Tooling Engineer

Reference Number: SMY-4565
Location: Lafayette, IN

This privately held injection molding plastic manufacturer is on the hunt for a Tooling Engineer. This company can provide a role that provides work life balance at a facility that operates from Monday to Friday with 8-hour shifts. They put a high emphasis on ethics of their employees and are looking for career driven professionals that put a high value on doing what is right for their team, company, and their customers. They are a growing company with 3 sites, the most recent being a new plant in KY. But they have a rural/family feel to their facility while still being able to support major OEMs.

To be successful as a Tooling Engineer, you should demonstrate superb attention to detail and be able to manage your time efficiently. Outstanding Tooling Engineers should be deadline-driven, meticulous, and consistently produce high-quality work.


  • Provide tool vendors with tooling maturation plans through the use of the TCF
  • Advanced feasibility reviews for new components as necessary
  • Lead tool design reviews with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ensure that all parties within the company have approved a tool design prior to issuing instruction to supplier
  • Provide automation team with direction on any items needed (EOAT included)
  • Approve final automation direction
  • Review / approve layout plan provided by metrology
  • Provide metrology lab with direction / samples
  • Ensure all print items are tuned within specification
  • Participate in internal technical reviews with Program Managers as necessary
  • Advisement on mold repairs as needed
  • Enforce Tool Design Standards and provide input on improvements necessary
  • Stay current with latest technology trends in the mold building industry
  • Develop and manage internal tooling maturation schedule (communicated to program manager)


  • High School Diploma, Associates Degree in technical field of study.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a relevant discipline preferred.
  • 3 years in a plastics / tooling related field.
  • Blueprint reading and understanding of component drawings/CAD files
  • Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Knowledge of basic office machines
  • Basic CAD operation.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Employee discount

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me for more information.

Sam Young
Senior Business Consultant