Are you passionate about building cool devices and technologies? The Surface Team
focuses on lighting up Microsoft
experiences with touch first computing. A fundamental part of our strategy is having desirable and powerful devices that enable the experiences people want, and elicit their excitement. Creating
these devices involves a close partnership between hardware and software engineers, designers, and manufacturing. We are currently building the next generation and Surface
development team is looking for a Senior Tooling Engineer
with a proven track record to play a critical role in researching, scoping, costing, planning and implementing various tooling, part manufacturing and finishing processes to successfully deliver cutting edge touch based computing devices. The candidate will be a subject matter expert in a wide range of state of the art manufacturing processes and techniques commensurate with the expectation for leading edge electronics device aesthetics, quality, fit and finish. Preferred
candidates will have an outstanding track record in delivering tooling / manufacturing processes in the delivery of compelling new devices in the electronics industry.
, evaluation, and selection of process and tooling technologies capable of delivering part designs to meet product requirements.
continuous feedback on manufacturing feasibility to product design team and industrial designers.
tooling project planning to successfully execute on delivery dates & selection of tooling partners for participation in the delivery of chosen technologies.
new technology adoption for finishing techniques and integration to fulfill the goals of industrial design.
materials (plastics/metals/glass/composites) and tooling technologies to deliver on product expectations/requirements.
vendor capability assessments, and quotations for prototype and production tooling, manufacturing and finishing processes with depth of detail on capital equipment planning, production materials requirements, fixturing and post machining planning, finishing, set-up costs, rates and lead-times.
In conjunction with device design team and procurement, make tooling vendors selections.
all activities relating to tool and manufactured part planning to make initial cost estimates supporting the development schedules, and cost down planning to meet cost goals by production launch.
review of all tool designs with vendors.
responsibility on all tooling and manufacturing processes to meet development schedules, quality requirements and yield rates. Sign
off responsibility on new tooling and manufacturing process readiness for volume production.
continuous improvements to optimize yield rates and process capabilities to meet business needs and cost goals.
across multiple product development disciplines: Mechanical Engineering
, Industrial Design
, Supplier Quality
, Program Management
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
engineering or equivalent.
8+ years of experience in med-high volume tooling and manufacturing methods for high end electronic devices.
molding (including; multi-shot and insert molding).
and metals materials knowledge.
molding / Liquid
fabrication methods; progressive die / stage tooling for sheet metal, die-casting (aluminum / magnesium), Metal
injection molding, Forging/Forming
and medium-high volume machining.
with numerous finishing processes; including but not limited to: PVD
, plating, painting, polishing, chemical etching.
track record in selection and management of multiple vendors to support development schedules and volume production.
good knowledge of part manufactured costs estimates.
track record in dealing with fast turn prototyping tooling.
3D CAD Skills
written and verbal communication and program management skills.
The candidate must be willing and able to travel (domestic and international) to support all related development activities.
is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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