Tooling Engineer in Fremont, OH at Auria

Date Posted: 11/23/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Auria is a leading global supplier of automotive acoustical and textile solutions. Formed in 2017 as a joint venture between Shanghai Shenda Co., Ltd., and International Automotive Components (IAC) Group, Auria is built on a 150-year transportation industry heritage.

Our product line includes highly engineered acoustical solutions for interior noise reduction, textile-based and compression-molded flooring products and other interior soft trim products, including package trays, trunk trim and wheel arch liners. Auria operates 18 manufacturing and 10 commercial, engineering and testing and tooling facilities in 10 countries and has nearly 4,700 employees worldwide.

We are currently searching for a Tooling Engineer to support our U.S. manufacturing facilities. Responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Design, build and qualify all tools according to AURIA standards and best practices.
  • Utilize designs and past history to build tools and secondaries with proper ergonomics
  • At a minimum, the ergonomics need to meet the 90th percentile objective
  • Provide organizational leadership to the vendor mold shop directing and coordinating   work assignments.
  • Provide engineering assistance to the vendor mold shop to complete Engineering Changes and/or repairs.
  • Maintain a daily log and history record of vendor mold shop activities.
  • Work with the internal Quality team to respond to customer’s quality concerns and problems related to customer build issues or Auria plant tooling concerns.
  • Utilize technical knowledge and data to be able to quantify a solution to any problem. Provide technical assistance to suppliers for mold or tooling repair.
  • Be able to read and understand CMM data, math data, GD&T drawings and hand collected data.
  • Work with the Auria program team to establish work orders for prototype production or engineering changes as required that is consistent with Bill of tools or line up that is identified for Auria plants
  • Establish and maintain spending tracking to budget.
  • Oversee spare parts identification and coordination with tooling vendors and plant technical staff.
  • Work with Auria procurement on tooling vendor identification, qualification and capacity to support program requirements.
  • Support Auria advanced manufacturing team including capital group and advanced quoting staff.
  • Support Auria launch team for tooling/capital start up as needed.
  • Attend internal design meetings to discuss; design, function, layout and best practices for awarded program tooling including primary and secondaries.
  • Communicate with corporate product engineers and program management and plant technical staff to ensure accurate timing, build objectives and Auria plant requirements.
  • Work with in-plant IT, Controls Engineering, Maintenance, and Quality Department and launch manager to ensure incoming tooling will integrate into the plant capital equipment and facilities utilities including air, water and electrical hook-ups. Assure tooling weights can be handled by plant fork lifts.
  • Support vendor tool shops to establish tool lead times, tryout and shipping
  • Support Auria logistics to establish any domestic or international shipping details including weights, duties/tariffs and containerization.
  • Attend tool shop trials, and on-site development meetings
  • Assist in coordination of tryout materials for molding, trimming or tooling development as required.
  • Assist in check gage development including dimensional objectives, R studies and R&R analysis in conjunction with OEM and Auria gage/product requirements.
  • Access and navigate PLEX to maintain program timing and objectives.
  • Create REQ’s in PLEX for program launch/tooling costs as well as continued support for current production product.
  • Work with corporate product engineers within PLEX to ensure accurate plant level BOM’s.
  • Assist the plant with BOM release to reflect the plant production needs and accurate cost cards.
  • Communicate with hourly employees concerning part build objectives, assembly methods, proper ergonomics and special safety requirements for each tool/secondary
  • Identify and correct inefficiencies and opportunities for cost reduction
  • Participate in cost improvement projects that benefit the plant’s bottom line
  • Travel up to 60% can be expected under peak demand
  • Any other duties as assigned


Job Requirements


  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent education


  • 5 years minimum automotive manufacturing experience with tooling background required


  • Understand and apply OSHA standards and practices along with proper ergonomics
  • Continuous Improvement / Kaizen / Lean Manufacturing knowledge and experience
  • PLEX, PLM, QAD experience
  • MS Office tools fluency
  • Hands on abilities and knowledge with epoxies, plastics, metals, adhesives and tools
  • Knowledge of sonic welding, compression molding, waterjet trimming, part gaging, joining and assembly operations.
  • Knowledge of tool shop practices, equipment, metal working and assembly.
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD systems, i.e. NX, Catia, Solid-works and AutoCAD.
  • Understand and apply MSDS standards and practices as they pertain to the plant.

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