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Tooling Engineer MA Open (J#26660)
Education: Bachelors Degree
Experience: 4 - 9 years


Plainfield Precision is a leading manufacturer of custom precision metal and plastic components and assemblies for the medical, automotive, electrical, appliance, and consumer industries. As a global company, we take great pride in our state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and facilities. We invest in talent, training, and innovative technology to produce QUALITY PRODUCTS, provide EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE, and promote ORGANIZATIONAL GROWTH.

We seek a hands-on Tooling Engineer who is capable of leading, designing, developing and procuring all new injection mold tooling, insert mold tooling and fixtures. Will oversee all design changes, modifications and repairs to new and existing tooling and be an integral part of the APQP team on all new product launches. Will be based at our Plymouth, Massachusetts location.


Some essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Establish and maintain relationships with outside tooling sources.
Directly manage the construction of all new tooling with domestic and off shore tooling suppliers.
Directly manage the construction of all new gauges and fixtures needed with new tools.
Communicate with suppliers and customers on a technical level. This includes the establishment of technical and quality requirements for programs.
Design modifications to tools and fixtures using Solidworks.
Track tooling budget to quote.
Work with the Project Engineer to ensure customer and supplier terms are followed.
Review piece part prints, tolerances and GD&T and communicate requirements to Quality.
Attend APQP meetings and take part in PFMEA, Control Plan and Line Documentation meetings.
Develop primary design concepts for tooling working in conjunction with the Project Engineer
Direct the efforts of outside tool and die shops, including the selection of suppliers and reviewing and approving designs while working in conjunction with the Project Engineer
Insure that deliveries by outside vendors meet the program requirements and meet established budgets for tooling procurement.
Manage multiple tooling sources simultaneously.
Maintain CAD files associated with tooling in compliance with associated internal document control procedures.
Participate in mold start up trials at the tool maker, internally and at offsite locations
Track timing of tools using MS Project.
Travel to suppliers and customers domestically and internationallyin Mexico and Asia.
Other duties as assigned.


Bachelors degree in engineering, business or equivalent required.
Minimum of 10 Years Experience managing injection mold construction.
Must have 5 years Solid Works Experience or equivalent 3D CAD software.
Must have direct experience with managing tool construction in Asia.
Must understand progressive dies and stampings.
Automotive experience desired.
Ability to work with outside vendors and manage their timing.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management, peers, outside vendors and customers.
Ability to work in team environment.
Computer literate with Microsoft Office Suite, include excel.
Ability to perform stack up analysis on blueprints, GD&T print reading.
Ability to readily adapt to changes in customer demand and come up with solutions.


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to work in a typical office and factory environment in and around production machines.

Apply on-line by sending resume (in Word) with salary history and/or requirements.

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