Also known as tooling engineer, a moulding engineer is required to design the moulds or tooling for manufacturing processes such as plastic injection moulding, metal casting, metal stamping, amongst many others.Nature of the job
Put simply, a moulding engineer designs tooling to translate design concepts into physical products. While a design engineer can come up with the most innovative ideas, it would mean nothing if they cannot be manufactured due to tooling constraints. This is where a moulding engineer plays an important role, which is to give practical technical inputs on ‘design for manufacturing’. After that, a moulding engineer will start designing and testing the moulds or tooling to ensure the products are fabricated as per specification. There are many factors to be taken into consideration during design, so this can be an iterative process until you ‘get it right’. Prepare to spend long hours in the production line to oversee the tooling installation and trial runs.
Your reward = fixed pay + annual bonus + job satisfaction (that money can’t buy!)
Career Progress: Junior Engineer > Senior Engineer > Technical Lead/ Design Consultant