210670 - Tool Engineer 4
12 Months

Chipton-Ross is seeking 4 Tool Engineer 4's for a contract opportunity in Tukwila, WA.

*This position is 100% ONSITE.

A successful candidate in this role will have passion, creativity, and an insatiable desire for process improvement and efficiency. They will also have a strong desire to be out in the factory, interacting with mechanics & production engineers, to directly support the production system by designing Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (GSE). Being able to identify not only short-term production needs but also anticipate long-term end-of-life equipment & tool requirement is critical to our overall lifecycle strategy. The ideal candidate will use extensive experience and judgement to plan and accomplish tasks, have the ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to building a positive culture; in addition, be accountable, adaptable, work as an empowered team member, and be a strong communicator. Strategic decision-making skills, analytical skills, and project management skills are highly desired.

• Develops program and project requirements, develops highly complex equipment and tooling concepts and designs solutions, including alternatives for the Production System.
• Validates analysis of technical data, influences product engineering design and makes robotics, automation or technical recommendations to support production system integration.
• Leads the creation and modification of equipment and tooling definition at the program level.
• Executes project plans, provides input to Make/Buy decisions and partners with Procurement to meet program schedule, cost and quality targets.
• Ensures compliance with safety, producibility, maintainability, reliability, ergonomic factors and regulatory requirements. Leads gated reviews and develops plans for production readiness, preventative maintenance and spares.
• Validates contractual performance milestones.
• Develops and implements work-arounds and maintains configuration of hardware, software, and documentation.
• Conducts studies and make recommendation for disposition of assets.
• Validates contractual performance milestones, maintains configuration control, conducts technical reviews, and prepares plans for productions readiness, preventative maintenance, and spares.
• Evaluate customer and/or operational needs to define and coordinate mechanical support equipment performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces
• Provide engineering expertise during production development activities; developing program and project requirements of highly complex equipment and tooling solutions, including alternatives for the Production System, in the areas of mechanical design, assembly, integration, & test.
• Participate in equipment and tool inspections/demonstrations to ensure requirements are met
• Lead Root Cause/Corrective Action (RCCA) efforts and drive results of the RCCA to production
• Aid engineers or technicians with returning equipment to production
• Conducts training for Production and Maintenance personnel.
• Provides technical management of suppliers and leads process improvements
• Creates and implements maintenance workshops with production and maintenance personnel
• Ideal candidate will be a mechanical engineer who has done design work

If hired, successful completion of training is a contingency for this assignment.

• Proficiency in Model-Based Definition and Drawing-Based Definition utilizing CATIA V5 with configuration management in ENOVIA and/or Teamcenter
• Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
• Hands-on experience with production equipment troubleshooting related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience
• 9 years of experience in interacting with customers (both internal and external), at all levels, on a one-on-one basis and in group settings

• Experience with Model Based Engineering, Data Integration, and a solid understanding of the Enterprise Standard Gated Practice
• 4 years of relevant experience in Digital Transformation
• Experience with programming, integrating or troubleshooting industrial controls from OEMs
• Experience in automation and robotics
• Familiarity with RCCAs and the tools used to conduct them (5 Why, Fishbone, KNOT charts, etc)
• Experience with stress analysis hand calculations and results validation with any one or more of the following programs - RISA, Nastran, Abaqus, Ansys, Autodesk

Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor and typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience, Master+7 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard. Mechanical Or Aerospace Engineering Degree preferred.

Potential travel twice a year.

WORK HOURS: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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.

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Terry Jones
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x282 or (800) 927-9318 x282

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

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

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.