Weiss-Aug seeks a 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, gauges 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 qualifications

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 the Weiss-Aug East Hanover | NJ location. 
Full Time Position