Design and develop progressive tooling, fixtures and gages for manufacturing new and existing products. Develop tool assembly and component drawings. Work from engineering models, piece part drawings, or components and assemblies to design progressive dies, trim dies, fixtures and gages. Must have excellent time management skills to achieve quality designs in sometimes shortened lead times while still being able to support the tool room on current projects.
Work directly with customer, design manager and tool room manager to establish design concept for progressive dies, compound dies, stage tooling, jigs and fixtures that meet or exceed the requirements.
Prepare strip layouts, plan views, BOM’s, detail drawings, and other documents as required.
Create wire EDM blocks, jigs, fixtures and other required components to assist tool room in increased productivity during the build and development of tooling.
Order purchased components when required.
Make engineering changes to existing designs.
Work with tool room directly during the build and development of all tooling to ensure design and tool create a part the meets and exceeds customer standards.
Report project status to management on a regular basis.
Ability to work in a collaborative environment assisting other designers and tool room staff with projects to achieve the highest quality product in time sensitive situations.
Assist with other related duties as required or assigned.
2-5 years experience as a tool designer or equivalent.
Tool Maker background preferred.
Experience with Solidworks preferred.