Tooling Engineer

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00018097
Date Posted:May 15
Category:2 - Engineering & Manufacturing
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Our client in Alma, Michigan is in need of a TOOLING ENGINEER.


This position supervises the die cast die and trim die tooling, including the planning, development, deployment, and execution of tooling maintenance processes to achieve organizational objectives. The position continually improves the performance of tooling through improvement projects and promotes a predictive, not reactive, maintenance philosophy by taking a proactive approach to preventative maintenance and quality. This position oversees new tool builds and replacement tooling procurement, and sets inventory levels to assure tooling availability and performance.


  • Review production scheduling to prioritize and direct tooling maintenance and repair activities, including assigning tooling technician resources as necessary for all PM’s, routine service, and emergency repairs of tooling
  • Fulfill supervisory responsibilities, in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws, including coordinating the duties and activities of tooling technicians to meet production needs
  • Manage a tooling maintenance scheduling and tracking system that is visual, accurate, and adequate to meet all internal and external requirements.
  • Use a data driven approach to tooling maintenance and repairs, which includes tracking shot counts and maintenance history, to predictively schedule necessary actions in order to minimize tooling cost per shot, scrap generation, and machine downtime
  • Facilitate effective communication across all departments, and within the tooling maintenance department across a three shift operation, to share progress, status, and lessons-learned
  • Responsible for contacting tooling vendors for repairs in a timely manner, and securing competitive quotes for repairs being performed
  • Oversee all new tool builds and outside maintenance/repair activities on existing tools to ensure full compliance to the Shiloh Tooling Standards
  • Collaborate with customers and engineering peers to ensure design for manufacturability of new programs
  • Responsible for tracking tool life and submitting cavity replacement needs to support customer demand and insure product quality
  • Responsible for meeting the monthly budgets for tooling repair, maintenance, and replacement
  • Document and maintain maintenance logs for repair and maintenance activities by tool
  • Regularly review dimensional reports on die cast tools to ensure full dimensional compliance to all internal and external requirements
  • Provides engineering floor support on production die cast dies and trim tooling for advanced troubleshooting to minimize downtime and scrap
  • Assists in the education and training of floor personnel to enhance employee ownership and quality improvement
  • Assists in coordinating design and delivery of new machinery, tool & die handling equipment and miscellaneous supplies/tools to support tool room activities.
  • Promotes a culture of safety and continuous improvement
  • In accordance with Leadership Standards, develop, measure, improve and achieve key measurable performance objectives including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Cost of Quality
    • Cost per Good Shot
    • Die Cast Uptime
    • On-Time Delivery
    • RRPPM
    • Value Per Labor Hour

If you are a high performer and would like to work for an equally high performing company and you think the above opportunity is appropriate for you, we invite you to apply to this job and email your resume to

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