Job Description

Tool Designer

Contract 12+ months M-F 40 hours weekly

The primary responsibility of this role will be supporting the development of new product/development processes, as well as applying new manufacturing technologies for tooling and workholding to existing mature production programs. You’ll take ownership and drive results performing challenging and non?routine tool and fixture designs requiring the application of standard engineering techniques and procedures. In addition to the accountability for the assembly and manufacturing processes. You may also help support our other aircraft facilities worldwide as required.


Use Siemens NX (Unigraphics) to create designs of jigs, fixtures, gages, and test equipment. The designs should be both economical to build and use.
Work closely with Manufacturing Engineers, Product Engineers, and A&T Technicians to ensure the designs work as requested.
Support the fabrication of complex machined parts and sub-assemblies by creating tooling and fixtures to aid in the manufacturing and assembly of these parts and assemblies.
Prepare detailed drawings of your designs. These detailed drawings may be used to manufacture the fixtures in the Client Model Shop or at suppliers.
Explore new work holding techniques and tooling to expand Client’s tooling and fixturing capabilities
Evaluate and develop new and emerging technologies in cutting tools and work holding for development and production machining and product assembly and test.
Maintain contact with the Client Tool Room and Outside Shops regarding the economic manufacturability of your designs.
Coordinate with various departments and team members so machining and assembly constraints are understood and the design will function in this environment.
Estimate tooling and fixture design times.
Recommend tooling, fixturing, and gaging concepts to help engineers manufacture and assemble complex components.

Basic Requirements:

A high school diploma, or equivalent, plus a minimum of five years’ experience working as a tool and fixture designer or two years of technical training in this field, plus a minimum of two years working in drafting and design.

Additional Requirements:

Strong tooling and/or fixture design experience.
Strong CAD drafting and design skills are a must.
Siemens NX (Unigraphics) experience is a plus.
A knowledge of cutting tools and gages used in precision machining.
Working knowledge of GD&T and how to apply it to tool and fixture designs.
The ability to work as both an individual contributor and as part of a cross functional team.
Applicant must have a working knowledge of precision machine shop practices, cutting tools, jig and fixture design.
A progressive thinker and Self-starter to help advance our current methodologies and technologies.
The ability to think and design “Outside the box”.
Experience with quick change fixturing is a plus.
A “Lean Mindset” and leadership skills to drive change towards a “Lean factory” and “Standardized Work” is a plus. (Lean belt certification a plus)
Excellent communication and documentation skills to work effectively with a variety of people.
• Proficiency with NX CAD software
• Previous Assembly and Test related tooling and fixture design experience related to aerospace/automotive/hydraulic systems
• Drawing checking and GD&T experience
• Experience working with cross functional teams

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