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Tooling Engineer - II- Cost Control

Date: Sep 9, 2021

Location: Paris, IL, US, 61944

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Designs and develops production tooling to support the NAL manufacturing process. Provides support and expertise to NAL facilities and tooling vendors to ensure the production of quality injection molds, and that they are built to company standards, within budgeted cost, and completed on time.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Reviews product designs for tool construction
  2. Reviews Mold Spec Sheets with Lead Plant Tool Engineer and tool vendor
  3. Obtains approvals of tool designs at all stages (Preliminary, Intermediate, and Final)
  4. Travels to tooling vendors for on-site follow up and tool tryouts
  5. Oversees pre-production Engineering changes
  6. Enters the E-Req into the system and assigns the Mold Numbers for all new tools
  7. Requests Part Data Transfers to tool vendor
  8. Enters and maintains information in the Master Mold list
  9. Creates Weekly Tool Progress Reports and distributes them to the project team
  10. Drives the countermeasures on any Q,C,D issues from the Weekly Tool Progress Reports
  11. Maintains mold trial process parameters and Mold Trial History Form with open issues
  12. Obtains mold prints and 3-D data for mold designs, and maintains them in departmental directory
  13. Maintains relevant information on all tooling in TeamCenter Community; including the Weekly Tool Progress Reports, steel certifications, CMM checks, process sheets, and Mold Trial History Forms
  14. Participates in continuous improvement activities, as required
  15. Stays current with state of the art tooling and processes
  16. Performs other duties as assigned



  1. Must meet one of the following Education and Experience requirements:
  2. BS in Engineering, Industrial Technology, or a related discipline, plus 2 to 4 years of related manufacturing experience; OR
  3. Associate’s Degree in Tool/Die Technology, Industrial Technology, or a related discipline, plus 4 to 6 years of related manufacturing experience; OR
  4. Journeyman Tool/Die Maker, plus 2 to 4 years of related manufacturing experience
  5. Strong knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Organizational, planning, and project management skills
  • Computer skills — proficiency using standard business software (including MS Office)
  • Technical writing skills
  • Written and verbal communications skills
  • Interpersonal skills — ability to confidently interact with individuals (internal/external) at all levels of authority and maintain composure in stressful, confrontational, and/or sensitive situations

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 4529

Location: Paris CHQ 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur