Tooling Design Engineer
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 250 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER's workforce is located across eight locations in the United States. The tremendous growth of SIG SAUER has fueled outstanding opportunities for experienced professionals to join our team.
The Tooling Design Engineer designs, implements and maintains assembly equipment/tooling, automation support fixtures for New Product Introduction (NPI) and continuation projects. Develops manufacturing line layouts for assembly tooling and inspection tooling. Ensures compliance with industry safety and design standards and guidelines. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
*Manufacturing tooling, fixture, and mechatronics design.
*Automation fixture development and invention.
*Programming experience in C, C++, Python, Visual Basic, MatLab, standard product SDK/API integration a plus but not required.
*Tooling design with CAD, SolidWorks preferred, with understanding of CNC machining or CAM a plus.
*PLC experience a plus.
*Responsible for automated equipment design projects to increase production capacity and improve product quality.
*Must demonstrate analytical problem-solving abilities.
*Identify potential process improvement projects.
*Build prototypes to prove complex/high-risk processes prior to final design.
*Work with Product Design Designers, Project Managers, and Manufacturing Personnel to refine product and equipment designs.
*Determine where opportunities exist to implement automation by working closely with Product Designers, Project Managers, and Manufacturing teams.
*Determine by ROI & process requirements the automation integration levels for standard assembly processes.
Manufacturing Operations Support
*Maintain, improve, troubleshoot production tooling.
*Create/integrate tooling with process control methodology to assist process control improvement efforts.
*Must have pneumatics experience.
*Materials knowledge in selecting proper materials for production applications.
*Electronic wiring for basic controls.
*CNC machining or manual machining experience.
*General shop tool experience, fabrication experience a plus.
*GD&T understanding and application with direct experience designing production fixtures and tooling based on part drawing datums.
*Tolerance stack analysis and ability to communicate tolerance stack adjustments with design engineers.
Education and/or Experience:
*Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing, Process, Industrial, Automation, Mechanical, Electrical and/or equivalent experience.
*4+ years in a manufacturing environment preferred with demonstrated ability developing and implementing automation processes and equipment.
*Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Instrumentation & Process Control engineering concepts and design including circuits, control systems, as well as a general knowledge of mechanical equipment and systems.
*Demonstrated knowledge in tooling design to support the principles of lean manufacturing.
*Electrical background, including hands on experience with PLC's/HMI, robots, motion controls and associated programming software a plus but not required.
*Demonstrated success in managing and leading both long-term programs/projects, as well as address shot-term operational issues.
*Practical hands-on experience with equipment, machining, and fabrication.
*Firearm and sports optics experience along with a knowledge of the shooting sports industry strongly preferred.
*Able to lift up to 25 pounds
*Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which is required in designated areas.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.
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