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Senior Manager, Tooling Engineering

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Location: Old Fort, NC, United States
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Auria is a leading global supplier of automotive acoustical and textile solutions. Formed in 2017 with Shanghai Shenda Co., Ltd., 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 17 manufacturing and 10 commercial, engineering, testing, and tooling facilities in 11 countries and has nearly 3,900 employees worldwide.

We are currently looking for a Sr Manager, Tooling Engineering located at our Old Fort, NC facility.

General responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Oversee all tooling related responsibilities for the North American business unit. 
  • Manage a cross functional team taking projects from feasibility/ advanced quote through tooling fabrication and program launch.
  • Activities include: tooling specification, tooling design review, tooling design acceptance, tooling runoff verification, & tooling coordination with program management to meet desired timing.
  • Coordination with the advanced manufacturing engineering team will be required to ensure the interface between tooling and equipment is accounted for. 


Position Specific Responsibilities:

General Tooling Oversight; knowledge and understanding of the following is key:

  1. Tooling fabrication
    1. Welding, fastening, joining fixturing and processes
    2. CNC, milling and machining processes
  2. Tooling operation:
    1. Familiarity in electrical and mechanical components and standards for EU, Asia and NA
    2. Working knowledge of PC, PLC integration and point I/O signaling
    3. Familiarity in electrical and mechanical components and standards for EU, Asia and NA
  3. Prototype and production level tooling for cast, composite, fiberglass billet aluminum and wood tooling sets
  4. Product design GD&T and datum strategy for application to tooling and downstream processes for registration of parts
    1. Part to tool and part to part interfaces
    2. Accounting for material behavior to meet part design condition
  5. Gaging R&R requirements
  6. Working to achieve the OEM Standards for in-body position and lay flat gages, cast bases, stand-offs and part stability during checking
  7. PC, PLC integration and point I/O signaling
  8. Updating of tooling specifications from lessons learned and launch activity
  9. Confirming bill of tool definition for: cavities, blank sizes and part handling within both automated and manual processes, capital interfaces
  10. Collaboration with Auria EU and Asian Colleagues for best practices and commonization strategies for tooling sets.
  11. Tooling cost breakdown and comparisons to result in justification of costs for Commercial discussions





  •       BS/BA degree in Engineering 



  • Up to 50% travel required – (approximately 20% of the required travel will be internationally with emphasis on Canada)



  • Requires 5+ year’s experience in Tooling
  • Experience within an automotive manufacturing environment preferred
  • Working level knowledge of OSHA requirements for safety and ergonomics including but not limited to Lock out/Tag Out (Control of Hazardous Energy)
  • Experience with textile compression molding process, 3D Trim, CAD/CAM, Inspection & Gauging and Injection Molding
  • Experience with procurement of tooling; both domestic and off-shore preferred
  • Ability to interface with multiple disciplines
  • Ability to drive fast paced objectives with teams and interface with both customer and Auria internal groups




The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.





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