The Tooling Engineer is responsible for the research, design, development, build, validation, and implementation of tooling for new and existing products, manufacturing, and production processes. This position reports to the Plant Manager. A typical day for a Tooling Engineer will consist of a daily conference call about new and existing sales quotations. During this time ECO?s will be reviewed and action plans completed. Afterwards, a discussion with the tooling team will be conducted for evaluation of work duties and deployment of your team. The tooling team keeps our lines producing quality parts efficiently and fast. Your skills with CAD and Solid Works will allow you to draw up plans and solicit quotations for new or improved tooling concepts. Every day provides for a new challenge. Longer term projects will include organization, validation, and improvement to the tooling warehouse. A comprehensive tooling strategy should develop by the end of your first year. This position will be an excellent opportunity for someone wanting challenge and growth with a stellar local company.Responsibilities: Support open cast molding process by assisting in the design, fabrication, validation and repair and maintenance of tooling through the coordination of any outside vendors or internal resources. Develop and manage the production tooling standards as needed. Develop and rate tooling suppliers for quality, delivery, competitive price, and location. Develop preventative maintenance programs, advising on spare parts inventory, and coordinating the repair and servicing of tooling. Active member of the Engineering Team (cross functional group that addresses any design, quality or manufacturing concerns/needs before production starts). Ensure necessary documentation is updated for ongoing engineering changes related to tooling. Manage continuous improvement of existing molding programs to increase profitability, reduce scrap, reduce waste, and downtime reduction. Work with internal and external resources to resolve product or production issues. Lead or assist in corrective or preventive action root cause analysis, implementation, and verification. Manage a dynamic 3-5 person team. Able to work independently and handle multiple priorities. Accepts other duties and assumes other responsibilities as assigned or as need becomes apparent.Working hours: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PMSkills:-Ability to conduct in-dept research and present specific reasoning of recommendations.-Ability to develop project plans, coordinate projects, communicate changes and progress and complete projects on time and on budget.-Mechanically inclined.-Experience in open cast urethane process is preferred.-Good working knowledge of tool room equipment processes, tool design, CAD and SolidWorks?, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.-Solid communication and organizational skills and ability to work with others to get resultsEducation:BachelorsExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:Bachelors Degree in Engineering or other Technical Degree, and three years? experience, or equivalent experience, and skill set. Extensive computer skills, including Microsoft Office products. Solid technical, analytical, systematic, and detail-oriented thinking skills. *DIRECT HIRE POSITION!* Benefits Include: Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, PTO, 401K, and more.Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.