Casting Engineer

Phoenix, Arizona (United States)


You’re passionate about a zero-emissions future and want to build something special. You want to own your space but work with talented, like-minded people on important projects. The pace doesn’t scare you, it excites you. Quality and integrity matter to you.

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We’re currently on the lookout for a DFM Casting Engineer to join the Powertrain engineering team. In this role you will design, prototype, and manufacture world-class castings for our all-electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 semi-trucks and off-road vehicles.

This position will lead all casting designs from prototype runs to production tooling in high pressure die castings. Experience with aluminum and magnesium high pressure die castings, ductile iron sand castings, and permanent/semi-permanent mold aluminum castings is needed. Investment casting experience is a plus.

In this role you will:

  • Be the go-to technical resource for any castings designed or sourced
  • Perform design for manufacturability assessments on new casting designs
  • Help determine the best material and manufacturing process
  • Critically assess supplier tool designs, simulations and sampling through the new product development process
  • Lead casting related continuous improvement activities working from design to prototype through to production
  • Perform tooling design
  • Analyze field problems, recommend possible solutions and visit suppliers when needed to resolve issues

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering related field, MS preferred
  • Minimum 6 years of practical experience in cast tooling design and/or cast process engineering with high-pressure die-casting experience and or experience with large castings in aluminum, steel, and iron
  • Tooling design experience and CAD experience. CATIA or SOLIDWORKS preferred

This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.

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