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+ Tooling Designer

The Tooling Designer is responsible for providing design specifications for the site, including diagnosing and troubleshooting issues with existing tooling, designing for new tooling, and equipment construction using 3D modeling software. This includes taking these activities into build with coordination from tooling fabrication and engineering support.

This position will be full-time regular, Monday – Friday, with overtime as required. This position will report to the Design Team Technical Lead.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, drafting or automation design, or equivalent experience in tooling design, tooling build or a closely related technical field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Able to apply principles of mechanical and physical relations to processes
  • Knowledge and proficiency with 3D modeling software such as SolidWorks, Siemens NX
  • Experience with performing mold flow analysis is a plus
  • Able to read, interpret and create prints, drawings and diagrams
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience with basic various computer software
  • Ability to manage multiple processes and projects
  • Communicates with appropriate interpersonal and written skills
  • Able to develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work
  • Business conduct and integrity
  • Self-starter and motivated individual who works independently
  • Commitment to safety

Job Responsibilities:

Technical Knowledge

  • Complete all mold or tooling design elements from preliminary design through final approval
  • Design injection molding tools and dies according to verbal instructions and engineering drawings
  • Interface with customers and co-workers to ensure molds are designed according to customer specifications while also meeting all applicable ASTM, ASME, UL, etc. design standards
  • Work with engineering to diagnose and correct clearance, interference, or identified design concerns before releasing to build, during qualification, and mold approval stages
  • Prepares the files of data for use by the fabrication/build services
  • Attend design review meetings and documents inputs and outputs as appropriate
  • Read and understand engineering drawings and other instructions
  • Ability to study specifications and confer with shop personnel and supervisors to resolve design problems related to material characteristics, dimensional tolerances, and service requirements

Project Management and Planning

  • Organize, Plan and Prioritize position’s goals and initiatives
  • Develop time management skills, with an ability to balance demand among various projects
  • Conduct business with ethics and integrity

Continuous Improvement

  • Gain an adequate knowledge of the various products in the company portfolio and have a commitment to delivering quality products to our customers
  • Develop Objectives and Strategies
  • Respond to customer and colleague feedback
  • Regularly discusses work ideas with others to increase overall team productivity/efficiencies
  • Actively follow 5S principles and works to sustain and/or improve efforts
  • Exhibits desire for continuous education and training


  • Follow directions and procedures
  • Gain and understanding of good manufacturing and documentation practices (GMP/GDP)
  • Employee training and certification

QMS, EMS and Safety Compliance

  • Quality and Environment Management System training
  • Know the significant environmental aspects and proper handling for your area
  • Know the environmental policy and what it means in terms of benefits and consequences
  • Follow correct waste handling procedures and timely completion of housekeeping duties
  • Keep current with company’s required safety training

Soft Skills

  • Business conduct and integrity
  • Positive attitude
  • Communication
  • Active listening
  • Customer interaction
  • Teamwork
  • Desire for continuous improvement
  • Motivated
  • Promptness and dependability

*Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

How to Apply

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CDI Services
2100 15th Street North
Wahpeton, ND 58075

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