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Composite Tooling Design Engineer

Composite Tooling Design Engineer

Job Title: Composite Tooling Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Huntingdon
Salary: £flexible depending on experience
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: GF5123
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 22, 2020 10:24

Job Description

Composite Tooling Design Engineer 
£competitive salaries
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Our composite manufacturing client based in Cambridgeshire is seeking multiple composite tooling design engineers.
This would suit someone from an aerospace / automotive tooling design background designing patterns, moulds, tooling, fixtures to work within a team of 15 people taking the design from concept, through manufacturing to the end client. Therefore, you need to be a multi-skilled engineer whom enjoys varied component design rather than specialising in just one area. Working as part of a small team, liaising with customers within aerospace mainly but also, automotive, seeing a project from start to finish.
Job Purpose:
To lead and support the design and manufacturing of tooling across multiple projects, from patterns and moulds through to machining and bonding fixtures.  To ensure delivery is to specification, within time, cost and quality constraints.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
o Design tooling using 3D Computer Aided Design tools (Ideally Catia)
o Ensure strategies meet performance and quality requirements, and statutory regulations 
o Carry out engineering checks and reviews to ensure functionality of designs
o Produce detailed manufacturing documents and additional instructions as appropriate
o Specify proprietary components
o Compile and control Bills of Materials
o Participate in projects from estimating to part manufacture
o Ensure customer scope and requirements are documented, and change managed
o Establish project plan and manage technical delivery
o Liaise with customer representatives to enable efficient transfer of data, and to ensure designs meet the customer’s expectations
o Communicate with suppliers and compile specifications, to ensure subsequent manufacture is in accordance with design intent 
o Communicate with customers regarding product technical support 
o Oversight of junior team members work
o Mentor and development of junior team members 
o Develop the company’s tooling systems and procedures
Company Support
o Support shop floor staff as required to ensure manufacture in compliance with design intent, and by the most efficient methods
o Fully comply with Company Policies including Health and Safety at all times
o CAD Skills (Modelling and Drawings) on Catia or similar program
o Minimum 5 years of design experience
o Tooling experience
o Practical mindset and approach to engineering 
o Understanding of GD&T
o Aerospace and/or defence experience
o Structural analysis skills (hand calculations or FEA modelling)
o Hands-on composite experience
o CNC programming experience
o Programme management experience
o Manufacturing Engineering experience
To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV across for our review to discuss further.