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Valenca, PT

AME Senior Tooling Engineer (Stamping)

Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Our diverse team of talented employees in 39 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and ranks #179 on the Fortune 500. Further information about Lear is available at or follow us on Twitter @LearCorporation.


AME Tooling Engineer will have extremely essential and independent role focused on support of new die builds and launches for our Structures plants in Europe; also will support production functions to continuously improve in all areas i.e. safety, efficiency, productivity. Reporting to AME Tooling Manager, will be a part of AME Regional Team covering Europe and Africa activities.


Your tasks will be:

• Liaising with project managers, design teams and toolmakers with regards to the tools meeting the DFM requirements leading to approval of new tools

• Support Engineering Team with parts design feasibility/industrialization reviews

• Liaison between plant and EU Lear Corporate, suppliers or customers; work with US and EU teams to implement common die standards

• Prepare RFQ annexes and detailed info for new tools or tool modifications, support costing estimations and offers comparisons

• Launching tools at outsourced and at home locations and work with all team members (internally and supplier) to fully qualify and PPAP stampings to the customer requirements;

• Ensure timing, tool capability and proper quality are met before SOP

• Assist in the design and development of stamp tooling including but not limited to strip layouts, die construction and press specifications

• Supporting internal tooling Team to ensure standardizations are shared between programs and locations

• Assist in development and improvement of current and new tooling sources

• Track and report progress of tooling programs from sourcing to a production ready state


We expect from you:

• Min. 5 years of experience in tooling area - experience in automotive industry is a huge advantage

• Strong technical knowledge and expertise in stamping; ability to apply process knowledge to the tool design

• Project coordination experience (multiple tools at the same time) – APQP approach or similar

• Good understanding of technical drawings (GD&T)

• Proficiency in trouble shooting dies and make adjustments

• Experience in lean manufacturing tools and CAD are very welcome

• English language skill, to be used on a daily basis

• Outstanding human relation skills evident in the ability to work with the team and clear communication and execution

• Willingness to travel