Mechanical Design Engineer (Jigs/Fixtures/Tooling)
Salary: £27,000 - £37,000pa
A global Aerospace and Defence organisation specialising in high performance systems and equipment is looking for a Tooling Design Engineer which focuses on the initiation, development and management of feasible, cost-effective and reliable engineering jig/fixture and tooling designs from concept through to production.
You will be working closely with the production, development and Design Services teams providing accurate design for manufacture and assembly solutions forming part of a mechanical design team that is situated within the Engineering Services group, other disciplines within Engineering Services include PCB Design, Numerical Modelling, Mechanical Design, Reliability Engineering, Model Shop and Documentation Control. They will be embedded within the Production Engineering function.
Responsibilities - Tooling Design Engineer
Provide Engineering capability to ensure all new product tooling requirements are introduced in an effective, timely manner
Produce designs that meet technical, quality and safety requirements and are capable of cost-effective manufacture.
Take a pivotal role in design for manufacture and design for assembly.
Coordination of all trialling activities prior to release to standard production.
Using MCAD to design/produce fully specified tooling drawings to ensure ease of manufacture & assembly.
Troubleshoot tooling issues and understand both the design and manufacturing requirements and making quick decisions to maintain timely progress
To act as a focal point, using 2D/3D CAD software to service the needs of Production and Production Engineering, ensuring good levels of communication and customer satisfaction.
To develop creative working practices in a bid to support the manufacturing facility.
Skills Required- Tooling Design Engineer
Highly competent level of mechanical design knowledge and application (machining, sheet metal fabrication, joining techniques etc.)
Proficient and proven knowledge and experience of jig, fixture and tooling design
Highly Competent in technical draughting
Highly proficient use of 3D and 2D CAD packages (PTC Creo and AutoCAD).
Knowledge and experience of applying design and drawing standards (BS8888)
Thorough understanding of material properties and the effects in design and their use
Experience of product and document configuration management
Degree/H.N.C. or equivalent qualified in a mechanical engineering discipline
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