Tooling Design Manager

Posted on Jan 31

Location: Portland, OR
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4151369

We are seeking a skilled Engineering professional with progressive die design and build experience to manage and support a world-class manufacturing operation producing consumer and commercial equipment. This person will lead and directly manage a team of eight professional and is a key member of the manufacturing technology leadership team.  

Responsibilities include:
  • Team Leadership and Development
  • Objective and milestone planning, scheduling, and related contingency plans.
  • Create a positive and motivating work environment, and drive employee engagement to maximize skill development, success, and growth. Mentor and develop subordinates. 
  • Work process and procedure optimization and continuous improvement.
  • Maximize available resources through applied knowledge of internal structures, processes and culture.
  • Minimize complexity by identifying critical information to accurately analyze situations and needs, and make sense of complex situations.
  • Provide strategic leadership as part of the manufacturing technology leadership team.  

  • 4-year degree in Engineering required; advanced degree a plus
  • 8+ years of relevant experience required, including 3+ years of management/leadership experience
  • Strong technical capability with specific background in progressive die design and build required
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills including stage gate Product Development Process
  • Experience applying Lean and Continuous Improvement (CI) principles, tools, and techniques 
  • Experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment
  • Proficiency in ERP and data management software (SAP preferred)
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