Mold Simulation Engineer
Industrial Operations
Full Time
Anderson, Sc
2018-08-29

Responsible for performing engineering and technical duties during the development of component tooling throughout development, launch & production according to project planning. Is responsible for and performs mold simulations, mold flow, technology development and product costs reduction by analytical analysis of simulation and mold flow technology. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Mold Flow and 3D simulation for injection mold tooling
    • Understand material properties
    • Develop 3D Mesh of geometry in order to run mold flow simulation
    • Provide part and tool setup information to run the mold flow simulation
      • Mold temp
      • Melt Temp
      • Fill Time
      • Pack Time
      • Cool Time
      • Projected Area
      • Part Volume
    • Run wall Thickness analysis
      • Rib to wall ratios
      • Sink marks
      • Hot Spots/thick section
    • Optimize gate location and size
    • Develop and optimize core and cavity cooling layout
      • Slides/Lifts/Inserts/Additive manufactured inserts
    • Provide Fill Animation
      • Filling contour
      • Fill Time
      • Fill Temps
      • Fill Pressure
      • Balance Fill
    • Develop Pressure Profile
      • Clamp Force Requirments
    • Provide feedback on possible Cosmetic Imperfection
      • Weld Lines
      • Air Traps
      • Flow Lines
    • Understand and translate Shrinkage and warp analysis
      • X, Y, Z Deflection
      • Material shrinkage rate
    • Provide conclusions and suggestions
      • Cycle Time 
      • Fill problems
      • Weld line and air trap concerns
      • Sink mark concerns
  • Improve part cost and quality by optimizing part geometry, process, tool design/cavitation, Additive manufacture inserts, hot runner and sequentially controlled systems.


Minimum Qualification

  • BS Mechanical/Production/Polymer Engineering, or equivalent degree in the field of plastics
  • 2-5 years’ experience in Mold Flow Simulation 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Good Operating Knowledge of CATIA 
  • Good knowledge of Injection mold design & Injection molding process 
  • Good Knowledge of material & processing parameters 
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques (DOE, statistical process control) 
  • Good verbal/written communication skills 
  • Advanced PC skills especially in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Ability to be self-motivated and manage several projects at one time