Job Title:Injection Mold Designer

Department: Mold Shop
Reports To: Mold Shop Manager
Location: South Kansas City, MO

Position Overview

This position will be responsible for all injection mold designs from concept through fabrication and into production. This is a demanding position and requires a dedicated individual capable of working and a fast paced environment.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist in reviewing mold designs with Production Management and Process Engineers.
  • Ability to coordinate, manage and document mold revision with the shop floor.
  • Ability to work with outside vendors and mold shops to obtain pricing for purchased mold components and services.
  • Utilize mold-flow software and assist Process Engineers with gate design and location.
  • Work with hot runner vendors on optimal gate location and design for new and existing molds.
  • Work with Process Engineer on existing molds to insure the molds are operating at an optimal level.
  • Lead and coordinate tool design meetings and communicate with Programmers and shop floor.
  • Work with shop floor to reverse engineer complex mold components.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures (i.e., quality policy manual, associate handbook, Lock out/Tag out, etc.)
  • Follows all plant safety rules.

Non-Essential Job Functions

  • Other duties may arise depending on incoming projects or department needs.


  • Must be familiar with molding rigid PVC, ABS and glass filled resins
  • Must be proficient designing molds with SolidWorks
  • Ability to read and understand 2D and 3D geometry is a must
  • Must possess strong time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary
  • Must be competent at documenting, organizing files and have strong note taking skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team setting
  • Good overall understanding of injection molding processes and related tooling
  • familiarity with vocabulary and terms used in the injection molding industry
  • Machining experience a plus
  • Troubleshooting and multi-tasking characteristics are also desired.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have minimum 5 years’ experience designing plastic injection molds.

Please submit all resumes with experience and qualifications to
No phone calls or recruiters please.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.