Tool Design Engineer in Gallatin, TN at ITW

Date Posted: 1/21/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Gallatin, TN
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Job Description

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a global Fortune 200 diversified manufacturing company that delivers specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer needs in a variety of industries. ITW, with approximately 14.5 billion dollars in global revenues, operates 8 major segments with businesses in 57 countries that employ approximately 49,000 women and men. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of more than 16,000 active patents.

 Division Description:

California Industrial Products (CIP) is a $100M business unit in ITW’s Automotive segment.  CIP specializes in the design and manufacturing of stamped fasteners and related products.  ITW CIP fasteners can be found on vehicle platforms around the world securing fenders, bumpers, chassis assemblies, doors, interior components and much more.  The business unit drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering.  In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabililties, CIP enhances our customers’ competitive advantage by

•Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities

•Exchanging product, process and benchmarking information with sister units worldwide.

•Continually improving processes, material and designs to ensure every product meets customer specifications while providing value.

 Position Summary:

The Tool Design Engineer will report to the CIP Product Engineering Manager.  The position will be based out of the Gallatin, TN Manufacturing Facility.  The Tool Design Engineer is responsible for producing and managing progressive strip and tooling design for new product development projects and tool design corrections for post-SOP continuous improvement activities. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work to support the CAD needs of new product and tool development, tool estimation and continuous improvement projects for existing tooling.
  • Generate new die design solutions, create strip layouts, facilitate design reviews, update CAD models to reflect design review output, support product development reviews and provide design input determining manufacturing feasibility.
  • Generate and/or make changes to electronic files (CAD Drawings) as instructed per engineering change and document control processes.
  • Creation and updating of multi-view detail drawings from sketches, layouts, marked up drawings and written instructions to meet tooling and CAD guidelines.
  • Work in conjunction with engineering change and document control processes to manage the CAD file directories to ensure accessibility of the most recent file update and deletion of old or obsolete data files.
  • Provide support and assistance to the tooling department to help alleviate and solve any tooling issues as they arise.
  • Create and implement new innovative tooling solutions to improve efficiency and impact the quality of parts being produced.
  • Manage and facilitate outside vendor design and review processes for outsourced tooling and/or outsourced production projects.
  • Support validation trials at vendors and internal tool launches and implement changes as necessary to meet output requirements for tooling and products.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

Position Skills and Experience Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience designing complex progressive stamping dies (automotive preferred).
  • Minimum of a 2-year technical degree or equivalent qualified experience.
  • Proficient utilizing 2D & 3D CAD software, SolidWorks experience preferred.
  • Capability of utilizing FEA or other predictive design software a plus.
  • Knowledge of GD&T dimensioning.
  • Knowledge and experience in tool manufacturing technology, equipment and methods.
  • Understanding of utilization of die sensors, vision inspection and die protection.
  • Experience working in an ISO 9001 (IATF (TS) 16949 preferred) facility.
  • Proven ability to deal with changes while managing multiple projects or activities across multiple teams.
  • Experience managing outside tooling vendors.
  • An inner drive to understand, communicate and exceed established agreed upon goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability and willingness to interact and work with other regions.
  • Demonstrates personal effectiveness and leadership that creates a culture of high performance.
  • Proven ability to generate respect and trust from internal and external customers.
  • Personal accountability to align with the ITW Employee Development & Leadership model.
  • Commitment to use the ITW Toolbox and its principles.
  • Nurtures an environment consistent with the ITW values and culture.
  • <10% travel required primarily local domestic with possibility of international travel as applicable.