Job #: 5413
Title: Tooling Engineer - Plastics.
Job Location: Troy, Michigan - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Local
Relocation Paid?: NO


Tooling Design Engineer

Do you enjoy managing the scope of a project or program’s plan? Are you an excellent multi-tasker with strong attention to detail? Our client, a leading supplier to the automotive industry, is seeking a Tooling Design Engineer for their Troy, Michigan facility.




The successful candidate will be responsible for supplier selection (tool shop), costing, timing, reliability, and quality of the tools built.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Select vendor for tooling in conjunction with Purchasing Department 
  • Provide estimated tooling prices for use in development of offers to customers and internal studies 
  • Work with Development Engineers for suitability of tooling design with the process concept, including production fixtures & assembly tools 
  • Determine tool design & assumptions factoring in quality, GD&T, fit interfaces, health & safety, reliability, cost, timing capability studies at prototype & production stages (Injection Molding, Vibration Welder Tooling and Robot End of Arm Tooling) 
  • Create & maintain equipment list for all tooling/capital (including gages) 
  • Coordinate & evaluate CAE modeling for mold flow and FEA analysis, etc. 
  • Coordinate fabrication & prototype activity, including appropriate paperwork 
  • Layout/test/reports on quality to customer 
  • Perform process validation using prototypes (i.e. gating evaluation & its effect on GD&T)
  • Ensure that standard equipment & tool specifications are met or exceeded 
  • Coordinate the design/drawing for Manufacturing of prototype & production tooling 
  • Support ME in molding equipment, process layout, product design, etc. 
  • Work within the team environment with the appropriate engineering functions to ensure the program activities such as FMEA’s, try outs, process optimization, quality standards, costs, competitiveness & timing are met or exceeded. 
  • Establish the tools preventative maintenance schedule/program. 
  • Set-up tooling spare parts for new tools. 










  • 2-3 years of experience with plastic injection mold tooling within a tier 2 or mold/tooling shop
  • Mechanical or Technical Diploma/Degree preferred (Engineering Plastics strongly preferred)
  • CAD / Catia Design / UG skills a definite asset
  • Bilingual English-Spanish preferred
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Ability to travel and work on global teams



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