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Job Ref:  95560838
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Country:  United States
County/State:  California
City:  San Diego
09/10/2016 05:07
Company Overview:

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran.

Responsibilities for this Position:

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Tool Designer to join our Manufacturing team. The position provides an opportunity to develop and advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to design and produce the state-of-the-art products that support General Dynamics Mission Systems and our clients. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Tool Designer will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

Key Responsibilities
Tool Designers on our Manufacturing team develop, implement and maintain the methods, operation sequences and processes used in General Dynamics Mission Systems production. This involves the fabrication of parts, components, sub assemblies and final assemblies. The employee is also responsible for estimating manufacturing costs, determining project time standards, and recommending the tools and processes that accompany new and existing product lines. Additionally, the selected candidate will provide guidance to fellow engineers, helping them to enhance organizational design concepts and manufacturing techniques.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Practice creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance

  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs

  • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the General Dynamics Mission Systems culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures

  • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure General Dynamics Mission Systems services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices

Basic Function

Designs manufacturing tools, fixture and jigs as required to ensure products designs with tight tolerances can be repeatedly manufactured. Works with manufacturing engineering and design engineering to create tool designs that include error proofing and are easily maintained. Studies parts and/or assembly specifications, engineering designs and blueprints, tool orders requests and manufacturing data to ensure tool design provides the desired results. Selects tool, fixture and jig materials with respect to material characteristics, dimensional tolerances, service requirements and manufacturability.

Essential Functions

  • Designs process tools, fixtures and jigs including creating preliminary design concepts, layouts and detailed drawings for all processes including vacuum and transfer molds

  • Designs inspection gages, prototype fixtures and other tooling, fixtures and jigs as needed

  • Creates complete tooling drawings for the tooling that will be made in house and at outside sources

  • Troubleshoots problems related to tooling, fixtures and jigs

  • Evaluates and implements suggestions from manufacturing engineering, design engineering and production personnel in an effort to improve tooling, part handling, process controls and assembled part performance and tool life

  • Interfaces with purchasing and outside vendors on tooling as needed

  • Maintains schedule to ensure tooling will be available when needed

  • Provides suggestions to manufacturing engineering and design engineering and for process improvements

  • Controls the factory tooling system which is; the number and revision control, the first article control and data, the qualification of tool for use, the maintenance of the tool and the release of the tool for use. Also, maintains all tooling documentation

  • Ensures proper tooling cost control

Applicants selected may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Basic Qualifications:

The Tool Designer position requires a bachelors degree in a related specialized area or the equivalent, with a minimum of two to five years of related experience or a master's degree and zero to two years of related experience.

Must have experience using computer-aided design software; Solid Works. Must have the ability to use spreadsheets and/or project management software to maintain tooling schedule and do tooling or fixtures.
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