Assistant Design Engineering Manager - Machine and Tooling Design

We are seeking a highly skilled and motived Assistant Design Engineering Manager specializing in Machine and Tooling Design to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting the Engineering Manager in overseeing the design, development, and implementation of cutting-edge machines and tooling systems. This position requires a strong technical background, leadership skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

  • Team Leadership:
    • Assist in leading and managing a team of engineers and designers focused on machine and tooling design.
    • Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment, ensuring the team meets project deadlines and objectives.
  • Project Management:
    • Work closely with the Engineering Manager to plan, execute, and monitor machine and tooling design projects.
    • Ensure projects are completed within scope, on time, and within budget.
  • Mechanical Design:
    • Create 3D models, detailed prints, and Bills of Material for custom machines and tooling systems.
    • With the assistance of Engineering manager and qualified vendors, designers will select motion systems, materials, and components that will be purchased and used in the final assembly of machines.
  • Cost Estimation
    • Develop detailed cost estimates that will be used to create quotes that are presented to the end customer.
    • Regularly review costs of current jobs and recently finished jobs to ensure that costs are in line with expectations.
  • Technical Expertise:
    • Provide technical guidance and expertise in the design and development of machines and tooling systems.
    • Collaborate with the engineering team to solve complex design challenges and optimize existing systems.
  • Quality Assurance:
    • Implement and maintain rigorous quality control measures throughout the design and development process.
    • Conduct regular design reviews to ensure compliance with industry standards and project requirements.
  • Training and Development:
    • Identify skill gaps within the team and develop training programs to enhance technical capabilities.
    • Mentor and guide junior engineers, fostering their professional growth within the organization.
  • Documentation:
    • Oversee the creation and maintenance of detailed design documentation, including specifications, drawings, and test plans.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • Proven experience in machine and tooling design, with a minimum of 5 years in a leadership or managerial role.
  • Strong proficiency in CAD software (Solidworks preferred) and other relevant engineering tools.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with industry standards and regulations.
Overton Industries offers comprehensive benefits:
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(K) Matching Plan
  • Education Reimbursement
  • PTO & Holidays

Job Type: Full-Time

Compensation: From $35/hour

Ability to commute/relocate: Franklin, IN 46131 – Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work is required.

Overton Industries is an equal opportunity employer.


If you are a dynamic leader with a passion for innovation in machine and tooling design, we invite you to apply and contribute to the growth and success of our engineering team.