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Lead Tool Design Engineer

Seeking a first rate Lead Tooling Engineer with experience in tooling design and composite aircraft production. The primary task for this role will be to design Composite layup tooling for all programs as well as being the subject matter expert. This engineer will be able to evaluate factors such as tolerance, production rate, cure temperature, program schedule, CTE, and part quantity to determine the best options for tooling.

Your Mission:
• Perform all engineering activities related to the design and construction of new tools and modification of existing tools for aerospace composites manufacturing.
• Responsible for working with personnel throughout the company to help resolve any engineering related tooling issues that may impact the manufacturing delivery schedule.
• Document findings, communicate results, make technical presentations, and may represent the organization as the prime technical contact on tooling related projects.
• Investigate manufacturing problems and recommend corrective action.
• Develop and maintains Tool Design and Drawing Standards.
• Study specifications and confer with engineering and shop personnel to resolve design problems related to material characteristics, dimensional tolerances, service requirements, manufacturing procedures, and cost of tools.
• Prepare models, drawings, engineering changes, and specifications.
• Facilitate project updates to management, and engage frequently with engineers.
• Interface daily with many departments at various technical and management levels.
• Develop, evaluate, and improve tool manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials, thermal coefficients, fabrication processes, production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards.
• Estimate tool production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
• Confer with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate tool production or procurement.

What you bring:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a concentration in a relevant Engineering discipline plus 5 years on the job experience.
• 10+ years of role related experience may be substituted for formal education.
• Experience in aircraft composite fabrication and assembly processes.
• Knowledge of lean manufacturing philosophies and tools.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.
• Ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
• Excellent Organizational Skills and problem-solving skills.
• Strong team player
• Excellent computer skills, word, excel and PowerPoint.
• CAD experience (Catia V5 preferred, but any CAD experience acceptable)
• Ability to read, interpret and create engineering drawings.
• Knowledge and experience with AS9100 a plus.
• Experience with manufacturing based ERP systems a plus.
• Knowledge of GD&T a plus
• Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

The Structures Company is an AA/EOE.
Job Number: 313
Job Location: CA
Rate: $65-$70/Hr.
Per Diem: Yes
Duration: 9+ Months
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 06/05/2019
Last Updated: 07/03/2019
Attention: Debbie Aubert
Address: P O BOX 2278
City, State: SEAL BEACH, CA 90740
Phone: 714/823-3000

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