Design Engineer - Tooling
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.
To lead and support the design and manufacturing engineering tasks across multiple projects, from concept phase through to physical delivery of components, assemblies and tooling. 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 designs and manufacturing schemes meet performance and quality requirements, and statutory regulations
o Continuous improvement in the efficiency and accuracy for the flow of manufacturing information.
o To provide method/process information to all manufacturing areas of the business
o Technical supervision within projects
o Shop Floor Liaison
o To integrate with the company’s ERP system as required for each project.
o Specify proprietary components
o Compile and control Bills of Materials
o Own and coordinate 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 and manufacturing schemes 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 engineering 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 Ability to provide manufacturing intent to shop floor team
o CAD Skills (Modelling and Drawings) on Catia or similar
o Minimum 5 years of experience in similar role
o Tooling experience
o Customer-facing experience
o Understanding of GD&T
• Optional (Advantageous)
o Shop floor experience (Lam/Trim/Pat/Mould/CNC/Insp)
o Aerospace and/or defence experience
o Hands-on composite experience
o Practical mindset and approach to engineering
o Programme management experience
To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV across for our review to discuss further.