Tooling Manager 



This position as a Tooling Manager begins as an "Introductory Employee" for 90 consecutive days during which time the Engineering Manager will evaluate whether the employee is suited for the position. If the employee is determined to be suitable for the job, status will then advance to "Regular Employee" on the first of the month following the 90 day Introductory period. Company benefits will then commence. (Refer to Benefit Summary sheet inside the employment application). However, at the discretion of management, an Introductory employee may be extended up to an additional sixty days before benefits will be available. Salary D.O.E.

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

Tooling Management System and Structure

  • Create / revise tooling management procedures and guidelines
  • Compliance to internal/ customer tooling requirements

Manage Plant / Program Tooling Requirements

  • Program tooling requirements / tool lists
  • New tool design / fabrication orders

  • Additional copies of existing tools

  • Maintains Schedule for all Plant / Program Tool lists

Financial/ Cost

  • Establishes tooling Estimates and obtains supplier quotes

  • Manages Program and line item tooling budgets and cost performance

  • Preliminary facility criteria and requirements for all utilities and commodities

Supplier Management

  • Works with Supply Chain to establish competitive group of Tooling Suppliers

  • Manages suppliers through the tool build process

  • Manages Design Changes and tool cost

Tool Design Management, Guidance and Expertise

  • Works with Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations, Quality and Safety disciplines to establish optimum tooling designs by holding incremental design reviews from design concept through final design

  • Provides expertise and guidance to tool design engineers


This work environment has the potential to expose an employee to hazardous conditions. Consequently, Nosler, Inc. has implemented a drug testing policy that will help ensure that all employees will be safe operators and that the work environment is equally safe. Our policy is simple: zero tolerance for drug use. This means that a positive test for illegal drugs or alcohol while working will result in immediate termination.


  • Ten years Tooling/Machining experience; 5 years supervision experience.

  • Proficient in AutoCAD or Solid Works

  • A High Degree of organization: keen attention to detail.

  • Effective and professional communications (written and oral) skills.

  • Knowledge of basic computer skills and Microsoft Office. MS Project is a plus.

  • Advanced Root Cause Problem Solving.

  • Strong customer service orientation.

  • Ability to anticipate business needs and plan accordingly to ensure that equipment, employee and fiscal resources are utilized in the most efficient manner

  • High level of analytical skill to develop a range of possible solutions to address a wide range of issues.

  • Ability to collaborate and encourage employee engagement

  • CNC Experience


BS in Engineering or equivalent Tooling Certification.


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 sit, talk, hear and enter data using a keyboard and mouse. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employees are exposed to various substances used in the manufacturing of bullets. Appropriate PPE as specified in SDS sheets is provided.


Nosler, Inc. has a “Standard of Excellence” code. The Company expects all its personnel to maintain a neat and clean appearance. As part of this commitment, we reserve the right to expect all male personnel to follow the company guidelines regarding hair length, which is not to exceed below the collar. Pony tails or longer hair are not allowed. Mustaches and beards are allowed but must be kept neatly trimmed.

For consideration, please Apply Online or stop by Nosler Headquarters in Bend, Oregon