Position Description Associate Technical Specialist/Tooling Engineer Duties/Responsibilities Understand the operation of the HPPG Machining Department machines and cutting tools. Function as the “Go To” person when machining or tooling related quality problems occur. Monitor cutting tool inventory and purchase new tools & rework as needed. Work with tool suppliers on pricing and performance issues. Monitor tool performance & reliability. Develop improved tools as needed. Track tool life and issue scheduled tool change requests when needed. Train tooling associates to change tools and trouble shoot problems. Create and maintain tooling related procedures and related documents
Daily Task Performed Function as the “Go To’ person when machining or tooling related quality problems occur. Monitor tool performance & reliability. Develop improved tools as needed. Work with Quality staff to address all tooling related problems.
Minimum Job Relevant Knowledge Hands on/ high mechanical aptitude. Machining and tooling experience is ideal. Also organizing and maintaining a workplace.
Minimum Job Relevant Experience-(Type & Length of Time) Engineering degree- Min 1-year experience (co-op, etc.) Relevant industry experience (machine shop, etc.) 5 years
Education/Degree Certification Required Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering Technology (MFG option is a plus) Vocational program degrees and/or equivalent on the job experience may be considered
Required Skills Demonstrate logical & methodical thinking Must be well organized, even when managing multiple tasks Use excel & other Office Apps at mid-level Demonstrate independent thinking (i.e.- must be able to recognize problems and develop suitable solutions.)
Desired Skills and Abilities Knowledge of machining operations Understanding of cutting tool types and how they function CNC (Computer Numerical Control) programming/ operation knowledge Working knowledge of CAD software (SolidWorks and AutoCAD preferred) Use excel & other Office Apps at high level Quality system knowledge, esp. HPPG QMS