Tool Designer Job Description

Tool Designer Job Description

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Tool designer provides leadership in the Drafting Department as a resource for Detail and Layout Drafters with respect to software knowledge, tolerance study, PLM system, ASME drafting standards, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and general problem solving.

Tool Designer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Actively maintains and improves knowledge of tool design, machines, engineering standards, procedures, new technology (materials, hydraulic and/or pneumatic clamping, ) through personal training and education
Provides engineering consultation on manufacturing processes, possible tooling and gaging requirements, and cost/delivery analysis
Work primarily on fixtures for assembly, pressing, work holding, special tools used in machining and assembly
Develop and implement cost reduction programs consistent with Lean Manufacturing principals
Lead or participate in cross functional project teams designed to introduce new products, improve existing products, better our manufacturing process or, advance our competitive advantage in the marketplace
Determine practical approach to determining tolerance as it relates to manufacturing and die construction
Provide estimate for the amount of hours to design, process, and manufacture and inspect tooling components to support all facets of final product delivery
Evaluate what equipment and process will be needed to complete the work
Uses computerized design and computer aided engineering tools to perform job requirements
Has a good knowledge of various materials (tools, steels )

Tool Designer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Tool Designer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: GD&T, CAD

Education for Tool Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the tool designer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Education, Design, Technical, Associates, Mechanical Engineering, Science, Technology, Manufacturing, Drafting

Skills for Tool Designer

Desired skills for tool designer include:

Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
Aluminum and steel welding
Ceramics and composite materials
Engineering standards
Geometric dimensioning and tolerance
New technology through personal training and education

Desired experience for tool designer includes:

Minimum of three (3) years hands-on machine and tool design experience using CATIA to develop fixtures and tools in support of DV testing
Associates Degree (minimum) and CATIA certificate required
Functional expertise operating servo-hydraulic and electromechanical equipment and test stands that deploy the fixtures to be designed
Working knowledge of test instrumentation used in testing and development on torque converters, transmissions, gear sets, axles, RDUs, PTUs, and their components and subsystems
Self-driven with the ability to work independently and as a leader of Technologists and technicians
Applied experience with a CAD package

Tool Designer Examples


Tool Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a tool designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for tool designer
  • Design injection molding tooling based on customer requirements
  • Execute design work with attention to detail
  • Meet schedules and maintain quality standards
  • Participate in projects with regards to new product development and introduction
  • Identify components that are required to be sourced externally and co-ordinate demands with purchasing
  • Follow all company policies, procedures and guidelines take actions that support team work, safety, and good housekeeping
  • Modify existing tool designs and document changes
  • Tool Design Engineers must ensure that project spending remains within budgeted guidelines
  • May be required to provide external tool design engineering support to insure cost effective production of products from all members of our vendor groups
  • Plans, coordinates and performs designs for complex components and assemblies using the preferred 3-Dimensional (3D) Computer Aided Design (CAD) tool and protocols
Qualifications for tool designer
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in electrical design with 1 year of semiconductor tool install
  • Extensive experience in application areas, such as robotics, motor drives, electrical power generation, electrical power systems, power electronics, renewables, smart grids
  • Student (f/m) at university or university of applied sciences
  • Fluent in English both verbal and written and Computer literate (Ms
  • 3D construction in CAD, pref
  • English - Pre-Intermediate

