Tooling Design Engineer


The Tooling Design Engineer is responsible for the design and procurement of tooling & fixtures. They will work closely with the NPI Engineer & Production Team to define the design requirements and deliver tooling & fixtures to support a robust and efficient repair process.

Specific Accountabilities

1. Tool Design:

  • Establish design input requirements working closely with the NPI / Product Engineer.
  • Develop tool design concepts that support robust / efficient repair processes.
  • Utilise Mistake Proofing techniques to prevent / minimise Operator Error.
  • Consult with the H&S Engineer to identify possible risks are eliminated or mitigated and that H&S legislative requirements are satisfied.
  • Complete detail designs to cost effectively meet the input requirements. 

2. Engineering Drawings & Documentation:

  • Develop part and fixture solid models.
  • Produce required piece part and assembly drawings.
  • Maintain drawing records & documentation.

3. Technical Support:

  • Support NPI Engineer in developing effective design solutions.
  • Include work space & ergonomic factors into the design.
  • Provide support to team during the implementation of the tooling into production.
  • Ensure TPM requirements are correctly defined.

4. Other duties as directed by the Tooling Engineering Leader.

Performance Metrics:

  • On schedule delivery of tooling designs
  • Mistake free designs which can be successfully implemented into production i.e. meet Gage R&R requirements
  • Meet NPI & Production Requirements

Person Specification

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Degree or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering / Tool Design.
  • Competent in use of CAD, preferably Unigraphics.
  • Disciplined structure approach to management of projects.
  • Competent communication & report writing skills.
  • Can do attitude with strong team work spirit


  • A graduate engineer with up to 2 years? experience is desirable
  • Previous CAD design experience would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to organise and plan work


  • Availability / willingness to put in extra hours when required to meet deadlines

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