Die Designer


Progressive stamping die designer to manage the die design process beginning with the customer part print through to a fully reviewed design. 


Design high-precision progressive stamping dies for high-volume production of complex tight-tolerance products per W-A Engineering standards.  This includes, but is not limited to: generate flat blank, develop strip layout, blanking and forming station layout, detail component and assembly drawings, etc.

  • Create and modify Material Specifications, Plating Specifications, Heat-Treat Specifications and other outside material/process specifications as required.
  • Process data (layouts) for use in WEDM and CNC machining.
  • Create and modify internal product drawings for inspection and other purposes.
  • Design fixtures, gages and other custom tooling or equipment as required.
  • Review customer drawings and specifications for manufacturing feasibility.
  • Initiate and/or coordinate change control process (ECO) relating to Engineering documentation.
  • Participate in Tooling Kickoff, Specification Review, Design Review and Lessons Learned (Post Mortem) Meetings.
  • Provide technical assistance to Tool room regarding tooling and process issues during die fabrication and debugging.
  • Jointly responsible for successful transfer of tooling to manufacturing along with Tool room and Project Engineering functions.
  • Responsible for adherence to tooling project schedules and budgets as established by Project Engineering and/or Stamping Design Manager.
  • Initiate and/or coordinate outsourced tooling work with qualified tooling subcontractors.  Ensure accuracy, quality workmanship and on-time delivery of outsourced tooling components.
  • Review stamping die cost estimates for accuracy.
  • Maintain integrity of Weiss-Aug engineering bases.
  • Instruct and mentor Junior Die Designers.
  • Other duties as assigned by Stamping Design Engineering Manager or V.P. of Engineering.


  • Minimum of 5 yrs of experience designing complex progressive stamping dies.
  • 2-yr. technical degree required; 4-yr engineering degree preferred.  Equivalent experience in a hands-on technical position, such as tool & die maker/apprentice, may be considered as a substitute for degree.
  • Proficient in Computer-Aided Design (CAD).  At a minimum, must be familiar with at least one 2-D CAD design package (e.g. AutoCAD, SolidEdge, CadKey), however, 3-D experience preferable (e.g. Solidworks, ProENGINEER).
  • Understanding of ANSI/ISO drawing standards.  Knowledge of GD&T dimensioning preferable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MEDICAL AND AUTOMOTIVE METAL STAMPING industry and practices.
  • Basic understanding of the functioning of high-speed stamping presses.
  • Knowledge of Wire EDM and/or CNC machining technologies.
  • Knowledge of tool steels and their applications.
  • Knowledge of commonly stamped metals such as cold-rolled steels, stainless steels and copper-based alloys.
  • Understanding of die sensors, vision inspection, and/or related technology is preferable.
  • Knowledge of insert molding process desirable.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Exceptional analytical and computational skills.
  • Participate actively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

We provide excellent company benefits and a competitive salary. We are an equal opportunity employer.  Currently only accepting local candidate submissions.

This position is for our Weiss-Aug East Hanover | NJ location.