Tool Design Engineer in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 4/2/2024

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Tool Design Engineer

Job Description

Tool Design Engineer


Tool Design Engineer is responsible for the design and modification of forming dies, holding fixtures, press castings and other manufacturing aids used to produce structural aerospace parts.  This position requires strong analytical and communication skills to support all aspects of the manufacturing process.

Who are we?

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed.

Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications.

Our Facility in Parsons, Ks manufactures precision parts for passenger and military aircraft. Travelers around the world count on our employees for their commitment to quality.

Why Ducommun? 

  • Excellent company culture – as recognized by Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces
  • Clean and climate controlled working environment
  • Opportunity for career growth
  • Great benefits including paid vacation and sick time, 401K match, Employee Stock Purchase Program, annual bonus plan, and tuition reimbursement

Job Summary

  • Use CAD tools to design tools that meets customer specifications
  • Ability to use and apply FEA results to enhance designs
  • Maintain digital/ electronic data
  • Generate tooling work orders
  • Support manufacturing and other departments
  • Perform cost analysis and tradeoff improvement studies
  • Create operation sheets, tool drawings, and detail drawings
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • BS degree in Engineering or related experience in job function equivalent (combination of education and experience)
  • Up to three years’ experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment
  • Strong CAD/CAE skills, Unigraphics preferred
  • Knowledge of aerospace company specifications and practices preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) experience preferred
  • Technical writing skills preferred

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments in accordance with business needs, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential function of the job.

This is a generic job posting for a Tool Design Engineer. Depending on the candidate’s skills, qualifications and experience, they will be hired into an entry (I) level, intermediate (II) level or expert (III) level job and pay scale.


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