutions
At DFM phase closure, provide to mechanical lead engineer formal feasibility reports on mechanical 2D / 3D models and on Mold Flow studies for injection molding parts
Adopt, for all reports and technical presentations, standard released forms (where available)
Assure, according to project needs, release of part design related specific technological requirements for externally developed manufacturing tools and processes (example plastic injection mold book)
Provide feedback on compliance of suppliers technical proposals with requirements in offer phase
Support sourcing for evaluation of coherence of suppliers tools construction effort breakdowns and cycle time estimation in suppliers offer phase
Monitor project & deliverables status vs input needs for DFM, tooling construction and tooling & processes approval phases and timely communicate major deviations to mechanical lead engineer
Monitor tools construction and process trials & proactively communicate to mechanical lead engineer schedule deviations and, upon request, activities advancement percentage & actual effort data
Assure design solutions compatible with tooling & equipment in line with project initiative assumptions and cost estimations
Actively participate to FMEA / Design Review sessions
Upon mechanical lead engineer specific request, attends technical presentation events at customer site or support customer visits at supplier sites
Support, upon mechanical lead engineer request, root cause analysis and countermeasure definition in case of design validation or process validation failures
Guarantee support to plant and customer quality for internal / external claims analyzing and fixing
Knowledge of thermoplastic and elastomeric materials physical properties and treatments
Good knowledge of injection mold design, constructive materials and process parameters
Knowledge of materials rheology and full critical understanding of Mold Flow simulations
Base knowledge of post processes
Design For Manufacturing concepts deep knowledge
Knowledge of tolerance concepts & 2D drawings notational systems (GD&T)
Familiarity with international engineering standards (ISO, UNI, ASTM, ISO-TS, JDI )
Mechanical CAD base knowledge
Open mind and team building natural skills
Precision and methodic approach
Capability to work with multinational distributed teams