Tooling Design Engineer

Company Name:
Precor Inc.
Job Descriptions:
Position Summary
The Tooling Design Engineer is responsible for the research, planning, design, and documentation of tools and fixtures used in a production-manufacturing environment. The incumbent will participate on new product development teams as well as supporting existing production areas. The incumbent will provide complete design packages and work directly with the toolmakers during tool construction.
Scope of Position
The Tooling Design Engineer reports to the Tooling Manager and works under general supervision. The position involves a high degree of interface with all departments. Tasks range from simple to complex. Organization, follow-through, and communication skills are important factors in daily administration of this position. The incumbent will use technical judgment while developing and designing tools and fixtures. The incumbent will also participate on cross-functional teams involving members of other departments.
Essential Job Functions
Tool Development
o Researches and develops core technologies required by Precor to sustain or improve its competitive lead.
o Designs, develops, and documents tooling designs that meet the functional, cost, reliability, manufacturability, and safety requirements of Precor.
o Acquires and applies skills necessary to design, develop, and introduce new tooling, within budget constraints and on schedule.
o Identifies, quantifies, and implements tools, methods, processes, and equipment that improve the quality, reliability, and productivity of the process departments.
o Continuously evaluates tooling designs during development to provide robust and reliable tools.
o Perform various types of testing to gather data for developing functional specifications for tooling designs.
o Provides training to the end user on the operation of tools.
o Conducts tool design reviews as described in PRECOR's standard operating procedure document.
Tooling Design
o Designs weld fixtures for robotic welding cells.
o Designs assembly fixtures and tools for production work cells.
o Designs ergonomic aids as needed.
o Designs custom hydraulic press tools.
o Designs tools that require minimal debugging after release to production.
o Specifies pneumatic, hydraulic, or electrical components and/or controls.
o Uses Solidworks CAD program for all tooling designs.
o Understands Poke-Yoke and uses it on tooling designs as much as is practical.
o Maintains tooling CAD models and keeps documentation up-to-date.
o Creates detailed drawings and work instructions for tooling designs.
o Procures tooling components required for tooling construction.
o Provides user instructions for tooling and fixtures.
Performs other duties as assigned
Required Experience:
Education and Experience Requirements
Any equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job, will be considered.
o AA Degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering required.
o BS Degree preferred.
o Minimum of 4 years in tool design using standard CAD programs.
o Experience in the design of weld fixtures, both manual and automatically controlled.
o Experience in the design press tools.
o Experience with industrial electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems and controls.
o Experience with Solidworks CAD software for tooling design and documentation.
o Experience with manufacturing processes, including welding, machining, robotics, and assembly.
o Experience with GD&T.
o Experience with DFM/DFA.
o Customer Focus - solicits and uses feedback for continuous improvement. Strives for quality and excellence.
o Accountability - takes a no excuses approach to making things happen. Takes responsibility for own actions and results.
o Teamwork - Actively assists to move the team toward the completion of goals
o Communication Skills - Effectively expresses ideas and thoughts verbally and in written form.
o Collaboration - Establishes collaborative relationships to achieve objectives
Working Environment
o Normal office conditions with frequent work in various areas including, assembly, welding, machine shop, paint, and tooling departments.
o The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate.
o Occasional external customer interface and travel may be required.
Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
o Light physical effort in an office and shop environment.
o Occasional lifting up to 40 lbs.
o Walking between plants is frequently required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Keyword: Design, Solidworks
From: Precor Inc.

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