Tooling Engineer with thermoform tool design experience needed

Monroe Staffing is a 48-year-old full-service temporary and direct placement staffing firm with 10 offices, in which 3 of them are here in CT. We provide our clients with commercial, industrial, professional and technical professionals in a variety of industries. Companies count on us to provide the people they need.

We are currently seeking a Tooling Engineer to work for one of our clients in Milford, CT on a direct hire basis.


The candidate will be responsible for complete ownership of tool engineering activities relating to new product development and some ongoing manufacturing support. Duties also include activities focusing on the company and departmental objectives in respect to increasing revenue, cost reduction and improved quality.


  • Design thermoform tooling for new products concepts using company tool standards and good engineering practices.
  • Develop, maintain and continuously update tool design and fabrication standards to meet company's objectives.
  • Manage all aspect of tooling projects to ensure timely delivery of tools that meet company quality standards as well as keeping the tool cost within budget.
  • Design and prototype thermoforming products to meet customers' needs.
  • Interact closely with engineering, manufacturing and maintenance personnel to identify issues and the appropriate solutions.
  • Work with product and tooling engineers to recommend long-term improvements to new products and tool designs.
  • Work with internal and external tool manufacturers to drive quality, cost reduction and lead time reduction.
  • Work with manufacturing to establish tooling standards, process conditions and maintenance programs for current and future tooling.
  • Act as the point of contact for tooling issues that require engineering assistance.
  • Work with Quality to develop QA gauges for new products and existing products as needed.
  • Required knowledge and skills.
  • Skilled in 3D solid modeling software, Solidworks experience is a plus.
  • Specific knowledge of product and tool design for thermoforming is required. Knowledge of injection molding tooling/process is a plus.
  • Strong problem solving skills with good mechanical aptitude.
  • Tool making or machine shop experience is preferred.
  • Good communication and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing environment involving plastic processes.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, flexible environment.


  • Bachelor's degree (BS) in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering or alternatively, have at least 5 years of thermoform tool design experience.
  • Requires at least 5 years of relevant engineering, machine shop or manufacturing experience in consumer products within a plastic thermoforming environment.
  • Tool making or machine shop experience is preferred.


  • Direct hire with benefits
  • 1st shift
  • Salary range: $75 - 110K depending on experience

Monroe Staffing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, color, Religion, gender, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or other protected classification.