Kongsberg Automotive provides world class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of about EUR 1.0 billion and 10.000 employees in 18 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Switzerland and has 30 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, driver and motion control systems, couplings and fluid assemblies, as well as driver interface products developed for global vehicle manufacturers.


Injection Molding Expert (f/m)

We are currently looking for a full-time Injection Molding Expert (f/m) within our engineering team for the segment Interior. In this global role, you will be responsible for all necessary activities within our programs relating to the specification, definition, design, delivery and approval of injection molding tools required to produce parts to a desired geometry, pre-series (incl. prototypes), serial and trade parts. You will represent our injection molding expertise at customers, internally and suppliers. As our Injection Molding Expert, you will focus on establishing best in class injection molding know-how by building in-house Interior Comfort Systems engineering capability (material, simulation, tooling and process) and continuous improvement of the company’s injection molding needs with preferred injection molding partners. When it comes to developing injection molding products, achieving customer satisfaction, in terms of quality, cost, delivery / time. Training and mentoring global teams on established design standards and best practices for injection molding products will be another part of your tasks.

The position will be based in our Tech Center in Hallbergmoos near Munich with about 85 employees. Your manager will be the Vice President Technology Strategy and Innovation for our segment Interior, also based in Hallbergmoos.

Areas of responsibility and tasks

  • Develop tooling concepts in preparation of quotation (pre-series and production)
  • Develop tooling RFQ files and support purchasing in tooling offers during the acquisition phase
  • Prepare part feasibility study in the tooling perspective
  • Support development of process / tooling flow charts & feasibility
  • Ensure the documentation of detailed tooling definition and specifications
  • Support our Supplier Development Engineers / purchasing to identify & qualify tooling suppliers
  • Ensure implementation of up to date tooling technology
  • Check and approve the tool construction design
  • Monitor and control the tooling manufacturing process to ensure the tooling quality & timing from the toolmaker
  • Ensure the tool readiness and performance in due time and cost target
  • Support / lead pre-series trial out together with the program team and handover the tools including all related spare parts and documents to the program team / production plant
  • Review and implement feedback from pre-series builds
  • Lead the team to ensure implementation of results from product-specific projects or programs into the specifications in PLM
  • Evaluate and implement results from “Lessons learned” into the specifications in PLM
  • Support APQP / Advanced Manufacturing to ensure that checking fixtures (CF) / Poka Yoke devices are according to OEM specification and consider ease of daily use in production environments
  • Ensure the legal compliance of the tools (safety)
  • Support, mentor and recommend the program team to take knowledge-based decisions by showing / using the knowledge standards
  • Responsible for the technical consistency of injection molding domain across the regions
  • Drive the modularization / standardization efforts

Competence profile

  • Bachelor’s degree or above majored in mechanical, plastic or polymer engineering with expertise in all aspects of injection molding (precision molding, over molding, 2k molding, simulation, tooling and material knowledge)
  • Minimum of five to seven years’ relevant experience in the same function, ideally within the automotive industry
  • Knowledge of QMS (TS 16949, QS-9000, ISO9001) GD&T, QFD, DFM, DFA, DVP&R, DOE, DFME / PFMEA, control plans & Advanced Problems Solving Methodology would be advantageous
  • Very good English language skills, both written and verbal, other language skills are a merit (e. g. German, Polish, Swedish or Mandarin)
  • Energetic, highly self-motivated, and detail-oriented with an international mindset
  • Strong leader & team player with extended verbal & written communication skills at all levels

We encourage all interested applicants to apply and embrace diversity within our workforce. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We offer an unlimited contract within a dynamic and international environment with prospects for personal growth. If this sounds challenging and interesting, we would like to receive your application through our website. Please provide us with your CV and motivation letter in English language including your earliest entry date and salary expectations. For any questions or further information, please contact Elisa Wiesbaum, Senior HR Generalist.

Region: Bayern
Location: Hallbergmoos
Contacts: Elisa Wiesbaum
Telephone: +49 81199867811
Mobile: +49 1604404534