Tool Design Engineer

Peterson Manufacturing has an immediate position for a Tool Design Engineer. Under the Engineering Manager’s direction, the Tool Design Engineer develops and executes the company’s tooling designs and provides specifications and drawings to Machinists and Tool and Die personnel.


The Tool Design Engineer works directly with the Engineering team, Tool Room associates, and customers, as well as other associates of Vector.


  • Develops models and drawings for new builds, revisions, and repair applications of a variety of tooling & injection mold products.
  • Uses design software to maximum capability.
  • Compiles information for each job such as mold flow, resin characteristics, customer requirements, part moldability, and part design to produce the highest quality tool design.
  • Checks completed designs for errors and accuracy.
  • Responsible for maintaining project schedules through a timeline.


  • Must be willing to learn advancing technology and design practices.
  • Must be able to convey and communicate design intent clearly.
  • Must be able to work independently and within a team.
  • Must be detail oriented and organized to minimize errors.
  • Must be able to work on different projects simultaneously.
  • Determined to meet project deadlines.
  • Demonstrates a cooperative attitude.


  • A minimum of 2 years design OR mold making experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years machining or tool room experience is preferred.
  • Experience working with Solidworks and Unigraphics NX design software.


  • Duties are performed indoors at the corporate offices in Grandview, MO.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, use stairs or elevators to access offices on other floors of building, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, computer printer, and phone.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with others (internal and external) who may have various inquiries, etc.  Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Must be able to travel via airplane and/or car within the United States and to foreign countries, as business dictates.

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This position description indicates the general nature and level of work experience expected of the position holder. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Peterson reserves the right to update and change the job essential duties and requirements in order to meet the needs of the customer, end user, and Peterson, in order to maintain the highest level of performance and service.

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