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Senior Staff Supplier Engineer, Tool & Die Designer/Metals

Acton, MA

Insulet started in 2000 with an idea and a mission to enable our customers to enjoy simplicity, freedom and healthier lives through the use of our Omnipod® product platform. In the last two decades we have improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients by using innovative technology that is wearable, waterproof, and lifestyle accommodating.

We are looking for highly motivated, performance driven individuals to be a part of our expanding team. We do this by hiring amazing people guided by shared values who exceed customer expectations. Our continued success depends on it!

Job Title: Senior Staff Supplier Engineer, Tool and Die Designer - Metals

Department: Supplier Engineering

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Overview

The Senior Staff Engineer is a key member of the Supplier Development Engineering group, which is part of Insulet’s Global Procurement and Supplier Development organization. Insulet manages a global supply chain and sources precision components and commodities from around the world for use in its devices. Responsible for providing the vision for the management of all metals Tool and Die tooling, capital, and part design across the supply base, and help streamline the metals manufacturing with the ultimate goal of reduced lead time and reduced variation globally. This role will be used to implement cutting edge technology in metals manufacturing for high volume medical molding and will work closely with peers in Quality, Sourcing, and Lifecycle Engineering to lead and implement new capital equipment and tooling at suppliers, carry out new product introductions, execute improvement projects, resolve business-critical technical issues, and investigate and lead corrective actions in response to quality issues across the supply base.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record working between internal manufacturing, contract manufacturers and suppliers of custom precision components to develop robust metals tooling and manufacturing cells, new product development, in an effort to aim to minimize component variation. The candidate should have the ability to coach and lead cross functional teams through a structure problem solving process, identify issues within the manufacturing environment and drive improvements back to the suppliers and lead and drive CI projects. Candidates should enjoy the factory setting and be comfortable interfacing with and influencing supplier personnel ranging from shop floor operators to leadership.


  • Will serve as an SME for the metal stamping process and designs
  • Will be the core leader in developing the strategies for “Platform” tooling/manufacturing for our metals components. With the ultimate goal of reducing variation amongst suppliers.
  • Fluent use of tooling design and DFM programs to design and standardize robust and optimum tools.
  • Work with supplier tool shops to maximize Die economics and understand all aspects of the manufacturing of metals components
  • Able to design blanking, form, piercing and progressive dies
  • Responsible for troubleshooting component quality and manufacturing issues
  • Create and manage component risk assessment and mitigation plans
  • Develop and standardize systems and policies about the management of tools, such as, and not limited to, the standardization of tools, processes for accepting tools through qualifications, tool design/manufacturing specifications, lessons learned and improvement roll out from existing tools, new part/tool designs, etc.
  • Provide input to develop and execute DOE’s, testing, and analysis
  • Understand contributing factors which influence component critical requirements
  • Create and document standards and specifications for new tools/processes
  • Work with NPD managers to review new designs and propose feasibility on the same
  • Work with NPD on sourcing prototypes. Lead/Consult at design review meetings with suppliers
  • Work with sustaining engineering and commodity managers on evaluating current manufacturing methods for stamped components and recommending improvements for quality and costs, developing a pipe line of cost savings initiatives.
  • Be on the forefront of stamping/die technology and propose new platforms for Insulet parts.
  • Provide cost effective and technical solutions to new and existing metals manufacturing cells
  • Specify and review designs for equipment, tooling, materials, and part designs
  • Apply advanced Engineering theories, principles, and methods to all things about metals manufacturing.
  • Exercise decisions and judgment, utilizing advance Engineering techniques, about Engineering problems and proposals, applying expertise to solve simple and complex issues.
  • Lead the technical aspects, specifications, and designs of complete metals manufacturing cells, including automation and vision inspection systems.
  • Responsible to ensure that suppliers have accurate prints/BOM
  • Support and address component issues with Insulet’s manufacturing plant and CMs in support of 100% first pass yield at assembly sites.
  • All other duties as assigned

Education And Experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Engineering (Mechanical, Manufacturing/Industrial, Plastics, Biomedical)
  • Minimum 8+ years relevant working experience
  • Fluent in Auto Cad/Solid Works
  • Fluent in Progressive die tool design, die and strip review etc.
  • Ability to trouble shoot issues with punch presses/tools/materials
  • Root Cause Analyses (RCA) skills
  • Understanding of components risk assessment/mitigation plans
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Skills

Preferred Skills and Competencies: 

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a Tool and Die Designer for stamped metals
  • Have a Journeymen Card (Tool and Die maker)
  • Good understanding of GD&T
  • Proficient at all aspects of precision machining
  • Full knowledge of all press auxiliary equipment- feeders, takeups, vision and lube systems)
  • Familiarity with one of SAS, JMP, or Minitab
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, including Office Project software
  • Six Sigma Process Improvement Experience/Certification
  • Familiarity with cGMP practices desired
  • Outstanding team player who seeks and values diverse input to hone ideas, but who has the experience to develop strong starting proposals


Physical Requirements (if applicable): 

  • Ability to travel domestically/Internationally – 40% max; 15%-25% typical

NOTE: This position requires on-site working (requires on-site office/plant/lab work).

Additional Information

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $105,520.00 - $150,040.00. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position in the primary work location in the US. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your Talent Acquisition Specialist can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.

At Insulet Corporation all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Base salary

$105,520/yr - $150,040/yr (from job description)


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