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Tool Engineer  Canoga Park, CA  Posted: 3/16/2023
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Associate - W2


6 months

We have an Excellent Contract position for a Tool Engineer to join a leading Company located in the Canoga Park, CA area.

Pay Rate Range is: $37.74 - $54.33

The Tool Engineer classifications assist in the development and design of a variety of tools and equipment required to support manufacturing, quality, and test operations. These positions perform feasibility analysis of special tool plans; create tool concepts and ensure Tool Designers create tool models and drawings which utilize current environmental health and safety procedures, tool standards manuals, and sound engineering practices; initiate fabrication and assist with inspection and operational checkout of special tools; and resolve tooling problems encountered during tool usage.

  • Level 1: 
    • Performs a variety of tool engineering tasks that are planned to provide experience and familiarization with the manufacturing staff and client programs, methods, and practices
    • Originates tooling necessary to complete production operations, following production plans
    • Conceives and sketches preliminary designs and establishes primary tool design criteria
    • Follows programs or assigned portions through to completion, maintaining constant liaison with manufacturing planning and tool design personnel involved
    • Provides support to successful tooling operations based upon efficiency, ease, and safety of operations, ease of maintenance, and cost of fabrication
    • Assists with investigations and resolution of tooling problems on the manufacturing shop floor and observes tool tryouts for design suitability
    • Develops special tooling necessary for the fabrication, testing, and material handling required to support the production of product lines
  • Level 2: 
    • Acts in a coordinating capacity between tool design, manufacturing, engineering, and manufacturing shop floor to resolve tool fabrication difficulties
    • Assists in the establishment of project tooling and equipment requirements
    • Provides advice on technical details used to develop economical and efficient type and class of project tools in order to produce acceptable parts in compliance with manufacturing specifications and standards
    • Recommends changes to manufacturing desirements for simplifications or improvement of tool designs
    • Responsible for successful tooling based on efficiency, ease, and safety of operation, ease of maintenance, and cost of fabrication
    • Investigates and resolves tooling problems in manufacturing areas
    • Observes tool tryouts for design suitability and recommend deviations and/or tool design changes
    • Prepares design and fabrication cost estimates, and schedules of materials and manpower
    • Assists designers with problem areas and in correcting irregularities
    • Develops special tooling necessary for the fabrication, testing, and material handling required to support the production of product lines
    • May assign work to and direct less senior tool engineers and designers as required
    • May make presentations to small audiences
    • Interacts with own and related teams
  • Level 3: 
    • Provides imaginative, thorough, and practical solutions to a wide range of technical problems involving the conventional utilization of tool engineering techniques
    • Conceives and plans projects involving the development of new methods to attain objectives
    • Coordinates and contributes to tool design and modification, requiring knowledge of production processes, requirements, design concepts, and materials
    • Interprets production plans and creates tooling to accomplish contractual or production requirements
    • Coordinates and clarifies engineering and design standards
    • Advises on structural requirements (working with Tool Stress Engineer), machine suitability, and methods of fabrication
    • Works with the Tool Designers on the development of complex machine shop tooling, special tooling for production, inspection tooling, test tooling, and handling equipment
    • Observes and evaluates major tool tryouts for design suitability and authorizes deviation and/or tool design changes
    • Follows programs through completion, maintaining liaison with manufacturing, planning, and project engineering
    • Maintains an interchange of information with tool suppliers regarding optimum fabrication methods, materials, designs, and repairs
    • Provides technical guidance to less senior tool engineers and designers
    • Directs tool design and fabrication of special tooling
    • Presents formal tool and design reviews and may include customer interface
    • Maintains budget and schedule for assigned project tool string
    • Provides manpower forecasting for design on assigned project
    • May include cost account management
    • Provides technical support and assistance in manufacturing process planning
    • Provides support to product engineering to attain manufacturability and tooling feasibility
    • May work closely with strategic suppliers in design and fabrication techniques and tool quality acceptance
    • Coordinates review and approval of tool drawings and models in accordance with Configuration Management requirements

Basic Hiring Criteria:    
  • Level 1 - Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Level 2 - Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and minimum two (2) years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Level 3 - Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and minimum five (5) years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Desired Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of:
    • Pertinent codes, rules, and regulations related to Tooling Engineering
    • Computer-Aided Design (Creo CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacture (CAM) methods and techniques (if someone has lots of familiarity with Solidworks, they should be able to adapt to Creo)
    • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and tolerance stack principles
    • Quality control and regulatory processes
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), used to produce reports and spreadsheets
    • Numerical and manufacturing practices and processes
    • Statics & Strength of Material Concepts
    • Manufacturing methods and fabrication processes
    • Engineering theory and practice relating to the design and evaluation of devices or systems
    • Safety regulations, principles, and practices of work safety
    • Engineering economics and budget preparation
  • Ability to:
    • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
    • Evaluate tooling requests, develop design requirements, and conceptualize innovative solutions
    • Select the best method of producing parts, tools, or assemblies
    • Apply a complete understanding of computer-aided design tools and systems
    • Build and manipulate CAD data sets
    • Read and interpret CAD solid models, product drawings, tool drawings, technical drawings, and specifications
    • Apply and interpret Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
    • Analyze engineering problems and adopt effective solutions
    • Participate in test planning, execution, and post-test data analysis
    • Collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data
    • Use various computer systems to produce reports and spreadsheets
    • Prepare complete and comprehensive reports
    • Deal with multiple tasks and deadlines set by management
    • Perform in a concurrent engineering environment
    • Operate effectively in a cross-disciplinary team environment
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
    • Adhere to safety principles and procedures in a variety of work scenarios

Benefits offered to vary by the contract. Depending on your temporary assignment, benefits may include direct deposit, free career counseling services, 401(k), select paid holidays, short-term disability insurance, skills training, employee referral bonus, affordable medical coverage plan, and DailyPay (in some locations). For a full description of benefits available to you, be sure to talk with your recruiter. 

This particular client is requiring that all new hires show proof of vaccination.  However, accommodations will be made for those with disabilities or religious reasons who cannot obtain a vaccine.

Job Requirements

Minimum Security Clearance:

No Clearance


TAD PGS, Inc. is a Global Fortune 500 company with worldwide revenue of over $27 billion and more than 50 years of government contracting experience. We specialize in supporting U.S. Government Agencies and their prime vendors by delivering a full range of recruitment and workforce solutions. As part of the Adecco family, we have access to over 2.5 million active candidates supporting hundreds of locations across North America. On any given day, we have more than 70,000 professionals working at client sites across the United States.

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