Sr. Plastics Tooling Engineer
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Milwaukee - Wisconsin

Rockwell Automation is a global technology leader focused on helping the world's manufacturers be more productive, sustainable, and agile. With more than 25,000 employees who make the world better every day, we know we have something special. Behind our customers - amazing companies that help feed the world, provide life-saving medicine on a global scale, and focus on clean water and green mobility -our people are energized problem solvers that take pride in how thework we do changes the world for the better.

We welcome all makers, forward thinkers, and problem solvers who are looking for a place to do their best work. And if that's you we would love to have you join us!

Job Description


Core member of new product introduction (NPI) programs & supporting existing production tooling. Responsible for the project management of new/replacement injection mold tooling and processes to production in support of Business Unit's and Operation's strategic objectives. Will work on intercompany projects of low / medium complexity and scope. May perform multiple and parallel activities across projects. Works with others on project issues to develop various resolution options.

Works with technical resources on inter-functional projects to achieve key factors of project success, which include; project schedule, project cost, product cost, process / product quality, and transferability to manufacturing. Applies engineering problem solving skills in determining technical objectives of assignments while establishing and implementing corrective action plans where necessary.


  • Demonstrated experience in NPI tooling and assessing, planning, and replacing existing plastic injection molds through production qualification: able to develop part and injection mold cost estimates, identify alternatives and their tradeoffs, manage project schedules and drive team members on multiple concurrent injection mold replacements to completion.
  • Demonstrated experience in plastic tool design and evaluation to review mold repair requests and discern if need, cost, and duration of repairs are reasonable.
  • Participate in commodity-level meetings with partners in Strategic Sourcing, Quality, and Production to identify opportunities for improvements in tool spend and strategic partnerships with suppliers.
  • Utilize tool building and processing expertise to benchmark and technically evaluate production facilities and/or external suppliers.
  • Utilize processing and design expertise to interact with internal engineers and external suppliers to resolve part design and manufacturability issues.
  • Be technically proficient in the field of plastics to interact with experts in new areas of these technologies to research, develop and incorporate new found knowledge to help support Rockwell's future design needs.
  • Resolve complex process issues, reduce variation and deploy best practices globally.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in an Engineering discipline a plus, or equivalent experience.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas now, or in the future for this job opening.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Journeyman toolmaker/designer with minimum 2 years of experience or equivalent functional knowledge in areas of plastics processing, part and tool design.
  • MoldFlow experience a plus.
  • Project Management, Global or Regional in scope, a plus.
  • PMP Certification a plus.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification, Greenbelt or Blackbelt, a plus.
  • Possesses knowledge in new product development processes, manufacturing assembly environments, and associated business systems.
  • Asset management to include planning, budgeting, schedules and suppliers through implementation and product life.
  • Experience with MS Office and CAD software applications; Pro/ENGINEER & MS Project preferred.
  • Two years of experience with an Enterprise Product Data Management (EPDM) systems, preferably SAP
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and ability to present technical information.


  • Travel may be required (5-10% domestic)



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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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