Project Engineer, Sr. Tooling

Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Mukwonago, WI, US, 53149

Company: Aptar Group


At Aptar, we use insights, design, engineering and science to create innovative packaging technologies that build brand value for our customers, and, in turn, make a meaningful difference in the lives, looks, health and homes of people around the world.


Every day, Aptar creates “a-ha moments” for its customers and their consumers and patients by continually bringing innovations to market that convert non-dispensing packaging into breakthrough product-dispensing systems, including those that give people more effective ways to put on their favorite fragrance, kids the opportunity to pour ketchup without making a mess and patients connected technologies that help them more easily adhere to treatment.


We have manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and South America and over 13,000 dedicated employees in 18 different countries.



•    Attract and develop high performing people.
•    Promote a diverse and inclusive work environment.
•    Allow for failure by allowing people to make mistakes through an open and trusting environment.
•    Invest in the development of employees through local, regional and global career opportunities.
•    Contribute to the communities where we reside.



We have an exciting position open in Mukwonago, WI: Project Engineer, Sr. Tooling


The Project Engineer’s role is an integral part of the project execution process and forms an integral link between all departments, procedures & resources involved in its success.


Reporting to the Deployment Manager, the Project Engineer’s primary responsibility is to lead, drive, and manage all applicable engineering and technical aspects associated with the Product Development Process, Continuous Improvement initiatives, and necessary production/manufacturing support/problem solving.  The Product Development Process includes (but not limited to) the specification, ordering, development, qualification, installation, validation & production ramp-up of injection molds that are designed for the high speed, mass-volume production and assembly of high quality dispensing closure systems. This process requires the position to apply all internal standards, procedures and activity necessary for effective project execution.

Job Elements & Position Responsibilities

  • Drive the specification, quotation, engineering and procurement process for molds and auxiliary equipment through cell approval.
  • Managing and coordinating purchase requisitions, project documentation & sampling to data review process.
  • Leading, coordinating, managing and supervising the delivery and sampling of new molds, and supporting the integration of EOT, robotics and assembly equipment.
  • Driving and supporting the Product Development process to ensure Stage Gate progression.
  • Support ISO efforts by complying with ISO documentation procedure.
  • Seek and develop new technology advancements that will help gain a competitive edge.
  • Engage in the process of product design validation, through the use of prototyping, process development & materials selection.
  • Project management proficiency and vendor management skills.
  • Explore, assess, and initiate project engineering process across multiple technical disciplines.   Leverage engineering process knowledge to seek the required expertise internally and externally to drive technical solutions.
  • Provide support to Manufacturing (molding rooms) and the Toolroom, for both the operations center and outside molders.
  • Lead and participate in Continuous Improvement Projects.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Travel:  Domestic and global up to 35%.




    • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Plastics, Rigid Packaging or related technology with minimum of 8 years of experience.
    • Or Two-year Engineering Associates degree or equivalent considered with a minimum of 12 years of injection molding experience.


Required Qualifications:


    • Understanding and expertise in Injection Molding Tool Build, Plastics Processing and Mold Qualification.
    • Qualification in or basic understanding of statistics & experience in its application for data analysis.


Non-Mandatory Job Qualifications:

  • Plastic part design for Engineering
  • Scientific Injection Molding
  • Experience with Mold Flow Simulation
  • Familiarity with ISO Standards
  • Design of Experiments Knowledge & Experience
  • Knowledge of Instrumental Methods of Analysis



•    An exciting, diverse and value based working environment. 
•    Award-winning corporate university offering personal development and training opportunities.   
•    Competitive base salary and performance-based bonus plan. 
•    Contribute to the communities where we reside. 

•    An outstanding benefits package, which includes 401(k), vacation, medical, dental, vision, maternity/paternity leave, life insurance for you and optional for your dependents, LTD, STD, flex spending, pet care, auto & home, critical illness, and a wellness program.


Aptar is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that a diverse workforce is key to our success. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. 

Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee