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Sterling, IL 61081
Frantz Manufacturing Company
Position: Tooling Engineer
Reporting to: Director of Engineering
This position organizes and manages the designing and redesigning of tooling and compound and progressive stamping dies, while providing technical research and development support for the Bearing Division.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
The incumbent has specific projects assigned by the Director of Engineering which will require analysis, planning, designing and drafting of new or revised tooling, machinery or equipment to provide a quality product at minimum cost. This position estimates project cost, and resulting potential savings as justification, and presents the project to the Director of Engineering.
When project is approved the incumbent requisitions all needed materials or services, monitors approved budget figures and advises the Director of Engineering of variances, and under the supervision of the Director of Engineering directs the project to completion. The incumbent then trains FRANTZ personnel to effectively operate the equipment or machinery as designed.
This position assists manufacturing in identifying and solving production and quality control problems.
To attain improved production and quality while minimizing production cost. Training of personnel to properly operate the equipment so it performs as designed. The prompt identification and solving of manufacturing or quality control problems.
This position advises Operations Management regarding the work performance of those employees who operate the equipment designed by the incumbent. This position has daily contact with factory personnel and various department heads to resolve manufacturing or products problems, and offer consultation or advice. The Incumbent spends time as needed to consult with suppliers here or at location of supplier, regarding equipment or machinery FRANTZ may purchase, or for assistance in the event of problems after purchase. The incumbent is urged to belong to professional organizations which could improve engineering skills and abilities.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
This position requires extensive knowledge in the fields of Mechanical Engineering gained through academic education and practical experience in the areas of tool and machine design, production, plant layout, motion and time study, project management, mechanical drafting, and electrical and hydraulic functions of machinery. Completion of a formal CAD program like Solid Works and 5+ years of computer drafting experience a plus. Must have a college degree or equivalent education and experience.