Tool Designer

Recruiter
EDAC Technologies
Location
Cheshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 13, 2017
Closes
Sep 09, 2017
Industry
Manufacturing
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Tool Designer

Position Description

The Tool Designer develops manufacturing tooling and equipment through the application of engineering fundamentals, applied research, and Design for Manufacturability (DFM) principles. You will develop and implement manufacturing process and tooling improvements to increase production yields and improve manufacturing throughput. You will also lead complex projects independently with minimal supervision as well as support R&D and sustaining engineering projects with tool concept development and design.

Duties & Responsibilities

* Research, develop and implement improvements to manufacturing tooling and equipment to improve product quality, increase throughput and reduce process variability.

* Investigate off-the-shelf tooling solutions and evaluate appropriateness for use versus custom tooling including performance, lead time and cost analyses.

* Design, fabricate and evaluate manufacturing and inspection tooling. Perform Tool Qualification as needed. Establish documentation to support implementation of new tooling in production.

* Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineers on new or modified tooling, equipment and associated processes.

* Support R&D projects with tool design. Providing input on manufacturing tooling and equipment requirements, developing concepts and preparing the manufacturing area for pilot production activities.

* Design of repair tooling, gages, assembly/ disassembly and water jet fixtures, and knowledge of Government Drawing Standards for Support Equipment tooling related to Jet engine Depot requirements.

* Knowledge of layer, file naming conventions and geometric tolerance for major jet engine OEMs.

Requirements

* Knowledge of Pratt and Whitney Military designs and standards. Experience with SEO 200 standards preferred.

* BS in Mechanical Engineering and/or at least 3-5 years of successful experience in Manufacturing Engineering equivalency.

* Unigraphics/NX 9.0 - 3D modeling experience required.

* Expertise in relevant materials and manufacturing process techniques.

* Expertise in methods of product and process development.Posted by StartWire