Tooling Engineer / Die Designer

Website Leatherman Leatherman Tool Group Inc.

Leatherman Tool Group, the leading manufacturer of multi-tools, is seeking talented individuals to join our growing team. With a rich heritage of craftsmanship and a commitment to delivering exceptional products, you’ll be part of a culture that values innovation, creativity, and continuous improvement. We prioritize quality, environmental responsibility and operational excellence in our manufacturing processes. Join us at Leatherman Tool Group and contribute to our mission of creating innovative tools that empower people to take on the expected and unexpected, resulting in real tales of triumph.

Position-Tooling Engineer/Die Designer

Salary Range Depending On Experience $30-$57

Monthly Production Bonus If Goals Achieved Potential 6%

Shift Hours Are Flexible Monday – Friday 6am-2:30pm, 7am-3:30pm, 8am-4:30pm, 9am-5:30pm

Position is onsite however open to hybrid after training and proven competence.

Position Summary

We are looking for a die designer or a tooling engineer who does die design. You will work under minimal supervision while designing many types of metal stamping dies including coining, fineblank, and progressive dies, as well as designing any other tooling, prototype tooling, fixturing, or gaging needed to support business objectives, all while using proven Engineering and Tool and Die processes. Provides manufacturability feedback to cross-functional teams. Supports and mentors other Tool and Die team members and department Engineering staff. Supports the Tool & Die CI team with business objectives and goals related to Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Growth (SQDC&G).

Essential Functions

  • Understand the LTG Die Design Guidelines and apply them where necessary.
  • Use Solidworks CAD software to design metal stamping dies including coining, fineblank, and progressive dies, as well as designing any other tooling, prototype tooling, fixturing, or gaging required.
  • Generate strip layouts and die design planning based on customer supplied part drawings.
  • Generate surfaces and other geometry as required to complete or modify die designs.
  • Initiate die design review stages starting with strip layout and ending at final review of die design.
  • Provide technical input on manufacturability, manufacturing process requirements, strip layout, part development, die design, and component inspection processes.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with cross-functional areas to ensure new dies, along with existing die modifications, are introduced in an effective manner.
  • Analyze statistical data and use it to update existing die designs, focusing on optimizing output, quality, and process capability.
  • Generate and/or update Drawings and BOMs to support die modifications or new die designs.
  • Provides support and guidance to other Die Design team members.
  • Maintains record keeping of controlled documents and their changes while following current processes.

Additional Functions

  • May provide peer reviews of strip layouts and die designs before official review stages.
  • Provide support to any aspect of the Tool & Die Shop as needed.
  • Provide CAD support to all departments within LTG as needed.

Education and/or Experience

  • Tool & Die Apprenticeship/Journeyman status
  • Demonstrated Die Design experience required, typically between 5 and 10 years.
  • Demonstrated strip layout and die planning required.
  • Knowledge of machine shop equipment, wire edm, and cnc programming required.
  • GD&T proficiency, blueprint reading skills, and high level of understanding of product manufacturing tolerances required.
    Intermediate to advanced CAD skills required. Experience with
  • Solidworks preferred.
  • Excellent skills in interpersonal relationships, communication, and teamwork.
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills.

Physical Demands

We care about the Health and Wellbeing of our Employees

Leatherman believes having healthy employees contributes to a healthy and productive workplace and community. While we’re all responsible for our own overall health and well-being, Leatherman works toward helping employees make healthy lifestyle choices and changes that improve their health and overall quality of life through its many Health and Wellbeing Resources.

  • Medical/dental/vision
  • Free/low cost on-site primary care health center
  • 401(k) plan with company matching
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending and health savings accounts
  • Behavioral health programs
  • Pet insurance
  • Onsite health coaching
  • Lifestyle and fitness programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Employee volunteer program
  • Generous employee discounts
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Paid time off

Leatherman Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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