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Tool Designer I

Date: Nov 12, 2022

Location: Oregon, IL, United States

Company: Oregon Tool

Work Location: Oregon, IL   

At Oregon Tool, it is our goal to create, cultivate and sustain a global, inclusive culture, where differences drive innovative solutions to meet the needs of our employees and customers. Oregon Tool invites and encourages applications from all skilled individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company #SharperTogether.  


ESSENTIAL FUNCTION:                                                                                             

Design and develop new industrial tools and equipment that will support Continuous Flow Manufacturing, Worker Safety, and Product Quality.



  • Work closely with Product Engineering, Tooling, Manufacturing Engineering and the Production departments to plan new tool designs and equipment.
  • Provide Tooling personnel with detailed drawings and sketches that accurately depict designs, dimensions, and operations to be performed. 
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Work overtime as required.
  • Work with minimum supervision.



  • Works extensively with Product Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering to develop tooling and equipment that accomplishes product design and manufacturing requirements.
  • Coordinate with Production Supervisors for producing tooling components manufactured in the plant.
  • Coordinate with Manufacturing Engineers and Production Supervisors to implement new tooling and for adjustments/enhancements of existing tooling.


  • Completion of a two-year college or technical degree in manufacturing or tool design preferred. 


  • Five years’ experience in tool design, trade building and/or maintaining dies, jigs, welding and machining fixtures, as well as drafting and/or CAD experience using 3-D solids modeling (SolidWorks preferred). 
  • Strong math, trigonometry and geometry skills.
  • Good organizational skills. 
  • Team player attitude is required.
  • Be willing to work overtime as required and work with minimal supervision.  This person should also understand the concept of JIT manufacturing.

Featured Benefits: 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits available on day one (no waiting period) 

  • One paid Community Involvement Day available per calendar year 

  • Earn up to 120 hours vacation during your first year of service

  • Three weeks' vacation accrual at beginning of employment
  • Global company with small company feel 

  • Casual work attire 

  • 401k matching (100% of first 3%, 50% of next 3% = 4.5% match on 6% contribution) 


Woods Construction an Oregon Tool Brand 

At Woods Construction Company, we are a passionate group of people dedicated to a spirit of innovation and outside the box thinking in order to create top quality construction attachments. We believe in inspiring, listening, learning, and rolling up our sleeves to “get after it” together. We serve a higher purpose than the products we make and are devoted to positively impacting people, communities, and landscapes around the world. We are built on a pioneering spirit, leading with humility, global stewardship, and owning it day in and day out. We know what it takes to get the job done, and we know our people is the way it happens. 

We are the Original. Come join our team! 

At Oregon Tool it is our responsibility to help maintain the health and safety of our team members and the communities we operate within. We’re taking a people first approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, and by following best practice guidelines, we are thoughtfully operating each of our locations. 

Oregon Tool will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. It is the policy of Oregon Tool to provide equal employment to all qualified persons without discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under law. 

During the application process we will not ask for or collect any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g., date of birth; driver’s license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk, and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission. This notice should not be construed as an offer of employment or creating any terms of employment.