Sr Tool Design Engineer

Chula Vista, CA

5 - 7 years experience  •  Industrial Equipment & Supply

$80K - $100K
Posted on 08/10/17
Chula Vista, CA
5 - 7 years experience
Industrial Equipment & Supply
$80K - $100K
Posted on 08/10/17


The Sr. Tool DesignEngineerdesigns various tooling fixtures for machining, welding, assembly, handling, ground support and composites tooling.  Candidate must possess strong aptitude for performing stress analysis (FEM, classical methods), check reports by delegates and be a focal/consultant for tool stress.  On occasion, position requires support of Master Dimension activities, such as design assist for NC machining and Mylar creation and plotting for inspection tooling.  This position will interface directly with multiple engineering disciplines (Manufacturing, Product, Quality, Stress, etc).  The Tool Engineer will also serve as technical support for tooling related issues on new and legacy product designs and manufacturing processes.  Communicate and interface openly and frequently with Managers, Project Engineers and other discipline engineers and participate in periodic project reviews and customer discussions, as required, to ensure costumer satisfaction. Review and approve design basis and calculations of equipment sizing and technical specifications. Strong aptitude to adopt and implement Continuous Improvement and Lean principles. Carries out detailed tool design work utilizing CATION 3D modeling (Model Based Definition) designs standard work in agreement with Tool Design standards to meet expectations of leaders and customers. Responsible for preparing and presenting mechanicaldesigns at design reviews. If required, generates minutes from Design Reviews.Ensures design files and information are kept up to date, and stored in accordance with departmental procedures. Highlights all technical risks to the Tooling Lead/Manager.

Basic Qualifications

BS in Engineering Discipline

5-10 yrs direct relevant experience in Tool Engineering and Manufacturing, Operationsenvironment

Strong Mechanical/Manufacturing Aptitude

Good understanding of assembly, machining and composite manufacturing processes

Good understanding of tool fabrication processes including welding, machining, heat treat, etc.

Good understanding of Handling Equipment, and Ground Support Equipment

Good understanding of ANSI Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Experienced in Lean manufacturing principles and strong aptitude towards implementing continuous improvement

Experienced in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, etc.) and good technical writing skills

Experience with tooling stress analysis utilizing FEM and classical methods

Security Clearance Required: No

Visa Candidate Considered: No

Base Salary - $82,000 to $101,000 
Full-time Benefits - Full 
Relocation Assistance Available - Yes 
Commission Compensation - No 
Bonus Eligible - No 
Overtime Eligible - No 
Interview Travel Reimbursed - No 

5+ to 7 years experience
Management Experience Required - No
Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree
Willingness to Travel - Occasionally

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