Progressive Die Designer | Tooling Recruiter | Manufacturing Recruiter

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago recruiting company that specializes in engineering, design and manufacturing recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for an experienced progressive tool designer to work in a high speed tooling operation as follows:


  • Analyze requirements, methods, and specifications to determine and develop the most economical and effective tool or part design.
  • Select and specify materials and material treatments to be used to ensure maximum tool life
  • Use SolidWorks 3D Die Design
  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Study existing tooling and methods to increase design capabilities
  • Act as a technical resource for product field support of customers and assist in addressing and resolving questions and problems.
  • Maintain and update drawing files.


  • Requires a high school education or equivalent.
  • 2 years of design school or related experience
  • 3 to 5 years of progressive die design experience
  • Toolmaker background preferred
  • 3 to 5 years experience with close tolerance dimensioning