Tooling Engineer Job Description

Tooling Engineer Job Description

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Tooling engineer provides technical leadership and in-depth expertise for injection mold design, manufacturing, modification, and maintenance.

Tooling Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective tooling engineer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included tooling engineer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Able to develop full blue prints sets according to ANSI Y14.5-1994 and application of GD&T
Will be responsible for delivering injection mold tooling for the program by working with tool shop & part supplier globally
Will be responsible to meet tooling milestone/program deliverables
Will work with Design Studio, D&R’s and CAD designers to ensure part designs are tooling feasible
Will utilize design tools such as CAE and Dimensional Tolerance, to develop efficient tool designs
Resolve/mitigate tooling issues (Technical , Timing , Cost)
Develop Manufacturing and Tooling Statements of work & Standards
Forecast future tooling costs for Ford’s global programs at multiple product development milestones
Assist buyers, engineers, tooling experts review supplier quotations versus targets
Ensure corporate business plans are considered while modeling tooling costs reviewing supplier quotes

Tooling Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Tooling Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CAD, NX, ASQ, PMP, RJG, ITIL, CQE, CQA, GD&T, TOGAF

Education for Tooling Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the tooling engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Technical, Manufacturing, Design, Education, Industrial Engineering, Science, Technology, Associates

Skills for Tooling Engineer

Desired skills for tooling engineer include:

Injection Mold Design and Injection Mold Processing techniques
GMP
ISO
FDA rules and regulatory requirements
Statistics
Regulatory and cGMP regulations for medical device manufacturing operations
Validation procedures and practices
Plastic materials and design for manufacturing in terms of geometry and cosmetic quality
GD&T
Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing

Desired experience for tooling engineer includes:

Ability to work independently and also as a cross functional team member
Excellent communication and the ability to handle multiple projects at the same time
Mold manufacturing tool shop experience
Create new tooling forecasting models using historical tooling costs and varying product content
Engineering bachelor degree
Automotive vehicle knowledge

