Senior Tooling & Process Engineer

Silgan Closures

Downers Grove, IL

What we offer you:

  • Salary range of 130k – 140k
  • A great corporate culture where you feel like a member of the family – achievements are recognized, acknowledged, and celebrated.
  • Opportunities for advancement.
  • A comprehensive benefits packaging, including medical, dental, vision, company-paid life insurance, 401(k) plan with company match, paid time offer, wellness programs, educational assistance, training, and more!

What you'll do:

  • Focus on tooling and process development for steel and aluminum closures.
  • Deliver tooling and processes to support new product developments and improve manufacturability, quality, maintenance and reliability performance.
  • Identify and deploy tooling and processing best practices that improve and standardize performance across all metal manufacturing facilities.
  • Provide technical support of existing manufacturing equipment, tooling, and processes with metal manufacturing operations.

You'll love it here if you:

  • Like to develop and specify materials for metal and plastic closures for the food & beverage industry
  • Working at a stable, reliable, and environmentally conscious company

What you'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum eight (8) years’ experience in mechanical engineering, manufacturing and/or project management
  • Knowledge of tooling and metal manufacturing processes.
  • Proficiency using solid modeling for design engineering (preferably SolidWorks) and with statistical data analysis techniques and using that information to make good design decisions.
  • Able to travel up to 50% to manufacturing facilities located in Indiana and Pennsylvania.

Who we are:

  • Leading worldwide supplier of rigid packaging for shelf-stable food and other consumer goods products
  • You can help us make products that are in every grocery store and probably your kitchen pantry!
  • The products being produced include steel lids for jars used in food production applications (pickles, jams, salsa, baby food, tomato sauce, etc.) and aluminum roll-on closures for beverages
  • Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.

Silgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability, which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with, or without reasonable accommodation of any other protective status.

Silgan is a drug-free workplace.

You should be proficient in:

  • Tool/Die/Mold Setup Experience
  • Engineering Degree