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Tooling Engineer

Platinum Recruiting is currently seeking a Tooling Engineer for a Direct Hire Opportunity in the Greater Chattanooga area. This position coordinates design criteria with engineering, tooling, material, and planning in accordance with tooling specifications. Myst have automotive experience to be considered. 


  • Assist with tool builds from initial order to completion of the tool, including all related product fixtures and quality assurance equipment
  • Co-ordinate engineering design changes with tool room, production, product engineering and project management.
  • Obtain quotes for repairs & modifications to new and existing molds, receiver frames and adapter rings when required.
  • Development of molds, fixtures, receiver frames, adapter rings or other special secondary equipment.
  • Scheduling for new tooling, mold modifications and repairs to meet customer demands.
  • Co-ordinate repairs of molds at suppliers if required.
  • Attend APQP meetings representing all plants in the business unit.
  • Create new tooling standards/procedures and update existing standards/procedures as required.
  • All other related duties as assigned from time to time.


  • Undergraduate university degree in engineering is required.
  • A minimum of 2 to 5 years experience in tooling design, repair and modification preferably in the automotive industry
  • Advanced technical knowledge of steam chest molding tools or equivalent experience in similar industry
  • Understanding of steam chest molding production processes
  • Supervisory, leadership and employee coaching experience.
  • Ability to schedule tooling in an efficient way to meet production demands.
  • Able to manage tool room equipment, spare parts and mold  inventory
  • Able to solve problems effectively, make decisions and negotiate with suppliers and employees.
  • Mold design/development experience.
  • Understanding of IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 requirements and work procedures
  • Well-developed verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Introductory level MS Office, AutoCAD and MS Outlook
  • Understanding of customer requirements within the automotive and packaging marketplace.
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