Tooling & Engineering Manager


Manages all phases of programs from inception through completion production hand off, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget. Responsible for the pricing, schedule, and technical performance of programs or subsystems of major programs. Manages the overall manufacturing effort through the coordination and management of manufacturing, human resources, quality assurance, and continuous improvement for the location in support of the overall company objectives. Makes final decisions on issues relating to the project and ensures the program achievement of objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Leads the preparation of proposals, quotations, business plans, work statements and specifications, operating budgets and assisting with financial terms/conditions of contracts and contract changes.
  • Leads program reviews internally and with customers as required. Responsible for project plans, cost, schedule & technical performance. Escalate issues to management as required.
  • Determine customer requirements and negotiate price with vendors for tools, equipment and services.
  • Develops new business and expands product lines with customers.
  • Provides engineering support for manufacturing plans and to sales to help sell manufacturing capabilities.
  • Establishes design concepts, criteria engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test.
  • Designs/reviews designs for injection molds including quoting, coordinating with mold builders, visiting and auditing mold builders, and communicating with customers
  • Identifies program problems and develops solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications. May assist other managers with developing solutions for complex problems.
  • Reviews status reports prepared by project team, modifies schedules or plans as required and escalates issues to management as required. Acts as advisor to program team regarding projects, tasks, and operations.
  • Coordinates assembly development and supply chain requirements by holding design reviews and weekly project status meetings.
  • Acts as main communication interface between company, customers and vendors for new programs.
  • Develop flowcharts, GANNT charts and other project report mechanisms as needed.
  • Manage and coordinate program continuous quality improvement, cost reduction efforts, and teams by developing and leading the quality based reporting process.
  • Lead activities in tooling maintenance to ensure 100% efficiency for production tools (new & existing).
  • Identify and develop tooling vendors to support new business and existing tooling.
  • Lead tool review (DFM) with tool shops & customers to ensure best tool (cost, profit, reliability, etc.) development and construction.
  • Represent Parkway in a professional manner with internal and external customers.
  • May or may not have direct reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or plastics engineering or related discipline with 5+ years of experience.
  • Strong and broad Project Engineering and/or Program Management experience.
  • Proven ability to solve problems.
  • Strong and broad plastic injection mold management and development experience.
  • Strong with CAD (AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Etc...) and can demonstrate skillset.
  • Experience with Torlon, Peek, Ultem and other performance polymers highly desired.

Benefits Offered:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long Term & Short Term Disability, Critical Care and Accident Coverage, Pet Insurance, Wellness Program, Vacation, Sick Time, 401K with Match,9 paid holiday's and work/life much more!

Equal Opportunity Employer

Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm


Full time
Salary Range
$87,000.00 - 121,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Machesney Park, IL 61115, US