IDEX Tool Designer in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Title: Tool Designer

Business Unit: Viking Pump

Location:

406 State Street

Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50613-3343

United States

Function: Operations

Description:

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.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

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.

Qualifications:

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.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

  • 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.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • 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

REQ ID: 1511