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Tooling Designer


Bristol, United Kingdom

Role Purpose
This role is based in Filton, Bristol

To support tool Design Engineering Group Leader in fulfilling all steady state tool design requirements for GKN Filton

The tool design engineer will be expected provide their specialist support across all work streams

Key Responsibilities

The job holder will be responsible for tool designs relating to all steady state tooling across all functions.

Provides drawings and support engineers
Liaises with supply chain on manufacture
Liaises with tool engineering, manufacturing engineering and shop floor operators
Adhere to all relevant quality and safety procedures
Attends weekly top 20 tooling meetings
Design schemes for process improvements
Estimate and supply design costs
Project manage design phase on tooling projects
Answers COSCRS
Investigation of build issues
Create user manual for tooling supplied
Data conversion CADDS 5 to Catia V5/4
Converts component models for use in jig and tool design
Create iges files to enable shop floor to manufacture on CNC
Third party checking of tool drawings
Manage data storage in TDO archive

Main Activities:

To support manufacturing engineering in the value streams in delivering tooling solutions and process improvements.

Maintain the assembly build jigs and support the tooling philosophy to ensure alignment with the manufacturing process and build philosophy

Develop operational tooling concepts at the request of value streams

Investigate process improvements and build issues

Work to GKN Filton procedures and standards

Compile and support data exchange forms and monitor through data exchange process

Liaison with ME/Tool engineers

Full understanding of tool recertification requirements

Full understanding of ICY requirements relating to tooling

Comply with site health and safety requirements where applicable to jig and tool

Understand lifting and handling regulations applicable to tooling
Understanding the principles of working at height & ergonomic regulations

Capture all lessons learnt from previous projects
Develop storage and transportation fixtures concepts to ensure concepts support the capability and rate capacity
Development of initial concepts to capture tooling requirements

Support Engineering Group Leader with changes to Tooling Procedures.

Record all tooling data movements between GKN, tooling supply base and customer.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills
Catia V4/5



ONC, HNC in mechanical engineering or equivalent experience.

In depth knowledge of GKN Filton vaulting and data exchange processes.

Knowledge of assembly processes.

In depth knowledge of Technical Drawing procedures, practices and GD&T is required.

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Experience in tooling production for aerospace industry

Sound understanding of aircraft product design and assembly process

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong desire to innovate

Inter-personnel and influencing skills

Highly motivated and creative

Understand requirements of technical files

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