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Road Tooling Engineer II

Windsor - ON, Ontario,CANADA
Job ID
North American Lighting, Inc.
Job Category
Posting Date
February 13, 2019
Expiry date
April 14, 2019

Hours: 40 hours/week

Wage: $111,250 CAD annually

Benefits: Eligible for salary increases and bonuses. Eligible for dental insurance, disability insurance, and extended medical insurance.

Site: Windsor, Ontario and Oldcastle, Ontario.

Terms of Employment: Full Time, Permanent



  •  Reviews lamp designs for tool construction feasibility understanding complex requirements (tolerance/finishing) necessary for low cost, trouble-free manufacturing

  • Develop specifications for injection molds based on product designs. Review with Lead Tool Engineer at the molding plant and the tool supplier for feasibility

  • Approves tool designs at all stages (preliminary, intermediate, and final) assuring low cost, trouble-free manufacturing process

  • Travels to tooling vendors (including overseas) as necessary for detailed on-site design and construction reviews to ensure on time delivery and high-quality tools

  • Attends tool trials at tooling vendors and plants to ensure the proper function of injection molds, and that molds produce parts that are within standard/acceptable processing parameters

  • Obtains mold prints and 3-D data for mold designs and maintains them in departmental directory. Utilizes CAD software including Catia and Unigraphics.

  • Oversees pre-production changes and manages the schedule for these changes with the tool shop and manufacturing plant

  • Gathers the necessary quotes, specifications and data and then enters purchase orders into the system

  • Requests Part Data Transfers to tool vendor. Enters and maintains tracking information in the Master Mold list

  • Creates weekly tool progress reports and distributes them to the project teams

  • Maintains mold trial process parameters and Mold Trial History form with open issues and coordinates closure of the issues

  • Maintains relevant information on all tooling and Team Center Community; including the Weekly Tool Progress Reports, steel certifications, CMM checks, process sheets, and Mold Trial History Forms

  • Works with manufacturing plants and tool shops to improve and develop state of the art tooling processes as required

  • Work with customers on tooling related topics such as explaining technical details and defending tooling costs

  • Identify and develop new tooling suppliers worldwide

  • Report deviations from specifications and tolerances to supervisor

  • Complete and maintain inspection reports

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Must meet one of the following Education and Experience requirements:

    • - Associate degree in Tool/Die Technology, Industrial Technology, or a related discipline OR

    • - Certification in Engineering Technology or Industrial Technology OR

    • - Vocational training in Engineering technology or related discipline

  • 6 to 8 years of related tooling experience is required

  • Extensive Experience working with Japanese automotive manufacturers

  • Extensive knowledge with complex, high finish requirement tooling such as vehicle lighting components with multi-color lens tooling.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills – Ability to breakdown complex problems associated with high finish/high tolerance injection mold tooling.

  • Organizational, planning, and project management skills – Ability to track 30-50 tools at any given time through the design and manufacturing process.

  • Computer skills — proficiency using standard business software (including MS Office)

  • Technical writing skills

  • Written and verbal communications skills in English

  • Interpersonal skills — ability to confidently interact with individuals (internal/external) at all levels of authority and maintain composure in stressful, confrontational, and/or sensitive situations

  • International travel may be required