Tooling Engineer (w,m,x) - Injection Molding

Permanent Employment, Full-time · München

Your Tasks

Engineers on the ViPV Team (Sono Solar) are at the leading edge of next-generation Vehicle Integrated solar products. As a Tooling Engineer for Injection Molding, you will be responsible for the design and development of Injection Molds for exterior Automotive Parts. The role requires strong fundamentals, a passion to push the boundaries of the technology, and the tenacity to make a design successful. Our design requirements push the limits of Physical possibility, which requires you to be extremely detail-oriented in Design and Development. Do you want to break out of the automotive habits and push the mobility of the future with courage, empathy, integrity, responsibility, and trust? Do you want a responsible, fulfilling, and meaningful job and to make your contribution to our environment and society? Does this sound like a challenge you feel suited to accept? Then please keep reading!

You can expect many opportunities to get involved and many challenging tasks:

  • Tooling responsibility: Design and Development of Plastic Injection Tool, perform tool DFM analysis, provide DFM guidance to design engineers. Geometric dimensioning, and Tolerancing is a plus 

  • Responsible for performing the initial analytical simulations/validation of the injection tool concepts through simulation tools such as Molf Flow, Warp analysis, etc. 

  • Accountable for the development and release of Plastic injection tool concepts and APQP documentation 

  • Interface with the Product Design team to review and provide feedback on part design relating to mold-ability, quality, and cost.

  • Coordinate with other team members as needed during the mold build, mold qualification, sampling, and final part approval. 

  • You are working as a technical project engineer doing project management between the different technical teams

  • You are responsible for the costs, timing, and right quality in your area. 

  • Travel to tool shops and manufacturing plants (25%)

  • Doing that, you always keep in mind the sustainable and environmentally friendly execution of the project.

Our Requirements

  • You hold a degree (BSc/BEng or MSc/MEng) in a relevant engineering discipline: e.g. Mechanical, Automotive, Plastic, Design engineering

  • You have at least 7 years of experience in a similar role in the Plastic tool design industry

  • Extensive experience in tooling design and manufacturing required.

  • Knowledge of plastic materials and design for manufacturing in terms of geometry and cosmetic quality.

  • Experience with analysis tools & methods such as FMEA, FMEDA, and FTA

  • Experience in writing detailed specifications, design, and development of complex safety-critical features.

  • You are an expert in CAD and CAE is plus

  • You have excellent project management, organisational and communication skills

  • You work independently, are structured, and have a just-do-it mentality

  • You like to take over responsibility, work proactively and keep the focus in turbulent times

  • You love to enter new areas with a high degree of freedom and work yourself easily into new topics

  • You work in a structured and conscientious way, ideally, you have experience with Scrum

  • You are fluent in English and German

  • You are enthusiastic about sustainability and passionate about the products we are developing

What to expect

  • A visionary, courageous team, motivated to make solar integration into vehicles a big thing
  • A very dynamic company where missing structures or processes are met with creative ideas and a lot of creative energy.
  • A learning culture characterized by transparency and values where it is allowed to make mistakes, ask any question and look for ways to improve for the customer, the team and yourself.
  • Flexible work hours and workplace choices that allow for staying healthy during the Corona pandemic.
  • A no-print policy, sustainably produced coffee, a vegan catering service, and more


For you to consider before applying our job offer: In a small company organized the way we are, the traditional employer-employee relationship is replaced with a partnership. You cannot expect the same service, support, and infrastructure as you would in a large organization. Things you miss might need to be initiated and created by you. You are regarded as someone who is really important in terms of how our company is doing, not just as someone who comes in and does their job. You will have more responsibility for the whole picture, and you will also be able to have a greater impact than in a larger organization. You will feel a bit more insecure than you might in a larger organization. How the company is doing financially has a more direct correlation to your employment. The owners will work together with you, but they will not manage the company - you and your colleagues will. You will be required to contribute and take initiative. You will have to adapt to the fact that not everything will be in place, taken care of or running perfectly. To work in this way open and straightforward communication is essential. This is a strong part of our culture.