Job Description

Tooling Designer

EJ has an immediate opening for a Tooling Designer.

Generous Benefit Package that includes: Vacation & Holiday Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program, 401K (with match), Life Insurance, etc.

About EJ: We are the leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of access solutions for water, sewer, drainage, telecommunications, and utility networks. We have a presence worldwide and our corporate headquarters is in East Jordan, Michigan.

The core strength of our business is our dedicated employees. Employees who embrace our values, understand the importance of relationships, and strive for excellence. Our values, which have been passed down for generations, are the essence of our company's identity and our guide for making decisions. Core values at EJ include, safety and security, honesty and integrity, environmental responsibility, respect for others, quality and excellence, and social responsibility.

EJ is a family owned company and remains one of the most stable, progressive, well-tooled manufacturing companies in the world.

Location: Elmira, MI


Responsible for the design of pattern tooling using both 2D drawing and 3D modeling methods.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Works in manner which demonstrates commitment to personal safety and that of others within the organization.

  • Design production tooling (patterns, core boxes, auxiliary tooling, etc.) for production facilities per standards and direction provided by management. Generate 3D solid model for geometry for such tooling as well as 2D drawing files.

  • Act as coordinator and leader for all assigned projects. Communicate as needed with Product Design, Pattern Engineering, Pattern Shop, and foundry personnel to obtain information necessary to design and produce accurate, high-quality tooling in as timely a manner as possible.

  • Perform research necessary to acquire additional information that may not be provided up front to complete assigned projects. This often includes reviewing existing tooling and requesting CMM layout work.

  • Issue manufacturing orders (MO's) for East Jordan & Ardmore pattern shops, detailing all work required with regards to new and/or reworked tooling requests via NPR's, FTR's, ECR's, and other sources.

  • Request purchase requisitions for materials required to build tooling in house, as well as for tooling work outsourced to various pattern shops and vendors.

  • Obtain tooling quotes from vendors for tooling work that will be outsourced to various pattern shops and vendors. This often requires verbal communications with vendors to convey information and/or answer questions.

  • Maintain existing Autocad and Solidworks part and drawing file system.

  • Promotes safety awareness, accident prevention, and employee involvement with regard to a safe work environment. Ensures employees understand the safety expectations of the organization.

  • Promotes the company culture, the mission and vision, and the core values of the company.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associate degree (A.S. or A.A.S) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school related to Manufacturing or Tool Design. Six months to one-year related experience/training preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and interpret work related documents. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to effectively communicate complex circumstances in a concise manner.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as scales, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, diameters, mass, density and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral, diagram, or design form. Ability to deal with problems involving multiple variables in standardized and unique situations.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Internet navigation, email and ability to learn department specific software programs.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the office work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Employee's will be integrated to the Pattern Shop work environment and encounter exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and heat. In this environment the employee could be exposed to high places; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock. Noise levels in the Pattern Shop work environment are moderate and occasionally loud.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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