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Tooling Engineer - (Composite Manufacturing)

Company: Albany International
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Albany Engineered Composites (AEC) designs, develops, and manufactures advanced composite components in order to help our customers push the frontiers of innovation. Our core strength is our ability to produce highly tailored, complex composite components. With our unique blend of products -- including 3D woven structures, traditional and non-traditional 2D composite structures, and discrete through thickness reinforcement technologies, to name a few -- AEC is able to produce composite components and products which meet performance and cost specifications often beyond the reach of metallic or conventional laminated composites.

The Tooling Engineer focuses on the design, engineering and management of production tooling for advanced composite structures and assemblies. The tooling engineer works together with manufacturing engineering and operations to create and optimize the tool string for quality, cost and throughput. The engineer communicates the tool requirements to potential suppliers through a Statement of Work and associated supporting data (e.g. CAD models, drawings, simulations, etc.) and participates in project tracking efforts. He or she applies their knowledge, experience and engineering techniques by providing solutions to engineering problems for tooling, manufacturing and supplier processes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designs and/or procures production tooling for complex composite layup, RTM, machining and assemblies using specifications or department/customer guidelines and requirements.
  • Works cooperatively and effectively with operations, manufacturing engineering, project engineers, quality engineers and suppliers to optimize tools for ease of product manufacturing, cost, and quality.
  • Creates accurate 3D models, drawings and engineering data (BOM's, tool inspection packages, preventative maintenance requirements) required to communicate designs to suppliers, operations and the customer.
  • Applies theoretical knowledge and engineering techniques to solve complex engineering problems related to tooling.
  • Manages and dispositions tooling discrepancies, damage and tooling related production issues. Determines and documents best course of action to repair tools. Communicates and coordinates required approvals through the customer.
  • Implements tooling changes with input from the Integrated Product Team.
  • Maintains traceability for all tooling activities or events related to tool procurement and maintenance.
  • Analyzes root cause from team and recommends corrective actions to tooling related issues.
  • Considers safety, product assembly requirements, human factors and throughput in tool design.
  • Works with supply chain to procure tooling packages.
  • Actively participates in initial production to prevent and/or solve any tooling issues.
  • Primary point of contact for supplier tooling technical issues.EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/SKILLS

    Position Competencies:

    • Relevant experience in design and procurement of production tooling for complex aerospace layup, RTM, machining and assemblies in an aerospace team environment.
    • Experience in tool design for manufacturing by engaging operations, manufacturing engineering and suppliers.
    • Strong knowledge of GD T.
    • Working knowledge of other related disciplines such as assembly, machining, welding, and composite processes.
    • Prefer a BA/BS degree in a relevant engineering discipline. Experience may be substituted for education at management's discretion.Skills:
      • Experience with 3D CAD tools (CATIA V5)
      • Ability to create, understand and interpret engineering drawings
      • Basic technical skills, theories and concepts related to the design and development of tooling for high performance composites, complex assemblies and structures.
      • Prefer PTC Windchill
      • Experience in clearly communicating project requirements, design concepts and project status both verbally and written (Microsoft Office).Abilities:
        • Demonstrated history of creative problem solving in a team environment.
        • Willingness to perform "hands-on" work in a dynamic setting.
        • Ability to manage and work to provided schedules and deadlines.
        • Customer and operations focused.
        • Results driven with attention to detail.
        • Good written and oral communication.
        • Self-motivated and engaged learner.
        • Efficient and organized with task management.
          • As a Department of Defense Contractor we are required to hire US Persons.
            • Visa sponsorship is not being offered.

              The Benefits:

              Top notch benefits program including generous 401(k) match, paid time off, and a strong commitment to work/life balance.

              How to Apply:

              We follow OFCCP guidelines for accepting applications. Apply

              We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

              This employer uses E-Verify

Keywords: Albany International, Salt Lake City , Tooling Engineer - (Composite Manufacturing), Engineering , Salt Lake City, Utah

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