Tool Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a tool designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for tool designer
  • Candidate will use 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) system with considerable experience in Top Down design work for complex 3D engineering models and components
  • Creates Printed Circuit Board (PCB) fabrication drawings, plan PCB projects and create electronic schematic diagrams
  • Understanding, performing, and verifying Drafter duties with minimal guidance
  • Communicating with Tech
  • Must maintain a thorough knowledge of CAD including record maintenance, directory set-ups, and training assistance
  • Must maintain a high level of technical tooling and fixture knowledge
  • Works with other disciplines, such as mechanical, electrical, and process, to coordinate design needs for tool install packages, working independently to put together structural drawings to meet client needs
  • Conducts field investigations as needed to verify existing conditions
  • Manages and incorporates electronic redlines from the Structural Engineer using established workflows
  • Takes complete ownership of their portion of the structural scope, reliably working to meet schedule, budget, and quality requirements
Qualifications for tool designer
  • Must have experience in plastic injection or die cast tool design and layout
  • Students of Leonardo Da Vinci Institute
  • Procure all materials needed to complete projects model shop tools and supplies
  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering Discipline required
  • Minimum two years of applicable experience required
  • Associates degree or equivalent experience in tooling/fixture design or mechanical design

Tool Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a tool designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for tool designer
  • Supports construction activities such as conducting field observations and assisting with Requests For Information (RFIs)
  • Proactive in advancing workflows, systems, and tools within their own discipline, including design automation skills
  • Highly focused on quality, ensuring conformance with established structural standards, project standards, and project delivery processes
  • Able to support work for/in other offices (possibly including Temporary Duty Assignments)
  • Establish a course of action to implement tooling changes and production improvements
  • Provide technical assistance to production operations
  • Have a full understanding of engineering materials and their application
  • Support coordination of problem solving activities for issues related to processing, design, construction and sampling of large die cast dies
  • Support PDT (Product Development Teams)
  • Support MTTR (Mean Time To Repair) initiatives for Die Cast Tooling
Qualifications for tool designer
  • AutoCad/Solid Works training or equivalent
  • Automation basic programming and maintenance
  • Currently enrolled in a CAD program
  • Open to 1st or 2nd year students
  • Experience with Pro-E is preferred
  • Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology

Tool Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of tool designer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for tool designer
  • Utilize Magma analysis to optimize part quality and tool function
  • Develop die layout
  • Observe users on jobsites to develop understanding of customer requirements and gain inspiration for new product opportunities
  • Drive concept generation through brainstorms, competitive assessments, market opportunities and unmet user needs
  • Communicate the design intent through visual storytelling to gain acceptance by project stakeholders
  • Thrive in a fast-pace design environment, with the agility to work between several projects concurrently
  • Apply fundamental ergonomics relative to the project
  • Produce documentation necessary to communicate the design intent to global engineering and marketing teams
  • Create comprehensive presentations which outline concepts to multidisciplinary teams
  • Follow project through all stages leading to production to ensure detailing and design intent is intact
Qualifications for tool designer
  • Analytical thinker, detail oriented
  • Self-motivated, ambitious to resolve challenges
  • Excellent team composure and ability to take direction from various teams
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • At least 2 years in Tool Design
  • Experience with DFM

Tool Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a tool designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for tool designer
  • Assist the Engineer in charge with the analysis of research and engineering problems
  • Work from general specifications to create original layouts of all but the most complex products
  • Design components such as die castings, plastic molded parts, sheet metal stampings and screw machine parts
  • Make detail drawings and/or CAD models of components and subassemblies
  • Perform dimensioning and tolerancing calculations
  • Assist in the acquisition and analysis of information and test data pertaining to research concepts, products, designs, subassemblies and components
  • From general information prepare drawings, product BOM’s and Change Notices for release and/or change distribution
  • Analyze prototype and competitive tools and measure and record data and information for evaluation by Engineers
  • Work with Electrical Engineers to design Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBA) for AC & DC circuits in new and existing products
  • Fulfill component librarian duties including creation of component footprints, generation of schematic symbols, and entry of new parts in the Electronics CAD (ECAD) library
Qualifications for tool designer
  • It would be preferred if you haveexperience in Python, XSLT and knowledge on Web technologies
  • Previous tooling experience a plus
  • Ideal candidate will have 5+ years experience with Creo modeling and foundry tooling design
  • 4 year Degree in Engineering Field
  • 3 to 5 years of on the job experience in the field of EPDM Rubber Extrusion Tool Design Engineering
  • CAD Design experience, SolidWorks is preferable

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