Lead Tooling Engineer  


Magic Leap is an eclectic group of people who share a magical vision of the future. And we’re growing.

Our mission is to harmonize people and technology to create a better, more unified world. Our vision is to amplify the best parts of you and to advance the human spirit.


As the Lead Tooling Engineer, your primary responsibility will be to collaborate with Hardware Engineering, Strategic Sourcing, and our tooling partners to design, produce, and qualify mass production tooling at our partners manufacturing sites. This role will be responsible for ensuring the creation of the highest quality tooling, and execution that provides a seamless support of demand. 


  • Design for Manufacturing: 3D model interrogations to provide insight on manufacturability per design intent. 
  • Perform MoldFlow simulations to influence material selections, gating schemes / tool designs, and provide detailed presentations to convey design intent to both suppliers and design teams. 
  • Review and provide advice on part print creation using GD&T principles to facilitate logical and efficient inspection criteria.
  • Working with Strategic Sourcing to generate tooling cost models for initial manufacturing and subsequent ECNs for all custom tooling
  • Tooling Approvals:  Manage digital information regarding all tooling to verify compliance to spec. This includes 3D design review and approval for primary tooling, as well as all ancillary pre and post process fixtures such as end of arm tooling, load cells, CNC fixtures, paint mask tooling, inspection fixtures, etc.  
  • In region FOT Coverage: Travel to regional sites abroad to assist in tooling bring-up, proving targeted quality specifications are met, and provide approval of parts for ship-to-build quantities.
  • Change Management: Coordinate engineering changes between mechanical teams and relevant suppliers to meet goals for spec compliance, cost targets, and build schedules.
  • Perform process optimizations when needed using statistical methodology. 
  • Create, manage, and publish project schedule metrics to upper management in proper time cycles. 
  • Managing tool construction build and process scheduling of all custom tooling from construction kick off through qualification phase. 


  • BS degree in mechanical engineering, plastics engineering, polymer science, or other applicable technical area.
  • Minimum of 10 years of broad experience designing, fabricating, debugging and launching tooling in high volume manufacturing while delivering on quality, cost and capacity.
  • Excellent knowledge of manufacturing processes for thermoplastics, thermosets, metal stamping, CNC machining, die casting, thixo molding, and Metal Injection Molding. 
  • Experience in 3D modeling / advanced surfacing for DFM and tool design reviews.
  • Expert in plastic molding simulations using Moldflow, to complete predictive analysis on component quality.
  • Experience with processing of molding, stamping, casting, CNC machining, etc. 
  • Proficient in statistical analysis for optimization and qualification of custom tooling. 
  • Experience with GD&T to evaluate and provide advice on print creation.
  • Computer literacy and a basic understanding and knowledge of computer based analytical tools (i. e. Spreadsheet, Word & Database, PowerPoint, JUMP or Minitab), and purchasing / accounting practices are important. 
  • Must exhibit problem solving skills, and possess an understanding of contracting and negotiating. 
  • Must be Innovative, self- motivated, have an ability to work with minimal supervision, and 
  • Exhibit strong leadership, and project management
  • Excellent written, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Experience with high-volume world-class design and manufacturing techniques for consumer electronic products

Additional Experience a Plus:

  • A working knowledge of OR practical experience with metrology equipment such as OGP, CMM, and CAV.
  • Practical experience in the application of embedded model based definition, (PMI Data), and or GD&T Advisor. 
  • Use of Structured Light Scanning such as the ATOS Scanner, and GOM software.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt trained in either LEAN or DFSS
  • Practical experience managing and performing process DOE’s


  • BS degree in mechanical engineering, plastics engineering, polymer science, or other applicable technical area.


  • All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines.



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