at QuEST Global in Rockford, Illinois, United States
Tool Design Engineer
Quest Global is an organization at the forefront of innovation and one of the world’s fastest growing engineering services firms with deep domain knowledge and recognized expertise in the top OEMs across seven industries. We are a twenty-five-year-old company on a journey to becoming a centenary one, driven by aspiration, hunger and humility.
We are looking for humble geniuses, who believe that engineering has the potential to make the impossible, possible; innovators, who are not only inspired by technology and innovation, but also perpetually driven to design, develop, and test as a trusted partner for Fortune 500 customers.
As a team of remarkably diverse engineers, we recognize that what we are really engineering is a brighter future for us all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes when you win, we all win, and when you fail, we all learn, then we’re eager to hear from you.
The achievers and courageous challenge-crushers we seek, have the following characteristics and skills:
Roles & Responsibilities:
+ Understand the engineering definitions, scoping and liaise with process planner, CAM engineers to develop concept design & buy off
+ Incorporate stage drawing specs into fixture design while considering machine interface, ergonomics & production requirements
+ Ability to create jigs & fixture specification drawings in Nx, Solidworks and other tool platform incorporating GD&T for manufacturing,
+ Demonstrate system dependencies of Jigs and fixture model with respect to finite element, stress and strain verification and Hand calculation analysis
+ Demonstrating in-depth knowledge of machine tool interfaces and component specific requirements
+ Ability to recreate, modify, update legacy Jigs & fixture drawings
+ Work & co-ordinate with offshore-onsite Teams, cross-functional teams, local experts, partners and suppliers to ensure technical aspects, export controls are understood and accounted for as required
+ Liaise, support with customer & vendor for Jigs & fixture Manufacturing, testing verification/prove outs and commissioning
+ Simulate tooling installation as needed
+ Define & establish asset care and calibration routines for new tool/fixture concepts
+ Define, establish, and manage Jigs & fixture documentation
+ Drive process standardization, waste elimination and continuous improvement
+ Support the investigation of all non-conformance reports and all responses using proven Problem solving methodology
Required Skills (Technical Competency):
+ Good knowledge on various manufacturing processes
+ Fully conversant reading engineering & manufacturing drawings
+ Basic understanding of the principles of kinematics and distortion
+ Knowledge of modular fixtures & incorporating hydraulics & pneumatics into Jig & fixture design for high performance & customized ones
+ In-depth application analysis of Jig/fixture (FEA) finite element analysis and/or other specialist analysis
+ Knowledge & implementation techniques for Ease of use, Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED), Poke Yoke exploited throughout the Jigs and fixtures design
+ Knowledge of NRC Manufacturing Jigs & fixture cost estimation and material selection
+ Hands on experience designing fixtures, analysing the designed fixtures for robustness and life expected using hand calculations or using analysis tool as per test plan
+ Sound knowledge interpreting the Tool design standards, GD&T (standards ASME , JES 161)
+ Basic Knowledge in using Measuring & Testing equipment’s
+ Able to support Root Cause analysis and implementation of problem solving techniques
+ Knowledge of D/PFMEA, VSA, Risk & Failure mode analysis & LEAN
+ Awareness of aerospace quality requirements (AS9100, various ISO)
+ Customer Focus
+ Problem Solving Ability
+ Good Communication in English (oral & written)
+ Team Player
+ Self-Motivated & a Self-Starter
Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
+ Mostly Office Environments, Occasional Shop Floor involvement.
+ Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work.
+ Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures.
+ Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early.
+ Typical 8 hour days plus lunch / 40 hour weeks / core (required) hours are 9AM to 4PM
+ Ability to use personal transportation to visit customer locations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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Total Years of Exp:
3 – 6