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Tool Design Engineer (Automotive OEM & Aftermarket Parts), Ref: 1188484 – Online Interview Questions

Ref: 1188484

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: B.Tech: Mechanical Engineering
Other Formal Qualification: Certificate: Project Management, Tool-Design & Development Training, Sap Key-User for Tool Management, N3 (Motor Mechanics)
Annual Package Range: South African Rand (ZAR) 451 000 - 550 000
Total years experience: 6-10 Years

Tool Design Engineer

Current / most recent job title?

Tool Design Engineer & SAP Key User

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Supervise tooling design, manufacturing, and repairing process. Coordinate with project manager and project team for timely completion of project activities. Deliver tooling support to Finance, Controlling, Purchasing, Production, IE, and Quality Departments as per requirement. Contribute in determining and executing value-added improvement opportunities.

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Coordination and cooperation with tooling staff and Project Manager.
Provide training to tooling personnel on proper operation procedures.
Examine and update tooling KPIs to meet market demands
Create, maintain, and improve tooling procedure manuals.

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Accomplished and results-driven professional with hands-on experience in leading press dies and tool designs of conventional clutch cover and disc assemblies for passenger and light commercial vehicles. Adept at modifying tools, executing new dies, and increasing productivity. Strong background in various data management systems, such as SAP and CAD systems, Windchill, ProE Wildfire, and PTC Creo Parametric. Demonstrated ability to manage stamping progression tool design, project planning, and SAP End-user support. Demonstrated communication skills with fluency in English/Xhosa and moderate command over Zulu/Sotho as well as ability to build robust relationship

4. Ideal business title:

Anything with Engineer or Project, SAP, e.g.
-Tool Design Engineer
-Manufacture Engineer
-Stamping Engineer
-Process Engineer
-Launch Engineer
-Project Engineer/Coordinator

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Planning, Costing, Designing, Reporting & Tracking, Staff training, Projects, Problem solving, Data Management Systems, Procurement

6. Skill area of competence:

2D/3D CAD – ProE/Creo,
Tool Designing,
Stamping & Press Dies
Engineering Drawings,
Bill of Material Development,
Raw Material Procurement,
Tool Manufacturing Planning,
Project Management,
MRP Controlling,
Tool Maintenance Schedule,
Staff Training,
Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint & Skype for Business)

7. Career summary:

9 Years tool designing for OEM & Aftermarket parts

8. Achievements:

Managed various functions, such as project system, T-project creation and maintenance, MRP controller, tool-shop production order creation and maintenance, confirmation of hours, tooling parts procurement, cost reports, change folder requests, and the tool service process.
Headed the execution of the Logistic Productive system in EP1 with EP1 Tooling Master Data Creation; T-projects, standard routings, workcenters, hierarchies, and tool-service equipment numbers, set-up data for helping excel solutions, and training of tooling department end users in-tool-design, tool-manufacture, and tool-service.
Executed new admin system (SAP) in the tool design, machining, and service/repair sub-departments for planning and easy tracking of tool activities, while creating history of transactions.
Received training of three months in the Buehl, Germany plant, for SAP EP1 Tool Management Key-user.
Presented Diaphragm Form Tooling designs in 3D Creo/ProE that allowed for a fast way to create new tools and modifications in existing tools through a parametric template as well as new Cushion Segment Progression Tool design in 3D Creo/ProE that allowed press of thinner than 0.8mm materials.
Standardized Walch Press tool parts sizes, such as Die sets and cutting dies to allow for the storage of raw steel in house to cut project lead time.
Gained training of tool design and development for 3 months in the Kappelrodeck, Germany plant.

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

Problem solving and creative development

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

Well established company with opportunities for growth.

If you are looking for a Tool Design Engineer with a proven background in industry and a proven track record of producing positive results; possessing expertise in project management, tools designing, sap execution, data migration, engineering drawings, and staff training/leadership with a knack for resolving stamping press die and heat-treatment performance issues, modifying tools, testing new dies, and implementing health and safety regulations; able to devise continuous process improvements and incorporate initiatives to increase efficiency and streamline operations with minimal resources, then do get in touch.
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