Die Design Engineer
Die Design Engineer will draft drawings of dies necessary to form complete forging and stamping or other parts. Designer determines sequence and number of die stages in which single or progressive cutting, punching, and forming will be accomplished, and type of die sets required to produce complete part, based on knowledge of dies, forming processes, and machines. Designer will manage die design process beginning with production of complex tight-tolerance products per Overton engineering standards.
- Create and modify Material Specifications, Plating Specifications, Heat-Treat Specifications and other outside material/process specifications as required.
- Process data (layouts) for use in WEDM and CNC Machining.
- Create and modify internal product drawings for inspection and other purposes.
- Design fixtures, gages, and other custom tooling or equipment as required.
- Review customer drawing and specifications for manufacturing feasibility.
- Initiate and/or coordinate change control process (ECO) relating to Engineering documentation.
- Participate in Tooling Kickoff, Specification Review, Design Review and Lessons Learned (Post Mortem) Meeting.
- Provide technical assistance to tool room regarding tooling and process issues during die fabrication and debugging.
- Jointly responsible for successful transfer of tooling to manufacturing along with tool room and project engineering functions.
- Responsible for adherence to tooling project schedules and budgets as established by Project Engineering and/or Stamping Design Manager.
- Initiate and/or coordinate outsourced tooling work with qualified tooling subcontractors.
- Ensure accuracy, quality workmanship and on-time delivery of outsourced tooling components.
- Instruct and mentor Junior Die Designers.
- Other duties as assigned by Stamping Design Engineering Manager or Division Leader.
- Knowledge of ISO 9002, IAFT Automotive standards.
- Proficient in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and SolidWorks.
- Complete layout of dies detailed drawings to the shop floor with a given timeline of completion.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience designing complex progressive stamping dies.
- 2 to 4 year technical degree preferred. Equivalent experience in a hands-on technical position (such as tool & die maker) may be considered as a substitute for a degree.
- Must be familiar with at least one 2-D CAD design package (e.g. AutoCAD, Solid Edge, SolidWorks).
- Understanding of ANSI/ISO drawing standards.
- Knowledge of GD&T dimensioning preferable.
- Demonstrate knowledge of MEDICAL and AUTOMOTIVE metal stamping industry and practice.
- Basic understanding of functioning of high-speed stamping presses.
- Knowledge of Wire EDM and/or CNC machining, or general practices.
- Knowledge of tool steels and their applications.
- Knowledge of commonly stamped metals such as cold-rolled steels, stainless steels, and copper-based alloys.
- Understanding of die sensors, vision inspection, and/or related technology is preferred.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Exceptional analytical and computational skills.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be able to participate actively in a team-oriented environment.