Kappa Search | Chicago Recruiters | Tooling Engineering Job

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago recruiting firm that specializes in engineering, technology, manufacturing and supply chain recruitment and placement. We have recruiting expertise in the following industries:
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • CNC Machine Tool
  • Food & Pharmaceutical
  • Medical Devices
  • Plastics
  • Industrial
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy: Conventional and Renewable

One of our clients, a major international automotive parts manufacturer, seeks a Tooling Engineer as outlined below:


  • Estimate cost & timing of new product tool requirements.
  • Improving tooling methods and standards of development to promote increased productivity.
  • Designs and determines tooling requirements, specifications, methods and applications.
  • Assist in production trials, tooling trials and making parts when needed.
  • Analyze and develop engineering designs and/or prototypes and make recommendations to improve dies, tools, gauges, jigs, and fixtures.
  • Coordinates tooling activities


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent work experience.
  • Knowledge of QS/ISO 9000/ANSI/OSHA
  • Proficiency with 3d CAD modeling: CATIA and/or AutoCAD preferred.
  • Knowledge of compression mold tools & assembly fixtures.
  • Knowledge of electrical, pneumatic & hydraulic components and circuits.
  • Ability to visit customers when required.
  • Several years experience in an automotive components manufacturing environment