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Tool Design Engineer

Company: Collins Aerospace
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Job Description:

At Collins Aerospace, we're dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry - all to redefine aerospace.
We are looking for a Staff Tool Design Engineer who will work directly with multiple engineering disciplines; Operations, Programs, Quality, Stress and Spares. The Senior Tool Design Engineer will designs various tooling, fixturing for machining, welding, assembly, handling, ground support and composites tooling. The Tool Engineer will also serve as technical support for tooling related issues on new and legacy product designs and manufacturing processes.
Primary Responsibilities

  • Carries out detailed tool design work utilizing CATIA V5 3D modelling (Model Based Deifintion) designs standard work.
  • Designs various tooling, fixturing for machining, welding, assembly, handling, ground support and composites tooling
  • Support of Master Dimension activities, such as design assist for NC machining and Mylar creation and plotting for inspection tooling.
  • 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 customer satisfaction.
  • Perform calculations of equipment/structures sizing, and define structural and technical specifications
  • Strong stress analysis capabilities required in both FEM and classical methods.
  • Agreeing the Tool Design approach with leaders and customers.
  • Highlights all technical risks to tooling lead
  • Prepare and present mechanical design reviews
  • Keep all design files accurate, up to date and stored in accordance with departmental procedures
  • Serve as technical support for tooling related issues on new and legacy designs
  • Adopt and implement continuous improvement using the ACE operating system
  • Participate in or lead 3P, assembly flow and part family events
  • Participate in Producibility and NPI events and processes
    Experience & Qualifications Education
    • Bachelor's degree and 7 years of relevant experience
    • OR
      • Advance degree and 5 years of relevant experience
      • OR
        • In absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience is required
          Basic Qualifications
          • Experience in Tool Engineering and Manufacturing, Operations environment (Aerospace preferred).
          • Experience with CATIA V5
          • Experience in tooling design, fabrication, development, testing, and validation
          • Strong Mechanical/Manufacturing Aptitude.
          • Experience with design for manufacturability
          • Team player with ability to communicate effectively and continuously with leadership
          • Ability to prepare technical Statement of Work packages for offload of design
          • Knowledge of design and manufacturing processes of jig and fixtures, composite tooling
          • Knowledge and understanding of assembly, machining and composite manufacturing processes.
          • Knowledge and understanding of tool fabrication processes including welding, machining, bonding, heat treat, etc.
          • Knowledge and understanding of Handling Equipment (loads, CG), and Ground Support Equipment.
          • Thorough understanding of load path, load balance, free body diagram and experience in classical analysis methods used in Aerospace structural analysis
          • Knowledge of stress analysis methods and requirements for tooling & handling equipment
          • Proficient in ANSI Y14 Dimensional Methods
          • Ability to travel up to 25% domestically and internationally
            Preferred Qualifications
            • Experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment
            • Strong knowledge of Aerospace tooling including detail parts, assemblies and composites
            • Excellent planning and organizational skills with methodical and thorough problem solving
            • Experienced in Lean manufacturing principles and strong aptitude towards implementing continuous improvement
            • Working knowledge of statistical process control and PFMEA
              At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form - with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.
              Some of our competitive benefits package includes:
              • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
              • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
              • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution
              • Life insurance and disability coverage
              • Ability to buy an additional week of vacation
              • Employee scholar program
              • Funding of courses for pursuing approved certifications
              • Annual Merit and performance review
              • Numerous paths for advancement - both within team you join and outside
              • UTFlex program consideration
              • Primary CareTake leave
              • Parental Leave
              • And More!! Apply now and be part of the team that's redefining aerospace, every day.

Keywords: Collins Aerospace, Chula Vista , Tool Design Engineer, Engineering , Chula Vista, California

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