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Tool Designer I

Schaumburg, Illinois

Job Description

Job Summary

Responsible for the design and development of tooling required to produce metal products for quick turn prototypes. This position can be specialized in a number of different tooling types but is normally focused at a particular area of tooling design (eg prototype/short run draw dies, form tools, etc). Works closely with product and process design teams to insure that tooling can be properly designed to produce the product under development.

  • Provide tooling design expertise to product development teams to ensure that the product has the needed design characteristics needed to reliably produce the product.
  • Provide specialized tooling design knowledge to project teams and manufacturing
  • Ability to troubleshoot and develop solutions to prototype and production tooling
  • Provides technical knowledge in the latest technologies used in specific tooling areas
  • Act as lead interface between project teams and tooling 
  • Set-up and program 3D printers 
  • Personal computer skills such as MICROSOFT OFFICE and relational database.
  • CAD software knowledge.  [ProE or Solidworks]
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a Team environment and take the lead on meeting critical timelines
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups
  • Ability to work under direct supervision
  • Ability to work with clearly defined project steps
  • Little to no knowledge of new product development processes and work flow
  • Little to no knowledge of some SBU product lines
  • Little to no experience in participating on multi-disciplinary product development teams
  • Limited knowledge of a particular technical area
Education & Experience Request
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline
  • 0-2 years experience
Referal Part

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