Tool Design Engineer IV designs a wide variety of tools consistent with standard tool configuration, including cutting and forming tools. Studies blueprints and determines tool specifications and requirements by interfacing with manufacturing staff to determine the best design for the tool. Being a Tool Design Engineer IV performs calculations to determine exact dimensions, materials required and cost of the tools. Works with engineering to identify problems with performance or tool life and recommends solutions or enhancements. Additionally, Tool Design Engineer IV may submit bids to purchase tools as a cost saving alternative. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Tool Design Engineer IV is a specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. To be a Tool Design Engineer IV typically requires 7+ years of related experience.