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SBE Tooling Engineer



Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Snap Inc is a technology company. We believe the camera presents the greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Snap contributes to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Company’s three core products are Snapchat, a visual messaging app that enhances your relationships with friends, family, and the world; Lens Studio, an augmented reality platform that powers AR across Snapchat and other services; and its AR glasses, Spectacles.

Snap Lab is home to our hardware products with a world-class research & development team. We are focused on pushing the boundaries of what a camera can be, specifically overlaying computing on the real world. Next Generation Spectacles are our first pair of glasses that bring augmented reality to life.

We're looking for a tooling engineer to join the Snap Lab team!

What you’ll do:

  • Tooling Design and Development: Collaborate with suppliers on the development of injection molding, stamping, and MIM tooling, including molds, dies, and fixtures, to ensure they meet performance, quality, and cost requirements.

  • Tooling validation: Oversee the bring up of the tool to validate tooling designs, troubleshoot issues, and optimize performance parameters.

  • Material Selection and Process Optimization: Collaborate with product design engineers to select appropriate materials.

  • Tooling Maintenance and Repair: Develop and implement preventive maintenance schedules and procedures to ensure the longevity and reliability of molding tooling. Coordinate repairs and modifications as needed to address wear, damage, or performance issues.

  • Quality Assurance: Work closely with quality control teams to establish inspection criteria, perform tooling inspections, and address any deviations or non-conformities to ensure compliance with quality standards.

  • Process Improvement: Continuously evaluate tooling designs and manufacturing processes to identify areas for improvement, cost reduction, and enhanced performance. Implement innovative solutions to optimize tooling efficiency, cycle times, and part quality.

  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate documentation of tooling designs, specifications, maintenance records, and performance data. Prepare reports and presentations to communicate project status, findings, and recommendations to stakeholders.

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate effectively with engineering, manufacturing, procurement, and quality teams to ensure seamless integration of tooling solutions into production processes. Provide technical support and guidance to internal stakeholders as needed.

  • Participate in supplier selection and qualification process.

  • Travel approximately 50% of time to visit teams, suppliers, or contract manufacturers in mainland China.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency in CAD/CAM software for tooling design and simulation (e.g. NX, SolidWorks, Moldflow/Moledex3D).

  • Strong understanding of molding processes, materials, and tooling principles and hands-on experiences of tooling layout, tooling component design, and structure design.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze complex issues and develop effective solutions.

  • Proficient with GD&T.

  • Proficient with statistical tools such as Comparison, ANOVA, DOE, Sampling, SPC, and other Six Sigma techniques.

  • Solid project management abilities with the capacity to manage multiple projects. simultaneously and meet deadlines.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across diverse teams and levels of the organization.

  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality, safety, and compliance standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Plastic Engineering, or related field. Advanced degree or relevant certifications preferred.

  • 10+ years in mold making and tooling design, development, and optimization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in engineering (mechanical, plastics, electro-mechanical, optical,material science or related field)

  • 15+ years in mold making and tooling design, development, and optimization.

  • Experience in supplier selection and supplier assessment/audit

  • Proficient in written and verbal communication in both Mandarin and English

  • Six Sigma green belt or black belt certification

"Default Together" Policy at Snap: At Snap Inc. we believe that being together in person helps us build our culture faster, reinforce our values, and serve our community, customers and partners better through dynamic collaboration. To reflect this, we practice a “default together” approach and expect our team members to work in an office 4+ days per week.

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at

Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid parental leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!