The Tooling Designer utilizes CAD software extensively and occasionally hand sketches to design welding, machining, and assembly fixtures for manufacturing.
·Continually improve the manufacturability of products via innovative and simplistic tooling designed with limited direction and supervision.
·Work with product engineering, manufacturing engineering, and manufacturing to design cost effective, efficient tooling and fixturing.
·Treat people fairly
·Solve manufacturing and fixturing problems and make improvements by soliciting and collaborating with customers, other employees, and suppliers, and working together to provide the best solutions.
Continually strive to find better ways to complete tasks and be the best in the industry.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Design fixtures and tooling in Pro Engineer/CREO and make detailed 2D prints of all components.
Fabricate or modify custom equipment, fixtures, and tooling for use in manufacturing.
Introduce tooling and fixturing designs to custom fabrication and production and train employees on its proper use.
Manage portions of major projects independently.Maintain an up-to-date written list of assigned tasks and communicate with engineering and manufacturing management to set priorities.
Solicit input from individuals and teams on current and future manufacturing tooling and fixturing improvements.
Complete related documentation, proposals, and write reports.
Provide technical assistance to tooling builders during the production of tooling and fixturing.
Cost justify various tooling designs.
Maintain work area in a clean and orderly fashion and conform to all quality and safety procedures.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience - The individual must have a high school diploma or GED. Advanced education in engineering or manufacturing or three years experience in manufacturing required. The position requires knowledge and basic skills in the areas of machining, fabrication, welding, assembly, and CAD software. Pro Engineer/CREO experience is preferred.
Communication Skills - Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical/advanced instructions, CAD prints, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and engineering/manufacturing documentation and correspondence. Ability to write reports and manufacturing correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations and to respond to questions from other employees.
Mathematical Skills - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform advanced functions including algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and engineering calculations for strength and stress.
Reasoning Ability - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to assume responsibility for the result of decisions made.
Skills/Abilities - Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including computer, scanner telephone/voice mail systems, and copier. Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Word (tables, charts, photos, etc.) and Excel (charting, graphing, formulas, filters, etc.), internet and e-mail. Ability to work independently and to organize and prioritize tasks to meet required deadlines. Ability to accept constructive criticism and work well under pressure.