Tool Room Manager
Chelmsford, MA 
Posted 25 days ago
Job Description
Why Choose Us?

Novolex is a leader in packaging innovation, choice and sustainability. We manufacture products in paper, plastic and sustainable materials for the food, retail, health and industrial markets.

Our Sustainability Commitment

The Novolex sustainability vision is built upon three pillars: our products, our operations and our people. Each is critically important to our growth and future as a business. These pillars form the foundation of our company-wide commitment to sustainability, helping us achieve our ambitious goals through our wide-ranging initiatives.

How You'll Perform the Role

Position Summary:

The Tool Room Manager is responsible for managing a fleet of thin wall injection molding tools and the individuals that prepare and repairs thin wall injection molding tools for operation. The tool room manager will recommend repairs and capital expenditures for new tools as well as maintain critical spare components to ensure manufacturing can meet customers' demands.

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain accurate database of all tools and related run hours.
  • Develop and maintain records of the mold equipment regarding the expected life, proper care and storage of the mold equipment, recording replacement molds and new mold equipment as necessary to sustain the plant production operation along with operating expenses and mold budget expense.
  • Develop predictive maintenance plan for each tool as well as record work completed on each tool. Schedule all repairs and complete them on time and within budget without impacting production's needs.
  • Ensures that tooling maintenance performance is executed in a timely and cost-effective manner to maximize production.
  • Develop relationships with outside vendors to assist in maintaining the fleet of tooling and critical spare components.
  • Plan, supervise and coordinate the daily activities of the mold repair employees, Machinists, and Mold Shop Technicians to meet production and operating requirements and efficiencies.
  • Participate in cross functional teams to assist in troubleshooting tool issues that impact delivery and operational efficiency.
  • Promote an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Assist in developing programs to train tooling shop personnel.
  • Develop annual capital and operational budgets and operate within established budget parameters.

What We Need From You

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Six (6) or more years of experience in the field of thin wall Injection Molding Tooling preferred.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience in a supervisory or management position
  • Experience in working with manufacturing based technology required.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Word for Windows, EXCEL.

What You'll Get From Us


With safety as our top priority and a commitment to employee well-being an important focus, we offer comprehensive and competitive benefits that include medical, dental and vision insurance (including Telehealth options) as well as a variety of other well-being resources focused on mental, physical and financial health. Specific benefits and well-being programs may vary depending on where you work.

Community Engagement

At Novolex, giving back to the local communities that support us is important. Our Focused Giving Program prioritizes support for organizations whose missions promote sustainability initiatives or address food and hunger needs. We also encourage facility level support of activities in the communities where our employees live and work.

Training and Development

We offer constant opportunities for advancement. From skills development to advanced education programs, training and development programs and courses are available through Novolex University. Programs include company and industry training curricula, support for formal education through the Tuition Reimbursement Program, and a Learning Management System that supports and enhances employee skills at all levels of the organization.

Novolex™ an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
6 years
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