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Tooling Design Engineer

Macungie , Pennsylvania

Job Category: Automotive

Company: Alten

Job Id: 3364

Status: Full-Time - OnSite


We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, whether that’s by shaping the future of space exploration, saving lives with medical devices that set a new standard of care, or creating the fully autonomous electric taxi of tomorrow. Our team of more than 600 people work across industries including aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, unmanned systems and robotics, automotive OEM and tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicles, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers.

ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing.

When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees by building relationships and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level.


  • Develop, order and install tools, process equipment and power tools in the plants.
  • Design lifting devices (below-the-hook), material supply carts, fixtures, assembly aids, hand tools.

Main activities and responsibilities for this role:

  • Lead and implement tooling and equipment changes with a “zero disturbance” mindset in operations.
  • Lead development of tooling solution in collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders, gather inputs and work cross functionally to develop tooling and equipment to support safe and efficient assembly of trucks
  • Facilitate and participate in product and industrial projects to lead needs of tooling and equipment and co-ordinate procurement.
  • Establish robust collaboration with maintenance team in development of technical solutions to problems with existing equipment and work with maintenance team in the development of tooling and equipment standards to ensure new equipment design incorporates best practices from previous learnings.
  • Lead effective design reviews throughout tooling and equipment development and ensure that manufacturing, maintenance, safety, and ergonomic requirements are met with Early equipment management guidelines.
  • Promote manufacturing safety, ergonomics, and efficiency through the implementation of tooling and equipment.
  • Establish and maintain the optimum tooling and equipment standards and best practices within the competency area.
  • Participate in early phases of product and industrial projects with in-depth knowledge of tooling and equipment, requirements, cost information, and business cases for tooling and equipment improvements.
  • Active participation in the MTS/MTM network and work collaboratively with production engineering team to implement GTO standards for tooling and equipment and best practices in the plant.
  • Utilize a structured approach and tools within MPS to identify and implement optimal tooling and equipment solutions.
  • Assist with necessary coaching and training of other tooling engineers and other team members to build competency in the designated competence or technical area.



  • Displays professional behavior, positive attitude, and proactive mindset always.
  • Proven ability to visualize future opportunities, plan action items, and lead the team towards successful completion of company objectives.
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making: Taking a well-ordered approach to solving problems and acting despite obstacles, resistance, or ambiguity.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to manage change.
  • Proven experience in taking initiative, driving improvements, taking additional responsibilities, thinking outside the box, and going the extra mile.
  • Substantial knowledge of engineering concepts, manufacturing, the product, production standards, and efficiency optimization tools.
  • Experience with fastening tools, overhead systems (structures, runways, bridges, cranes) or automated equipment (robots, AGVs, fluid fill equipment, etc) is a bonus but is not required.
  • Basic understanding of project management is a bonus but is not required.
  • Proven ability to react to issues impacting production with a sense of urgency, promptly assessing the issue, developing a feasible action plan, and following it through to successful completion.
  • Experience in a diverse team-based environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to review and apply technical specifications and requirements to the tooling and equipment.
  • Possesses strong analytical skills and demonstrated focus on process and Lean Manufacturing concepts.



• Experience in Catia/Creo/AutoCAD/Sketchup software

• Knowledge of 2D/3D drawing

• Knowledge of Mechanical design and engineering

• Knowledge of ENOVIA/PDMLink software

• Excellent computer skills; proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word and other O365 apps.


Salary Range: $70k-$75K

  • The actual salary offered is dependent on various factors including, but not limited to, location, the candidate’s combination of job-related knowledge, qualifications, skills, education, training, and experience.



ALTEN Technology is a an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Policy is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.