JOB SUMMARY: The Tool Designer has the responsibility for Tool Development and Costing for all APP Forge locations. Support Product Development projects. Support and back-up Document Control. Participate in process improvement projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead role in Tool Development, coordinate with Production Control and Tool Manufacturing
Participate in Product Development; work closely with ME’s to ensure all customer quality requirements are met.
Cross-trained in all Document Control activities to ensure all customer quality requirements are met.
Accurate and timely generation of value engineered cost estimates for quotation process.
Support with data the Tool Development and Costing functions results against the KPIs.
Support Engineering Manager to evaluate and augment process capabilities to support APP's business plan (such as New Process, New Equipment, process improvement, different lube, material handling etc...
Establish and implement a robust Product Development process to ensure consistent and timely production of quality parts at lowest cost.
Embrace and promote the company’s culture beliefs as a means to achieve the Key Results.
Provide Engineering support to help solve manufacturing issues.
Follow safety procedures, maintain, support and promote safe work environment, identify and recommend safety equipment.
Participate in Waste Reduction, Process Improvements and Control of Process Variances to be a part of an on-going effort for the department- Establish goals and monitor progress.
Support Engineering Department's role towards company Key Results (such as provide Engineering support for solving manufacturing issues, New Product development and Process Engineering)
Lead by example and set standard for Engineering Department (such as adopting and promoting Cultural Beliefs, holding oneself, subordinates and colleagues accountable)
No supervisory responsibility.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to:
Stand, walk, as well as talk and hear.
Will frequently manipulate parts weighing up to 30 lbs. and move more than 30 lbs. with the aid of material handling equipment and/or assistance.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.
Requires manual dexterity and continued use of both hands, use of hand tools, power tools and related equipment.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employee is occasionally exposed to moving forklifts, working plant machinery and power tools.
Work environment is indoors. Workstation is located in an industrial manufacturing plant.
Temperature in work area can exceed 90F throughout the work year.
Exposure to sharp aluminum shavings and burr chips.
Noise level varies from moderate to high.
Moderate-to-high vibration by industrial machinery and power tools.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering and/or 5+ years of Tool Design experience.
3-4 years’ experience with 3D solid modeling with CATIA, SolidWorks or other similar software.
Proficient in B/P reading & GD&T
Experience and understanding of aerospace and commercial manufacturing and specifications.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Skilled in the use of ERP/MRP systems
Skilled with process simulation ForgeNxT or other similar software
Knowledge of Tool Design techniques and manufacturing.
Knowledge in Process Simulation and Analysis software.
Knowledge of value engineered cost estimates (costing).
Knowledge of six sigma and other problem solving techniques.
Good negotiating , computer, verbal and written communication skills
Work requires interpersonal skills. Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects. Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
Ability to work as part of a team
In lieu of the above, any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the aforementioned knowledge, abilities, and skills may be considered at the Company’s discretion.
APP, Inc. engineers and manufactures certain products that are considered ITAR-controlled items under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Consistent with ITAR, any position at APP, Inc. that involves work with the engineering or manufacturing functions of the Company may only be filled by a candidate who is (i) a citizen of the United States, or (ii) a person who has been accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant in accordance with the immigration laws. Are you a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Person? (U.S. Person = a natural person who is a lawful permanent resident as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or who is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).)
Internal Number: SAE1819-0906
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