Tooling Engineer Examples

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Tooling Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of tooling engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for tooling engineer
  • Support all trials until the tooling has been approved by Production through our PTR process
  • Document changes required for our Mold Build Standards and EOAT Standards
  • Actively pursue opportunities to reduce cost and cycle times
  • The Tooling Engineer will be accountable to acquire and manage the associated capital tooling for new products from conception through to formal production handoff
  • Specifying through implementation, FPA, and start-up of new tooling in manufacturing operations
  • Continue to monitor and improve dies currently running in the operation
  • Assist drafters in developing the structural design of products using drafting tools or computer-assisted design (CAD) or drafting equipment and software
  • Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, or other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, or maintenance requirements of designs or applications
  • Write performance requirements for product development or engineering projects
  • Provide feedback to design engineers on customer problems or needs
Qualifications for tooling engineer
  • Understanding of automotive component manufacturing processes and tooling types
  • Possess strong sense of responsibility
  • Strong One Ford behaviors
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Must be computer literate and have experience in Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • Working knowledge of prototype tooling methods including injection molding, stamping, casting and blow molding
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Tooling Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a tooling engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for tooling engineer
  • Solicit new business and provide technical customer service
  • Process requests for tool repairs and engineering changes.​
  • Establishes the necessary tools and fixtures in case of new projects, investments, or continuous improvement processes
  • Requires exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, demonstrated strong use of analytical skills
  • Place tooling orders/contracts with suppliers and track timing to ensure tools meet quoted timing and pricing
  • Responsible to implement engineering changes on current production program tools design improvements required by internal or external customers
  • Concept and design of tooling (fixture and horns) for ultrasonic welding of plastic parts
  • Supporting Manufacturing, R&D, Applications Lab, Sale Representatives, and customers with technical information
  • Maintain list of standard tooling components (cylinders, limit switches, proxy switches)
  • Responsible for improving uptime and reducing maintenance costs of DC & Trim dies
Qualifications for tooling engineer
  • Working knowledge of rapid prototyping methods
  • Ability to handle high-stress situations without losing composure
  • Familiarity with prototype tooling
  • Strives to achieve customer quality expectations achieving cost targets for both tooling and piece price
  • BS or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering or 5+ years of experience as a Tooling Engineering or Designer
  • 3+ years of experience with CAD software (CATIA V5 preferred)
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Tooling Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of tooling engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for tooling engineer
  • Generate machine surface data in Tebis using existing die design data cloud data from blue light scans
  • Oversee tooling builds with tool shops
  • Experience in Capital Management for Tooling
  • Design, development and maintenance of tooling, fixtures or jigs for Production equipment, machinery or assembly areas
  • Strong knowledge working with different materials as Tool Steels, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Brass, and plastics
  • Coordinate and design for engineering changes on tools or fixtures as requested per Production, Engineering Changes, New Product Introduction, and Product and Process Improvement
  • Able to Report Projects by using Microsoft Office, as Excel, Power Point and Word
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Access for organizing tools and spare parts
  • General Tool room equipment knowledge to provide a better support to this area
  • Perform general tooling maintenance job as needed
Qualifications for tooling engineer
  • 3+ years of experience with CNC software is preferred (Tebis is ideal)
  • Experience with dies/molds with world class appearance requirements
  • Well-organized project management skills, program management background a plus
  • Ability to design work flows and procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively in an understandable, polite and friendly manner, both written and verbal
  • Strong professional written and verbal communication skills are required
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Tooling Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of tooling engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for tooling engineer
  • Scheduling of all work to help insure lead times are achieved
  • Process development including process innovation and design of experiments
  • Product launche support
  • Sample Development
  • SMO scheduling
  • Weekly sample review with Plant Management
  • Maintain sample on time delivery date
  • Maintain open SMO status worksheet
  • Responsible for overall planning, coordination and execution of project management activities in Operations by utilizing strong analytical, technical, leadership and intuitive skills
  • Coordinates and executes Tooling projects from inception to completion with other departments locally, regionally and globally while meeting quality timing
Qualifications for tooling engineer
  • Clear understanding of injection mold processing
  • Ability to adapt to latest industry trends
  • Minimum 3-5 years related experience preferred in hands on tooling repair, mold design mold construction and troubleshooting
  • Able to work independently, in a collaborative setting strongly desired
  • Computer Aided Design Tools - Basic knowledge of computer aided design tools and systems (e.g., computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), computer aided three dimensional interactive (CATIA), Mentor Graphics, Unigraphics)
  • Engineering Drawings & Specs - Basic ability to read, understand, and interpret engineering drawings and specifications
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Tooling Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of tooling engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for tooling engineer
  • Design, development and maintenance of tooling, fixtures or jigs for Production equipment, machinery or assembly
  • Kick off all new injection molded tooling by conducting a tool design review in the tool shop
  • Work with engineering/quality/tool shops to ensure that the tool is capable of producing parts to print before shipment to the Grandview location
  • Assist process engineering in the set up and verification of a new injection molded tool in our production environment
  • Assist process engineering/production in the troubleshooting of current production tools
  • Assist in the development of an injection molding maintenance program
  • Responsible for assembly tooling and equipment programs, including concept, design, build, and launch activities
  • Work closely with mechanical engineering and sourcing teams to develop tooling and manufacturing strategies to support product development
  • Lead suppliers to design and produce world-class tooling and parts
  • Manage tool design, fabrication and validation during process development and qualification
Qualifications for tooling engineer
  • Knowledge of Catia v5 and tool design software
  • Manufacturing Methods - Basic knowledge of manufacturing, methods, fabrication processes (e.g., forming, stamping, machining, heat treatment, machines/machine tools, cutting tools and fluids, N/C programming, instrumentation, data acquisition and control systems)
  • 10 or more years of experience in injection molding, tooling, mold design and mold construction
  • At least 5 years expertize with SolidWorks
  • CSWP (Certified Solidworks Professional)
  • BSME or equivalent engineering degree preferred

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