From the Herald Palladium
By Candice Elders, Michigan Works!
December 15, 2009
Meet an Engineer
Joe Young is a Senior Design Engineer at Mach Mold in Benton Harbor. Mach Mold makes products like injection molds and fixtures primarily for the automotive industry. Joe has been with Mach Mold for 21 years. After completing high school in Eau Claire, his goal was to become an automotive mechanic but after meeting a college recruiter he decided to pursue a career in manufacturing and graduated from Lake Michigan College with a Design Engineer Journeyman’s Certicate. Joe is one of three Design Engineers at Mach Mold. He works closely with several different teams each day. “There’s a lot of back and forth between the shop ‑ oor and the sales department,” explains Joe. “What we do in engineering is design the tool that creates that part that the customer wants. So our contact with the customer is through the sales department. We have to work close so everything is understood about the needed tool.”