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Tooling Engineer
Tonawanda, NY

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$29 - $30


Full time Engineer required in supporting the manufacturing operations.


  1. Act as the single point of contact to resolve tool-related or tool-impacted problems in manufacturing
  2. Coordinate plant resources as required to resolve safety, quality, through put or cost issues related to tooling
  3. Generate and implement cost savings ideas to reduce tool cost/pc and/or reduce overall manufacturing cost
  4. Work with Commodity Manager Customer Service Rep to ensure abnormal tool use issues and tool availability does not interrupt production
  5. Manage weekly tooling spend against a variable piece cost budget
  6. Perform and document tool trials using GMPT tool test forms and PPCR
  7. Revise/update tool drawings and documentation as
  8. Develop new systems to recondition and re-use tooling where economically feasible
  9. Attend regularly scheduled operations and team problem solving meetings
  10. Support manufacturing in the resolution of machining/tooling related issues such as high manufacturing costs, scrap rates and low production rates due to tooling related issues
  11. Support cross functional teams to achieve overall plant metrics
  12. Recommend optimized machining processes and cutting parameters
  13. Introduce new technology and improved tooling designs
  14. Provide year over year Cost per Piece reduction plans
  15. Coordinate with preset team on proper tool setup techniques
  16. Maintain PFEP
  17. Utilize PFEP & Top Spend Data to initiate savings projects
  18. Utilize ACD process accordingly
  19. Adhere to customer safety requirements
  20. Adhere to customer tool test procedures
  21. Complete required cost savings/tool test documentation
  22. Report and document non-conformances, CARs and continuous improvements
  23. Maintains safety and good housekeeping standards for the site
  24. Make decisions within limits of general standards or
  25. Report near misses and incidents to site manager and cooperate with
  26. Adhere to customer tool test procedures
  27. Other duties as assigned


  1. Good written and oral communication
  2. Ability to work with little to no
  3. Good interpersonal
  4. Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  5. Ability to
  6. Ability to stand or sit for long periods of
  7. Attention to detail


  1. Engineering Degree
  2. 5 years of experience preferred

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