Tooling Engineer

United States
Twinsburg, OH
This person will be responsible for owning tooling design for a polypropylene co-extrusion process. Responsibilities relate to projects, maintenance, continuous improvement, daily operations, production troubleshooting and lean activities. Interact with local and global teams to bring divisional alignment to our tooling technology. The Tooling Engineer is responsible to define, plan and monitor site tooling activities including managing cost, purchasing and inventory. Evaluate and learn existing technology, current capabilities, and product requirements to develop tooling specifications that enable efficient manufacturing. The successful candidate must be able to use their knowledge of mechanical design, engineered thermoplastic materials, systematic processing approaches to engineer custom solutions, improve current designs, interface with vendors, and enable usage of best in class technology.

Your responsibilities:

  • Design and oversee all new tool builds and equipment for production to meet customer specifications; ensure tools are delivered to internal requirements and best practices within timelines.
  • Develop maintenance processes around tooling; train the team in handling tools during shutdowns and startups; share the same with tooling vendor for repairs and regular maintenance.
  • Run daily control loop on tooling performance; resolve production challenges; create and track key performance indicators.
  • Run and support projects ranging from tooling improvements to new product development to ensure design for manufacturability and a flawless production launch.
  • Develop, evaluate and improve tooling methodology including documenting into specifications, standard work processes and tracking metrics.
  • Investigate and set up a local supply chain for tooling; identify, negotiate and build long term partnership; responsible for vendor management – daily interaction, training on specifications, repairs and meets our standards and technological capability.
  • Conduct fluid flow simulations as per the specifications and be abreast of new technology in the market.
  • Support capital investment process through participation in setting strategy, defining projects and executing upon assignments. Purchase capital aligned with the budget and internal standards.
  • Collaborate with global colleagues to ensure best practices are met; open to travel to explore and learn Technoform tooling technology and leverage expertise.

Your qualifications:


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent
  • Experience: 5 – 10 years of tooling design, extrusion, capital purchasing, project management
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office 365, Solid Works, AutoCAD, Flow simulation, 3-D modeling
  • Competencies/Soft Skills: Good written and oral communication skills, self-motivated, ability to lead projects and initiatives, entrepreneurial mindset, strong attention to details, and ability to wear many hats


  • Knowledge of plastics, Knowledge of stainless steel
  • Experience managing outside vendors

Position success criteria:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and make sound decisions
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems
  • Demonstrate technical communication skills

Your opportunities:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit
    • We want the team members to actively challenge the status quo, identifying and pursuing solutions and new initiatives. There are no limitations on what you can explore, lead or achieve. A true self-starter perspective.
    • You will be exposed to various areas of the business like participating in team strategic goals to understanding the working financial statements and its impact.
  • Flat structure
    • We believe in the strength and power of cohesive teams to make decisions to tackle challenges. Our structure is all about transparency and open communication.
  • Innovation and growth
    • We are always striving to generate new ideas and grow our business, largely through investing for the future. A wide network of experts will help you expand your know-how and competencies.
    • We offer you a diverse range of tasks in a dynamic team setting that will help you to identify and gain experience in your area of interest.
  • Global networking
    • We have a global presence and frequently interface with our colleagues to stay on the cutting edge. There are abundant opportunities for all employees to engage internationally.
  • Work life balance
    • We consider our team to be a family. We maintain a flexible workplace environment, providing the platform for employees find a balance between personal and work responsibilities.

Please send your full application to the following:

contact person
Kyle Nath
1755 Enterprise Parkway
Suite 300
Twinsburg (Ohio)
kyle [dot] nath [at] technoform [dot] com

Are you interested?

If you have any questions or would like to apply, send us a message.