IDEX Tool Designer in Cedar Falls, Iowa
Title: Tool Designer
Business Unit: Viking Pump
406 State Street
Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50613-3343
The Tooling, Environmental, and Maintenance team at Viking Pump, Inc. a Unit of IDEX Corporation is seeking a Tool Designer to join their team in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
To design complex tooling, fixtures, gaging, and special equipment.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan, coordinate, develop and design new concepts and tool designs for complex tools, fixtures, gages, and auxiliary equipment to facilitate the implementation of new and revised products for the core manufacturing processes.
Designs and specifies hydraulic and pneumatic devices, hydrostatic testing equipment, and assembly tools.
Makes calculations for simple force systems and positioning.
Must maintain a thorough knowledge of CAD including record maintenance, directory set-ups, and training assistance.
Must maintain a high level of technical tooling and fixture knowledge.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum high school diploma or equivalent
Associate’s Degree in Industrial Technology, Engineering Technology, or related preferred.
Minimum of one year 3D modeling experience; Inventor software preferred.
Tool and Die training preferred.
OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Requires technical skills such as the knowledge of manufacturing practices, basic mathematics skills and must possess sound drafting capabilities.
Good working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) theory and manufacturing practices
Strong understanding of engineering principles, manufacturing processes and shop capabilities, and basic application experience of the concepts of stress and material science.
Knowledge of shop safety and ergonomics and their impact on the tooling process
Works with minimum supervision of the Tool Design Supervisor.
Original ideas, concepts, and good mechanical aptitude are basic requirements.
Must be willing to take positive action to advance their personal knowledge of new techniques pertinent to tool and equipment design, manufacturing, and related areas.
Proficient with Microsoft Office products including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Proficient with AutoDesk’s Inventor (3D) and AutoCad (2D) products.
WORK ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to move within office and manufacturing complex, write by hand and keyboard, and perform general office functions.
Ability to communicate by speech and hearing via phone and in person.
Visual acuity needed for close detail work and computer use.
General manufacturing, warehouse and office environment.
Must have the ability to effectively communicate with customers, suppliers and all levels of corporate and company personnel.
Must be able to work and communicate well with personnel in the various departments, shop personnel, and outside vendors.
IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled