14 Nov 2016

Full-Time Tooling Engineer- PPG Industries (3D CAD, SolidWorks, Creo)

PPG Industries – Posted by jobsHuntsville, Alabama, United States

tooling engineer

Job Description

  At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.3 billion in 2015. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.
Job Description of Tooling Engineer:
  • Plan, organize, and manage multiple tooling projects of varying degrees of complexity in order to meet the tooling needs of the manufacturing operations of the plant.
  • Impact tooling for all parts manufactured by Aircraft Products.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment to minimize injuries to employees, contribute to the SBU’s permanent goal of improving safety performance, and demonstrate safety awareness both on and off the job.
  • Contribute to the PPG Quality Improvement Process by adopting a performance standard of “Zero Defects” in all operations.
  • Provide leadership and training roles in the tool design and analysis process and to provide guidance for Tool Designers, CNC programmers, Toolmakers, CNC operators, CMM technicians and others in the tool fabrication and inspection process as needed.
  • Use models supplied by the customer or digitized data to design tooling and create machining programs and drawings for the fabrication of tools necessary for the manufacturing of aircraft windows.
  • Responsible for designing the whole range of manufacturing and process tools from customer supplied models or digitized data from customer tools using various scanning, reverse engineering & CAD software tools.
  • Design for production efficiency, creating new tooling concepts when necessary, and removes obsolete outdated tool designs whenever possible.
  • Translate wire frame and solid model CAD data to a format from which CAD operators can create tool drawings and templates.
  • Use custom and general-purpose CAD software tools to perform necessary data manipulations and post processing to yield machining programs for tools and parts on various CNC machines.
  • Maintain design files and documentation for each tool and part for which he has responsibility.
  • Contribute in the development and evaluation of engineering software tools for the purpose of data analysis and manipulation in order to streamline the tool design and analysis process.
  • Collaborate with the Tooling Cell to define tool material and fabrication requirements and oversee the actual tool fabrication when necessary. Along with the Tooling Manager, Design & Development Engineers and Process Improvement Engineers to determine tooling requirements for programs, including schedules and cost estimates, and will determine what, if any outside resources are needed to support the tooling requirements in order to meet schedules.
  • Support other manufacturing personnel to support Manufacturing with troubleshooting, re-designs, and upgrades of existing tooling.
  • Maintain contact with PPG customers through sales engineers to determine data requirements and verification.
  • Use state of the art CAD technology, along with 3 and 5 axis machine programming expertise, to develop tooling for all new programs, as well as upgrade existing tooling for Aircraft Products.
  • Support Manufacturing activities on a daily basis of all 3 and 5 axis machining centers and other CNC equipment as necessary.
  • Provide the technical expertise necessary to inspect existing parts and tools and to reverse engineer customer tools utilizing Coordinate Measuring Machine technology (both laser and hard probe).
  • Must be a highly motivated individual with a background in the use of Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing, and Coordinate Measuring Machine technologies preferably in aircraft parts.
  • Strive for personal development for effectiveness in all accountability areas through on and off job activities and keep abreast of changes and developments in his own area of work
Requires:
 
Minimum 4-year college degree from an ABET accredited institution in an engineering discipline, preferably Mechanical or Aerospace.  5 years tool design experience with 3-D CAD systems, such as SolidWorks (preferred), Catia, Unigraphics NX, PTC Creo (ProE) or SURFCAM as well as experience selecting materials for tools is preferred. 2D CAD experience with AutoCAD is also beneficial. Experience with CNC machining techniques and programming including 3 & 5 axis is also preferred. Knowledge of engineering finite analysis tools is desired.  The incumbent must have good leadership judgement and administrative skills and possess good written and oral communication skills.
PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check.

PPG Industries, Inc. offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. PPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You may request a copy of PPG’s affirmative action plan by emailing [email protected].

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Job Categories: 3D CAD, Creo, Engineering, and Solidworks. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Creo, design, Engineer, paint, ppg industries, and SolidWorks. Job expires in Endless.

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