Tooling Engineer

Date:  May 12, 2022

Palatine, IL, US, 60067

At Weber, grilling is a passion that’s reflected in everything we do. Our goal is to share this passion and spark inspiration with the people who matter most – our grilling community. Weber has been the world’s premiere manufacturer of charcoal and gas grills and accessories since 1952. If you have the desire to work for a company that is recognized for exceptional quality products and high customer satisfaction, employment with Weber may be right for you. We provide a friendly working atmosphere with an environment of growth and opportunity through innovation, pride, and excellence.


Weber is committed to inclusive, equitable and diverse Hiring practices. Our goal is to create a workforce which resembles the diverse rich communities we live, play, and support every day. 


Discover What’s Possible with a career, at Weber.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities 


  • Collaborate with our Design Teams, Sourcing Team, Manufacturing and our Supply Chain to evaluate new parts and product designs to ensure manufacturability and improve speed to market. 
  • Analyze and determine the most cost-effective methods to produce new products and define the appropriate tooling and/or equipment requirements and their associated cost.
  • Evaluate existing and potential Suppliers to optimize success of supplier relationships by providing a good match of specific tooling projects with Supplier capability.
  • Evaluate outsourced die designs to ensure construction, costs, and lead times are inline with budgeted expectations.
  • Ability to quote new parts, including method, tooling costs, production material requirements, type of equipment, maintenance costs, setup costs, rates and lead time.
  • Maintain project schedules, cost estimates and budgets using MS Office software and SAP.
  • Make final determination of die designs to meet manufacturability and maintainability requirements.
  • Assist the tool room, internal fabrication departments and suppliers with troubleshooting issues and tooling assessments.
  • Research potential cost savings opportunities for New Product Development and current production tooling and/or the manufacturing processes using continuous improvement techniques. 
  • Supports global tooling programs.  Travel is required.
  • Support run offs and implement new tooling into production.  Debug and tryout new dies at Weber or our Supplier facilities globally.
  • Implement new stamping tooling into production.  Support tooling debug and tryout of new dies (globally) and help drive PPAP submission / qualifications for new or modified tooling.
  • Develop design standards that meet both internal and Supplier requirements.
  • Evaluate and implement set up processes to improve overall manufacturing efficiencies.
  • Manage and maintain tooling logs, reports and Cad file data.
  • Assist with issuing purchase orders and processing invoices.




  • The candidate must be knowledgeable in metal fabrication and tool room machining processes.  Experience with welding and finishing processes a plus.
  • The candidate must be able to design stamping tools.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels from the shop floor to Executive level to justify strategies and implement them effectively.
  • Is an effective problem solver, with ability to utilize analytical techniques to resolve conceptual issues.  Able to shift in approach to developing creative solutions that will result in a technological edge over competition.
  • Must be experienced with SolidWorks and AutoCad.
  • Must be proficient with MS Excel software.
  • Ability to work well under compressed time constraints
  • Experience with DFA, FMEA, DOE and Six Sigma tools is a plus.


Education and/or Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or Tooling Design.
  • 5-10 years of experience in related field



Weber-Stephen Products LLC is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago