Tool Design Engineer

ThinkingAhead

Our client is actively seeking a Tool Design Engineer to add to their fast-growing company.

Position: Tool Design Engineer
Location: Quakertown, PA
Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Pay Rate: $75,000 to $85,000 DOE
 
About the Company:  Founded in 1993 and nestled in a the sweet spot of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, this first class contract manufacturer of cardiac, vascular, orthopedic, spinal and extremity, neurostimulation, and specialty device markets including cochlear and ophthalmic implants and working with everyone from R&D directors to supply chain professionals.
 
The firm maintains a wide range of contract manufacturing capabilities using precious metals and specialty plastics. Some of these capabilities include Swiss Screw Machining, Milling, Laser Machining & Welding, Laser Texturing, Electrical Discharge Machining, Precision Finishing & Marking, PVD Coating, Titanium Anodizing, Metallurgy and Metrology Laboratory, Irradiation, Grinding, and Heat Treating.
 
The firm maintains a portfolio of well-respected medical sector clients and maintains a portfolio of award-winning projects in a variety of high–performing, growth-oriented market sectors.  The culture of the organization is hard-working, vibrant, fun and extremely collaborative. If you enjoy working on a variety of projects, and with other intelligent, hard-working people in a team-oriented environment, then this is the place for you.
 
Job Overview: The Tool Design Engineer (TDE) designs a wide variety of tools consistent with standard tool configuration, including custom tool design.  The TDE studies part prints and models to determine tool specifications and requirements.  They will interface with manufacturing staff and engineering to determine the best design for the tool.  The TDE will perform design calculations to determine exact dimensions, materials, and cost of the tools.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in Solidworks CAD software for tooling design and development.  The TDE will work with engineering to identify problems with tool performance or tool life and recommend solutions or enhancements.  The TDE may develop experimental programs targeted on cost savings and machining up-time.  Individual will report to a supervisor or manager of programming engineering and contribute to moderately complex aspects of a project.  Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature.
 
Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Head responsibility for tooling engineering required for production assistance.
  • Head responsibility for tooling inclusive of test tooling on allotted machines plus lines.
  • Write tooling methodology plus specifications for new tooling manufacturing.
  • Develop tool wear profiles and define optimum application parameters for maximum tool life.
  • Develop tooling geometry for various metals
  • Maintain tooling libraries
  • Influence and develop fixturing to support high volume machine strategies
  • Perform toward enhancing entire part quality to reduce scrap as well as rework.
  • Provide cost effective and high quality technical support
  • Reduce machine setup conversion costs and enhance process equipment OEE.
  • May require limited travel to vendor or customer sites for technical review
Requirements:  The successful candidate will need a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or an associate's degree and relevant work experience (7-10 years) in lieu of a bachelor's degree.
 
Opportunity:
  • Salary, Full Benefits, Profit Sharing, 401-K Plan, Bonus Plan, and Overall Compensation Plan is based on experience and what you bring to the table.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Excellent Healthcare Coverage, to include health, dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurances.
  • Professional Development and Networking Support.
  • Very competitive compensation package.
  • Work hard and play hard culture.
  • Long-term employment and career advancement is encouraged through hard work and delivery.
  • Very high employee retention rate.
Interested in the tremendous opportunity, please contact me directly.
 
Bill Glose
Practice Leader
Manufacturing & Mechanical Construction
O: 610-628-2240
bglose@thinkingahead.com
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