173154 - Tool Designer - CA - C
CA-S.Cali-Los Angeles/Orange Counties
Santa Ana
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Tool Designer for an opening in Santa Ana, CA.

Design tooling and equipment to be used in the manufacture of large carbon fiber parts and assemblies for aircraft production. Provide tooling concepts from basic engineering surfaces and customer statement of work. Provide complete tool models and designs for tooling manufacture to customer statement of work and specifications. Seasoned professional required that understands all aspects tool design & manufacture. Used to working in a "job shop" environment. Fully conversant in Catia V5 (R18 thru R23).

" Create tool designs from customer supplied part models and specifications.
" Perform - PDR / CDR / FDR - Design reviews with customer.
" Internal interface with Project Manager, Programming and Manufacturing departments including Inspection.
" Load models and engineering, interrogate models, create tooling surfaces.
" Create and release designs / models with con-current design build philosophy.
" Generate and supply data for off-site fabrication.

" Geometric tolerancing
" Common drafting principals and practices
" Perform Trigonometry, Stress analysis by hand and FEA, Shrink coefficients.
" Knowledge of manufacturing practices; fabrication, machining and assembly.
" Composites part and layup / assembly tool design.
" Broad knowledge of materials and processing, both metallic and composite.
" Effective use of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
" Five plus years experience with CATIA V5 (V4 and/or V6 is a plus).
" Clear written and oral communication of ideas, designs and status.
" Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Project.
" Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing per ASME Y14.5.
" Knowledge of common manufacturing methods, material types and processes.
" Freehand concept sketches to quickly communicate and develop designs.
" Previous experience with composites and aerospace layup tooling is a plus.
" Must have good-time management skills.
" Must be proficient with the use of Word, Excel, Outlook, ERP Systems and PowerPoint software.
" Problem solving - the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
" Interpersonal Skills - the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others' ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
" Oral communication - the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
" Written Communications - the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
" Planning/organizing - the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
" Adaptability - the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
" Dependability - the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
" Safety and security - the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses office equipment and materials properly.

Working Conditions:
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.
" Typically sits for extended periods at a computer workstation.
" Talking, hearing, vision, depth perception, color vision, field of vision.
" Will work in the manufacturing, fabrication and machine shop.
" The work environment is typical of a manufacturing setting where hazardous materials may be present.
" Will occasionally work in the manufacturing, fabrication and machine shop.
" The employee may be exposed to vibration.
" The employee will occasionally work with caustic chemicals.
" The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
" May be required to travel to other site locations.
" May be required to work OT up to 12 hours and weekends to meet department and business demands.
" Work with safe manufacturing processes and understands PPE that is required in the manufacturing area.
" Knows the purpose and location of Material Safety Data Sheets.

" Engineering/ Manufacturing / Job Shop background in aerospace or automotive industries preferred.
" Three years experience with CATIA V5 (V4 and/or V6 is a plus) preferred.

Accredited High School Diploma/GED, Any combination of education and or experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful job performance will be considered.


MISCELLANEOUS: Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Brenda Ordaz at bordaz@chiptonross.com
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x284 or (800) 927-9318 x284

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.