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Modern wire harness systems and exclusive vehicle interiors: The name DRÄXLMAIER stands for automotive innovations – products that enhance your driving experience. Every day, approximately 70,000 associates around the world cooperate to contribute their knowledge, skills and automotive passion toward this goal. Individuals, who like to take on responsibilities, use their creativity and contribute their ideas toward the common success. Individuals like you!

Projects Tooling Enginner

Job Req ID:  6999

Duncan, US, 29334

Work Type:  Full time
Contract Type:  permanent

Objective of job:

Responsible, customer service and success oriented collaborative development of processes and tooling

solutions representative of company core competencies. Must provide leadership in lean development from

the discovery phase through mature development. Must ensure production feasible solutions are provided to

the organization. Research of new processes and materials for continuous improvement and higher

efficiency is imperative. Must focus to maintain cooperative development efforts for programs and to assure

smooth transition to production. Confirmation of quality, manufacturing deadlines, and cost targets (with

purchasing) for injection molding (primary) and non-injection molding (contingency only) tooling for DRX

interior projects and programs is required. Minor support to electrical division will be required as opportunities

are identified. Technical leadership for tooling engineers within Duncan and Mexico locations is mandatory.


Principal activities:

  • Create project plans/concepts and assure they are followed (e.g. resource planning, schedule planning, cost

            planning, etc.) in cooperation with technical or key project leaders as well as technical areas; introduce

            actions in case of deviations, as required.

  • Cooperate in conducting risk analyses.
  • Develop suggestions for project organization; select suitable associates in cooperation with supervisors and

            define tasks, rules and interfaces.

  • Assure compliance with allocated project budget and distribute to functions reporting to him/her(e.g. subproject

            leaders, etc.); introduce actions in case of deviations.

  • Act as interface between involved internal/external areas (e.g. key project leader, technical projectleader,

            sub-project leader, customer, suppliers, departments, etc.).

  • Assure compliance with set project indicators/goals.
  • Analyze and evaluate changes (internal/external), cooperate in negotiations (e.g. volume and costs

            of changes, etc.) and assure implementation.

  • Create and check project reports and presentations, as well as project conclusion documentation.
  • Provide technical leadership for project associates and/or sub-project leaders.
  • Cooperate in optimizing/developing processes, systems and methods (e.g. develop process and equipment

             standards and improvement concepts in cooperation with the responsible central units,conducting lessons

             learned reviews, etc.).

  • Definition and implementation of tool planning and procurement standards in coordination with DRX best


  • Customer contact for tooling questions including costs (in tandem with purchasing).
  • Influencing part geometry and material with design engineering to ensure part manufacturability and

            adherence to plant standards is met.

  • Create and check tooling concepts and requirement manuals.
  • Coordination and follow up on projects with tool makers.
  • Coordination of tooling changes and startups.
  • Defining process parameters and creating data sheets for production.
  • Implementing new and innovative processes in tooling and production.
  • Conducting capability studies for tool function.
  • Performing first production runs and trials for tools (with process engineer).
  • Providing support for cost calculations.
  • Tooling feasibility analysis (ex. mold flow).
  • Support in planning and implementing packaging concepts (logistics owns).
  • Supporting projects, workshops, R@R's, PFMEAs and quality planning.
  • Support efforts to reach PPAP in a timely manner.
  • Evaluate viability and offer recommendations for approval/disapproval of tooling related P.I.’s.
  • Collaborative efforts with local tool room for troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Support adherence to the DPM (Draexlmaier Process Management) and SEP processes.
  • Maintain close interaction with project leads and program managers.
  • Leadership in new tooling technologies (ex. Mucell, Blow Agent, SGI, etc.).
  • Work in tandem with tool shops to identify best conditions for tool construction through mold flow analysis.
  • Facilitate continuous tooling improvements based on internal lessons learned and market research (Industry

            Standard Benchmarking).

  • Cost calculation based on RM (Requirement Manuals) – technical, price and timeline controlling at the


  • Utilize PLM as project archiving tool.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager or necessary for smooth DRX development operations.


  • Active participation in all company activities and programms (Quality, Ideas for improvement, Training, Human

             Resources, Security, Hygiene and Environment, etc) which apply acording to the proper activities of the position.

  • The here enunciated activities are indicative and not limitative for the function.



We are looking forward to your application.


Company / Legal Entity: DAA Dräxlmaier Automotive of America LLC., Org-Code: EA212-DUN 

Nearest Major Market: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina