Job Description

Lead Tool Designer  (#8732) - WI
Industry: Metal Stamping

We are currently seeking a Lead Tool Designer for a Metal Stamping facility located in WI.


Interface with all levels of the organization to provide technical consultation and tool/machine design for both new and existing products.
Complete tool and machine design projects with consideration of press capability, economics, tool fabrication and set-up standards. Maintain tool design standards.

Lead the tool planning for new product development and improvement programs.
Determine the most effective press to produce each part.
• Includes physical requirements - diameter, depth, tonnage, material, gauge, side stab, name, tolerances and finish. Economics - Press speed, multiple pass feed, set-up time.
Design new machinery to complete secondary operations and participate in the specification or evaluation of new equipment.
May involve establishing specifications, researching options, working with outside vendors, organizing trials and planning implementations.
• Specify preferred practices and operating ranges for calculating draw reductions, clearances, punch and die radii. Also includes standards for tool steel selection, coatings, surface finishes and tolerancing.
• Complete tooling drawings on Solidworks and enter records into the Main computer. Includes creating new tool drawings using design standards, and completing assembly drawings specifying how components are to be put together.
• Assure that drawings have adequate views and detail to manufacture the tooling. Enter tool numbers and build tool kit product structures within ERP system.
• Conduct design reviews with the Tool Room, R&D and Manufacturing.
• Frequently includes the design or re-design of machine components as a result of wear or breakage.
• Process logbook updates. Make drawing revisions to reflect how tools have been modified to produce a part, and document which new tools are required for the next run, and recommendations for spares.
• Process tool and kit change requests. Includes reviewing change requests for completeness, verify that the change request is within the guidelines of the design standards. If not, requires Lead Tool Designer involvement.
• Complete part drawings. Part drawing specifications are adjusted for outside services as specified by a Quality Engineer or Project Engineer.
• Complete gage drawings. Involves creating detailed drawings as specified by a Quality Engineer or Project Engineer.
• Create machine part drawings. Requires measuring existing components and creating drawings so replacements can be made.
• Order purchased components for new jobs. Involves the selection and purchase of such items as bushings, gears, springs, gear racks etc.

Required Education:
Associate Degree in Mechanical Design with emphasis in the area of tool & die design or equivalent education and experience.

Required Experience:
4-8 years experience in deep draw tool design desired. Additional experience designing progressive dies would be a plus

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