Tool Design Engineer



The Tool Design Engineer is responsible for all aspects of new tool construction from quote through release of tool into production including CAD development, part design for manufacturing, and mold design.




Develop and layout all aspects of new tool construction from quote through release of tool into production.


Generate tooling quote package for bid process for new business opportunities.


Provide design recommendations to customer to make part more efficient to manufacture.


Develop mold design for all new tools and engineering changes.


Review timelines with Program Manager for all new tools and engineering changes.


Provide feedback to suppliers on mold trials for tuning of mold for production release.


Work with overseas vendors to develop new sources for tooling.


Work with Tool Room Manager and Plant Manager on tool repair recommendations.


Work with Tool Room Manager to quote changes to existing tools.


Participate in the milestone meetings as a tool is brought into production.


Participate in the planning and start-up of each new tool.


Participate in the planning and trial of existing tooling for process improvement and engineering change.

Work with sub-contractors on molds and repairs that cannot be done in-house.


Attend mold design meetings and mold trials at customer and vendor sites.


Develop, maintain, and enforce client’s standard mold specifications.


Limited travel to China for supplier development and tooling trials.


Provide a support function for Production.


Miscellaneous jobs and duties as requested.




Minimum of 5 years experience in CAD with Solid Works and ProEngineer using advanced features such as surfacing, thread design, and other complex designs.  Familiarity with AutoCad.


Strong CAD construction skills and mold design background with experience building 2-late and 3-plate molds, molds with hot runners, hydraulic cores, and hydraulic unscrewing features.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.


Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.


Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.


Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Must be assertive, detail oriented, and have strong organizational skills.


Must have ability to identify and develop solutions to problems.


Must have good customer service skills and be able to effectively interact with all departments.




Strong injection molding background related to materials, product design, and tool design.


Engineering degree is preferred or successful completion of a mold making apprenticeship or combination of education.