Engineering Manager in Chicago, IL at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 2/15/2021

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JobID: 381733

Johnson Service Group (JSG) is a nationally recognized Contract Engineering and Technical Staffing firm specializing in Engineering and Manufacturing. We are currently recruiting for an Engineering Manager – Tool Design  

Must be local (will not consider out of state candidates) and able to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.


Direct overall operation of Tool Design Engineering; manage all duties and responsibilities of engineers, drafters and clerks. Involved in the complex product specifications, tool design, machine requirements, & plant operations decision making. Effects quality by ensuring department performs in accordance with Operating System requirements.


• Assign projects for tool design and tool improvements.

• Communicate with tooling suppliers regarding specifications and concerns.

• Recommend changes in materials, production methods, product specifications, tooling, equipment and internal procedures to improve manufacturing quality and efficiency.

• Review new product specifications and requirements for manufacturability.

• Prepare cost estimates for products being quoted.

• Maintain planned department objectives by scheduled job performance reviews, recommended hiring, discipline, merit increase, and promotions.

• Contribute to the preparation of the department annual operating budget; review monthly expenses against budget and take any necessary action to maintain balance.

• Keep abreast of the latest technical changes in manufacturing through technical journals, seminars and supplier presentation to promote progress.

• Administer company policies and procedures and resolve any personnel problems which may affect department performance.

• Coordinate production plans with the manager of production control, and resolve production problems with production supervisor.

• Attend staff meetings, supplier team meetings, and project team meetings; discuss department operations with managers to ensure proper communication.

• Adhere to Company Quality Policy and follow appropriate procedures as documented in training agreement.

• Follow safety rules and keep work area in a clean and orderly condition.

• Perform other related duties as assigned.


• Strong knowledge of mechanical engineering math, metallurgy, machines, tooling, quality technology and practices required.

• Strong knowledge of management and personnel administration principles required.

• Must have a strong working knowledge of personal (MS Word, Excel, Access), mainframe (EMS) and drafting (AutoCad) computer hardware and applications.

• Strong leadership, interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills required.

• Must be a self-starter with good organizational skills and a high level of reliability.

• Must be a self-motivated team player.

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