Tool and Die Designer

Job Description

Eaton’s Power Reliability Division is currently seeking a Tool & Die Designer to join our team. This position is based at our South Milwaukee, Wisconsin facility. Relocation assistance will be provided. 

The Tool & Die Designer is responsible to define, plan and monitor site tooling activities including managing cost, purchasing and inventory. Interacts with manufacturing, engineering, quality, maintenance and the tooling team to perform all job responsibilities and to initiate continuous improvement activities.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function you will:

  • Design and oversee all new tool builds and ensure tools are delivered to internal specifications and best practices within timelines.
  • Support the tooling team in developing, maintaining and repairing tooling including but not limited to epoxy molds, fixtures, gauges, assembly carts, tools and tool holders.
  • Support product & process development projects to ensure design for manufacturability and a flawless production launch. Participate on PROLaunch projects (NPI, VAVE, STP, BPI, and/or AIF).
  • Develop, evaluate and improve tooling methodology including documenting into specifications, standard work processes and tracking metrics.
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement activities across the site.
  • Assist with MESH (Safety) categories as assigned.
  • Perform other related tasks and assignments, as necessary.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.



Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Completion of a Trade School or Vocational certification program in Technical Design or Engineering or an Associates Degree in Technical Design or Engineering
  • Minimum 2 years of design experience with fixtures, tools, material handling and basic die design
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Design experience with fixtures, tools, material handling and basic die design
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated technical communication skills
  • AutoCAD experience preferred


Position Success Criteria:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and make sound decisions
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems
  • Proficient in AutoDesk Inventor
  • Experience Developing, maintaining and repairing tooling
  • Knowledge of material selection (Stainless Steel, Mild Steel, Aluminum, Plastic)
  • Knowledge of machining practices
  • Knowledge of measurement tools and quality systems and how to apply to gauges and check fixtures. (Digital indicators, go/no go gauges)

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: ESSG CPSD PRD Power Reliability Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: No