Job Purpose: Lead tool design process to support and expand company’s metalforming capabilities and related manufacturing processes.

Essential Job Functions:
• Work directly with Engineering, Toolroom, and Program Management to design stamping dies, gages, fixtures, and related equipment for in-plant use
• Evaluate and perform strip layouts and quotes for tooling and production, based on given set of inputs
• Utilize 2D/3D Cad and formability software as required for quotes/feasibility/design
• Performs research, design, and development of manufacturing processes including production flow, assembly methods, production equipment, and environmental impact
• Study existing tooling and methods to increase design capabilities
• Act as a technical resource for customers and assist in addressing and resolving questions and concerns related to product design and manufacturability
• Maintain and update drawing files
• Follow all company policies and procedures as applicable to position
• Specify, order, and perform follow-up for tooling and related support equipment
• Estimate costs and delivery of tooling and equipment
• Analyze the causes and effects of major tooling difficulties, and develop recommendations and action plans for solutions
• Assist the Tool Room, Maintenance, and any outside vendor sources in updating and training for tooling or tool-related production equipment, document actions and results
• Assist Sales Department to determine manufacturing feasibility for product design and cost reduction programs
• Understand and follow health, safety, security, quality, and environmental practices

Non-Essential Job Functions:
• Provide reports as needed
• Stay current in new development in the industry
• Travel maybe required
• Other tasks, duties, and responsibilities as requested by the Vice President or other member of management

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
• High School diploma or equivalent required
• Degree and/or certificate in Tool Design and/or Tool and Die
• Toolmaker/Engineering background preferred
• Proficient using Solidworks software for design, Logopress Die Design software experience also preferred, as well as formability software
• 5 years minimum designing progressive stamping dies, fixtures, and related tooling

Abilities, Skills and Knowledge:
• Ability to read and interpret complex drawings, including GD&T specifications
• Apply experience related to manufacturability for product and tool designs
• Effective communication skills with customers, vendors, and co-workers
• Ability to lead and assist in launch of new tooling projects
• Thorough understanding of metal forming process, techniques, and material properties
• Self-motivated
• Effectively work as team
• Analytical thinking
• Detail oriented
• Ability to work under specified timelines

Physical Demands:
• Requires sitting, intermittent standing, and walking
• Regularly required to talk and hear
• Occasionally required to reach above shoulders, climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch
• Lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
• Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls

Training Requirements:
• Training requirements as applicable to the Quality Management System and Environmental Management System

Work Environment:
• Primary work is performed in engineering office
• Noise level in the manufacturing environment is loud

Protective Equipment Required: (In Manufacturing Area)
• Steel-toed work shoes
• Ear plugs
• Safety glasses with side shields

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NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.