Chicago manufacturing recruiting agency seeks a Senior Tooling Engineer

Kappa Search Inc. is the city of Chicago’s leading technical recruiting firm that specializes in the permanent placement of engineering roles. Currently, we are seeking a Senior Tooling Engineer for our client. We are specifically looking for someone who is an excellent communicator as he/she will serve as consultant, program leader, core team support and mentor to an entire engineering team. This person will need to consistently provide technical expertise and direction to support product launches and existing tooling designs.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Supportive of teams through effective facilitation of team dynamics
  • Proactive in identifying opportunities in cost-reduction
  • Oversee and monitor construction of new/revised tooling
  • Develop and provide engineering solutions to capable tooling
  • Maintain adequate records and controls relating to tooling files
  • Provide information for quotes, such as material usages, flow chat process(es), and costing/lead time for tools


  • Degree completion in Manufacturing, Management, Tooling, or similar
  • 10 years of experience with tool engineering (stamping, presses, compound/progressive/bonding dies)
  • Completion of mechanical drawing-related classes
  • AutoCAD (2D)