Hoffer Plastics
  • 28-Jan-2021 to 29-Mar-2021 (CST)
  • Tool Room
  • South Elgin, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Highly Competitive


The Tool Room Manager is responsible for all activities applicable to the tool rooms to ensure customer specifications are met, molds are ready for production in a timely manner, and all costs associated with mold repairs are within budget.


  • Directs, coaches, and counsels Tool Room personnel to do effective mold repairs, and prototypes.
  • Actively involved in new mold projects, aiding in Design for Manufacturing improvements.
  • Supports Manufacturing by maintaining or improving mold performance.
  • Manages internal resources effectively, taking into consideration various priorities, delivery dates and costs.
  • Manages work performed by outside suppliers
  • Maintains strict control over Tool Room expenditures, working closely with Hoffer Sales and Engineering, to promote customer financial involvement.
  • Quotes the Cost, Time and evaluates Risk for Customer driven mold revisions. This may involve direct customer contact at times. Can be trusted in these situations to present a professional demeanor that is complementary to Hoffer Plastics.
  • Stay abreast of new technology and or methods.


  • High School graduate with a post High School technical degree and journeyman Mold Maker status.
  • Ten years of direct on the job experience with exposure to a wide variety of mold types.
  • Mold design skills and extensive experience with the latest in CAD & CAM
  • Solid experience with MS Office software
  • Good communication skills. The ability to communicate at different levels with internal as well as external groups.
  • Experience with root cause analysis logic able to use said to solve difficult and repetitive problems.
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