Manufacturing Engineering- Component Team Lead - Bodyworks/ plastics

15 - 20 Years

you’ll be our: ME Lead - Plastic Tooling

you’ll be based at:IBC, Bangalore

you’ll be Aligned with: Manufacturing Engineering

you’ll be a member of: Manufacturing Engineering - Components and Special


What you’ll do at Ather:

  • Work closely with manufacturing and Plastic molding/ Plastic tool room supplier and assess the DFM with respect to Core and Cavity 

  • Create Tooling technical document which includes all relevant information associated with tooling needs for floating RFQ to Plastic tooling suppliers.

  • Create technical document for Plastic mold for Plastic tool room based on which sourcing strategies can be fixed

  • Indicate methods using Plastic tooling strategies, details of tool construction (Core, Cavity construction, parting line, slider, lifters, inserts etc.) to make developmental times short

  • Drive Tool design or Tool design inputs on draft angles, allowances for graining, Aesthetic requirements, 

  • Matching or identifying the right tool rooms depending on the complexity of the part/tool.

  • Anticipate the challenges that come in development and keep the required derisking actions.

  • Feed the Plastic manufacturing, Plastic tool room related DFM to respective designer during Proof of concept stage to make developments easier

  • Publish the detailed potential supplier visit report to the relevant stakeholders and participate in discussions for finalization of the production and tooling supplier.

  • Prepare initial PFD, PFMEA & Control plan w.r.t process and tool designs. Support supplier for creation of robust local working procedures and work instructions. 


Here’s what we are looking for:

Domain skills:

  • Knowledge on tooling materials and coatings for easier molding of Plastic parts

  • Knowledge of tool design of Plastic mold and tooling is a must

  • Assess the right proto manufacturing process which is close to the final manufacturing process


  • Solidworks

  • Catia

  • Mold flow software knowledge will be an added plus

Behavioural skills:

  • Effective communication

  • Positive thinking

  • Problem solving

  • Adaptability

 You bring to Ather

PG diploma in Tool design, along with BTech or Diploma preferably from GTTC, Indo German tool room, CIPET, NTTF, BE Mechanical/Diploma and PG Diploma in Tool design

15+ years of relevant experience in Plastic tooling, Plastic tooling strategy and Plastic tool design development.

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