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Tooling Engineer

Biscoe, NC 27209, USA Req #240
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Position Purpose: The Tooling Engineer will be responsible for developing tooling from order to delivery working with the Quality Manager and operations team. Delivery of successful tooling to achieve high first-pass yield.

Essential Duties:

  • Design, simulate, sample and maintain foundry tooling (patterns, core boxes and fixtures/gages) to meet all customer requirements utilizing customer supplied part geometry and specifications.

  • Thorough understanding of foundry processes including green sand molding and a basic
    understanding of ductile iron metallurgy.

  • Advanced knowledge of GD&T

  • Ability to manage a small team of hourly and salary employees in the technical field

  • Train and mentor engineers and technicians

  • Ability to network with customers on new design of parts to meet foundry and customer needs
    (design for manufacturability)

  • Develop detailed CAD layouts of new patterns and core boxes

  • Maintain and update customer-based web-portals to allow smooth data transition

  • Manage outside tooling vendors including quoting, project management and inspection of
    received tooling

  • Detailed knowledge of quoting castings

  • Assist with the layout/measurement of tooling and parts using CMM and 3D scanner

  • Perform internal audits for IATF 16949:2016

  • Willing to work “hands-on” when needed to assist foundry sampling programs

  • Other duties as assigned  

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Solidworks experience required
  • Magma or other foundry solidification software experience required
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to work flexible hours as needed
  • Ability to work in extreme heat
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and make deadlines
  • Professional etiquette


  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or related field
  • Minimum 5 years foundry experience or similar heavy industrial environment
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Lean manufacturing or 6 Sigma experience preferred
  • Programming CNC machines a plus
  • Working knowledge of APQP and PPAP for automotive desired


Other details

  • Job Family Manufacturing Engineering Group
  • Job Function Quality
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Biscoe, NC 27209, USA