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Tool & Die Design Engineer

Muskegon, MI 49442

Posted: 08/29/2023 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 22961 Pay Rate: $ 65000.00 - $ 75000.00

Job Description

Our manufacturing client in the Muskegon, MI area is seeking a skilled and experienced Tool & Die Design Engineer to join their manufacturing team. The Tool & Die Design Engineer will be responsible for designing and developing high-quality tooling and dies for the production of various metal components. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in tool and die design, excellent technical skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

  • Design and develop tooling and dies for manufacturing processes, including but not limited to stamping, forging, and casting.
  • Utilize computer-aided design (CAD) software to create detailed 2D and 3D models of tooling and dies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including manufacturing engineers, production supervisors, and quality control personnel, to ensure tooling and dies meet production requirements and quality standards.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and analyze design specifications to determine the most efficient and cost-effective tooling and die solutions.
  • Perform design calculations and simulations to validate the structural integrity and functionality of tooling and dies.
  • Recommend design modifications and improvements to enhance tooling performance and productivity.
  • Ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations throughout the tool and die design process.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to manufacturing teams during tooling and die fabrication and implementation.
  • Stay updated with industry trends, new technologies, and advancements in tool and die design methodologies.
  • Collaborate with suppliers and vendors to source and select appropriate materials, components, and equipment for tooling and die projects.
  • Participate in design reviews, prototype testing, and continuous improvement initiatives.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. A Master's degree is preferred.
  • Proven experience in tool and die design within a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficiency in computer-aided design (CAD) software, such as SolidWorks, Siemens, NX, AutoCAD, or similar tools.
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes, materials, and tooling technologies.
  • Familiarity with design standards, codes, and regulations relevant to tooling and die design.
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings, specifications, and engineering documents.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • Detail-oriented mindset with a focus on accuracy and quality.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of simulation software (e.g., Finite Element Analysis) is a plus.
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