Engineer Design, Tooling

General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems

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Lincoln, NE

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:


General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is looking for an experienced  Engineer Design, Tooling to join our Lincoln, NE organization.  We are expanding rapidly and looking for motivated and creative individuals who want to help support and shape this organization as we grow. 


GD-OTS provides reliable and affordable composite products to the defense and commercial aerospace markets. With more than 50 years of expertise, General Dynamics designs, develops, manufactures and tests a full range of composite missile and space structures, including rocket motors, pressure vessels, launch tubes and fuel tanks.

Major Position Responsibilities

Provide tool engineering support for composite structure development and production programs. This will include the generation of specific tool designs with supporting technical data packages that include detailed drawings and structural assessments, as required. It will also include support for both the tool procurement process and implementation of the tool on the production floor to ensure it is used correctly and functions to meet program requirements. Requires working closely with Program teams, customers, procurement and suppliers to ensure that all program requirements are met including budget, schedule and technical.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support manufacturing engineer in developing work flow and supporting tooling requirements for composite development and production programs.
  • Generate tool designs based on program requirements to support handling, manufacture and test of composite parts. Design effort will consist of concept design, generation of accurate solid models and generation of complete drawing package to support procurement. Will also include structural assessment where applicable.
  • Work with procurement and vendors to ensure timely, cost effective procurement of tools.
  • Work with operations, as required, to support plant tooling needs.
  • Work closely with product design group to ensure that both tooling requirements/limitations are accounted for in the product design process and that the resulting tool design will meet all product design requirements.
  • Work with Senior-level tool design engineers to generate tooling cost and schedule estimates.
  • Basic Qualifications

    Qualified candidate will possess the following traits and skills:

  • Self-motivated, excellent communication skills, proactive in resolving problems, and able to work within a team environment.
  • Intro-level understanding of GD&T Principles, including Practical Application.
  • Basic understanding of drafting skills (ANSI Y14.5-2009), view layouts, and tolerancing to create detailed drawings.
  • Able to generate solid models and assemblies, and understand/perform tolerance stack-ups.
  • Basic understanding of structural mechanics. Able to size and calculate structural margins for highly loaded tooling assemblies.
  • Minimum of two (2) Years Tool Design and CAD Experience. Creo/ProE experience a PLUS.Experience with composite part fabrication highly desired, especially filament wound composite parts.


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