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Senior Tool Design Engineer
Posted on Jan 31
Seeking a Senior Tool Design Engineer to design a broad range of tooling including progressive dies, molds, fine blank dies, and supporting components for a global market leader. This person will also design jigs and fixtures for production and test/experimental use; review specifications and consult with engineering and shop personnel to resolve design problems related to material characteristics, dimensional tolerances, service requirements, manufacturing procedures, and costs of tooling.
Development of clearly defined & documented project requirements and project schedule(s).
Resource estimates and plans; costing and cost targets; and budget monitoring.
Data collection & analysis; status and final reports; and analysis of alternatives when necessary.
Verification/tooling qualification; validation and design reviews; tooling design & documentation.
Production training, project schedule adjustment, coordination, closure, and critique.
Identifying opportunities for improvement; failure analysis; identify corrective actions and maximize production up time.
Support for tooling prints, stamping/molding process, tooling including: progressive dies, molds, fine blank dies, and supporting components.
Risk analysis and recommendations on new technologies.
Reporting, documentation, technical presentations, guidance to Engineers and related departments, and coaching product design for manufacturing.
B.S. in Engineering or equivalent discipline strongly preferred.
8+ years of experience in Design and background in Build, Blanking and using progressive tooling.
Progressive die design and build experience required.
Solid understanding of mechanical systems and manufacturing processes
Conceptual understanding of the design of manufacturing equipment or other machine tools
New tooling design development/major design upgrades for various types of tooling
Understanding of metal stamping, cold forming, prototype tooling.
Demonstrated knowledge and practical application of CAD Solid modeling in 3D CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, Pro/E, Inventor)
Familiar with Logopress and SAP
Proven ingenuity, craftsmanship, and judgment in applying technical knowledge to tooling design
Demonstrates commitment and actively works for continuous improvement in processes and technical knowledge and uses performance data for improvement in key areas of tool design
Current with technical advancements in the tooling area
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
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