Progress-Werk Oberkirch AG

Tooling expert (m/f)

Main Tasks: 

  • Responsible for communication with tooling suppliers in technical matters
  • Feasible support of tooling suppliers for constructive solutions and changes in consideration of PWO standards as well as functional, material, production technical and economic points of view
  • Review and release of each tooling single milestone (strip layout, construction design, buy-off, transport, etc.) in agreement with project manager
  • Project tracking (milestone related time line check)
  • Prepare and customization of timing schedules and reports
  • Project related documentation and data maintenance
  • Cooperation and communication with cross-functional departments, suppliers and project manager
  • Constructive support of try-outs, series ramp-ups and series production
  • CMM report analysis
  • Continuously tooling supplier development inclusive implementation and up-dating of PWO standards 



  • Mechanical engineer or technician is preferred
  • Experience in tooling for at least 5 years and good knowledge of progressive and transfer tool design, machining, assembly and tryout till series production
  • Fluent in English, additional knowledge of German and/or Chinese would be an advantage
  • Familiar with design software (UG, CATIA, Solid Edge preferred)
  • Familiar with the European and US tooling standards
  • Good knowledge of tooling tryout root cause and blue spotting analysis
  • Good knowledge in technical negotiation in consideration of all tooling related aspects
  • Ability to evaluate tool and single component dimensions, quality, costs and time line
  • Working experience in China
  • Versed in the use of MS-Office and SAP
  • Considerable willingness to travel
  • Highly motivated for independently working
  • Ability to handle business relationships with suppliers
  • Open-minded and sensitive to technical challenges
  • Strong awareness of the project management


Larissa Mauch

Human Resources

Recruiting & Employer Branding

+49 7802 84-450