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Project/Cost Engineer

Join Nolato GW in scenic Royalton, Vermont!  We are looking for a Project/Cost Engineer, who will be responsible for the preparation of mold construction, piece part and assembly cost estimates.

Nolato GW is a global leader in precision injection molding and contract manufacturing for the world’s most successful healthcare, automotive, and industrial OEMs.

Join an organization that is respected throughout the industry for our advanced technology, quality, and innovation – all while enjoying the benefits of stable ownership, a collaborative culture, professional development, continuing education, global opportunities, and an exceptional benefits package.

In addition to our competitive pay and full benefits package, Nolato GW is proud to offer a $3,000 hiring bonus for this position!



Project/Cost Engineer


Engineering (Bethel and Royalton)


Cost Engineering and Systems Manager



The Project/Cost Engineer will be responsible for the preparation of mold construction, piece part and assembly cost estimates. Works directly with customers, engineering managers, and commercial leaders, as necessary to develop competitive cost strategies.  May also participate in design reviews, advanced quality planning, molding trials, project management and debug of molds, processes and equipment.



  • Develop in-house tooling cost estimates based on customer supplied information (sketches, prints, models, etc.). Benchmark outside tool shops as required.

  • Estimate piece part production costs including cycle times, runner weights, part weights and packaging.

  • Estimate costs for secondary and assembly.

  • Estimate costs for quality submissions.

  • Assist in qualifying vendors for equipment, parts and services.

  • Assist in manufacturing cost reductions of molds and molding.

  • Evaluate new manufacturing procedures and make recommendations.

  • Consult  with  customers,  vendors,  or  other  individuals  to  discuss  and  formulate estimates and resolve issues.



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with minimum 10 years’ experience in a similar role.

  • Will also consider Associates degree and 10-15 years related experience and/or the equivalent combination.

  • Knowledge of injection mold design, construction & debug.

  • Knowledge of plastic materials and processing methods.

  • Knowledge of DFA/DFM principals.

  • Must be familiar with injection molding plastics for the automotive, medical and/or electronic industry.

  • Knowledgeable in quality standards, PPAP, IQ/OQ/PQ and geometric tolerancing.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram or schedule form.

  • Strong math skills including geometry, algebra and the ability to calculate product volumes, part and runner weights.

  • Attention to detail; excellent organizational, time management and record keeping skills.

  • Able to understand and interpret blueprints of plastic parts, assemblies and systems to a high level of competency.

  • Ability to identify problems and communicate solutions in an accurate and concise manner both electronically and verbally.

  • Ability to analyze quality requirements and associated costs.

  • Meticulous attention to detail.

  • Experience with CAD systems required.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite & Windows operating environment.

  • Must be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to adapt quickly.

  • Must be able to function well as an individual as well as in a team-oriented environment.



Royalton, Vermont, USA

Apply by

June 30, 2022

Contact person

Cathy Tempesta

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