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Principal, Tooling Engineer, NPI

Magic Leap

Magic Leap

Plantation, FL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

A new paradigm of computing

Magic Leap is a pioneer in spatial computing, developing groundbreaking augmented reality technology that seamlessly blends digital content with the real world. As the creator of the next computing platform, our mixed reality devices unlock new possibilities for how people interact with and experience their surroundings.

Magic Leap could be your place if you want to be part of a united team where everyone is empowered and trusted to make an impact. At Magic Leap, you can explore innovative solutions and use your talents to solve real-world problems. Working alongside industry experts, you can grow your skills and amplify human potential at the intersection of the physical and digital worlds. We know that successful change and progress accelerate diverse perspectives. As we shape our future, everyone's voice matters. Together, we can reimagine the world of work and, with our bold partners, make the impossible possible.

The opportunity

Magic Leap’s Engineering Services roles are comprised of engineers responsible for coordinating requirements across all of our AR products, programs, and customers. Engineers in the Engineering Services organization collaborate across all Product Development & Engineering functions. They are responsible for research, design, development, quality assurance, reliability, and testing engineering duties across all the Product Development and Engineering sub-families.

As a Principal Tooling Engineer within our New Product Introduction team, your primary responsibility will be to collaborate with Hardware Engineering, Strategic Sourcing, and our tooling partners to design, produce, and qualify mass production tooling at our partners' manufacturing sites. This role will ensure the creation of the highest-quality tooling and execution that provides seamless demand support.

What you’ll do

  • Design for Manufacturing: Must have extensive experience with CREO 3D modeling.
  • Must have extensive experience with Moldflow, that can perform Expert Level MoldFlow simulations to influence material selections, gating schemes / tool designs etc., and to provide detailed presentations to convey design intent to both suppliers and internal teams.
  • Review and advise on part print creation using GD&T principles to facilitate logical and efficient inspection criteria.
  • Working with Strategic Sourcing to generate tooling cost models for initial manufacturing and subsequent ECNs for all custom tooling
  • Tooling Approvals: Manage digital information regarding all tooling to verify compliance to spec. This includes 3D design review and approval for primary tooling, as well as all ancillary pre- and post-process fixtures such as end-of-arm tooling, load cells, CNC fixtures, paint mask tooling, inspection fixtures, etc.
  • In region FOT Coverage: Travel to regional sites abroad to assist in tooling bring-up, proving targeted quality specifications are met, and provide approval of parts for ship-to-build quantities
  • Change Management: Coordinate engineering changes between mechanical teams and relevant suppliers to meet goals for spec compliance, cost targets, and build schedules
  • Perform process optimizations when needed using statistical methodology.
  • Create, manage, and publish project schedule metrics to upper management in proper time cycles
  • Managing tool construction build and process scheduling of all custom tooling from construction kick-off through the qualification phase

The experience you bring

  • 12+ years of professional experience designing, fabricating, debugging, and launching tooling in high-volume manufacturing while delivering on quality, cost, and capacityBachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, plastics engineering, polymer science, or other applicable technical area, or equivalent relevant experience in an applicable field. We are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements
  • Excellent knowledge of manufacturing processes for thermoplastics, thermosets, metal stamping, CNC machining, die casting, thixo molding, and Metal Injection Molding
  • Experience in 3D modeling / advanced surfacing for DFM and tool design reviews
  • Expert in plastic molding simulations using Moldflow to complete predictive analysis on component quality
  • Experience with the processing of molding, stamping, casting, CNC machining, etc
  • Proficient in statistical analysis for optimization and qualification of custom tooling
  • Experience with GD&T to evaluate and provide advice on print creation
  • Computer literacy and a basic understanding and knowledge of computer-based analytical tools (i.e., Spreadsheet, Word & Database, PowerPoint, JUMP, or Minitab) and purchasing/accounting practices are important
  • Must exhibit problem-solving skills and possess an understanding of contracting and negotiating
  • Must be Innovative, self-motivated, have the ability to work with minimal supervision and exhibit strong leadership and project management
  • Excellent written, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required
  • Experience with high-volume, world-class design and manufacturing techniques for consumer electronic products

It’s exciting if you also have

  • Working knowledge of OR practical experience with metrology equipment such as OGP, CMM, and CAV
  • Practical experience in the application of embedded model-based definition (PMI Data) and or GD&T Advisor
  • Use of Structured Light Scannings such as the ATOS Scanner and GOM software
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt trained in either LEAN or DFSS
  • Practical experience managing and performing process DOE’s

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines.

All legitimate Magic Leap email communications will end with "@magicleap.com". Please carefully review all emails you receive to ensure you only engage with legitimate representatives of Magic Leap. For the protection of your Personal Information, do not click any links, open any attachments, or further engage with any suspicious communications. In the event you receive an unexpected or suspicious communication claiming to come from Magic Leap, please reach out directly to TalentAcquisition@magicleap.com for assistance.

Please note that we do not accept any application documents via (e-)mail. Furthermore, we do not accept applications from recruitment agencies for this role.


If you need an accommodation during the application, interviewing, or hiring process, you may request an accommodation by emailing ApplicantAccommodation@magicleap.com. Magic Leap will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.



Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location. In addition to salary, Magic Leap offers a discretionary bonus, equity, and a fully comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees.
US Base Salary Range
$134,000$179,400 USD