Tool Designer - Fabrication in Carson, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 8/8/2018

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Job Description

Tool Designer - Fabrication

Job Description


Designs tools, jigs, fixtures and other special devices for specified operations in the production function.

  • Analyzes engineering blueprints, operation specifications and other engineering or shop date to determine the proper design of requested tool
  • Ensures design is compatible with specified fabrications procedures and with the limitations of the equipment to be employed
  • Prepares design drawings and specifications
  • Provides liaison service with tool fabrication agency for interpretation and correction of design applications
  • May also review or correct design of existing tools to conform with engineering and production changes
  • Fabricates, machines and grinds as necessary to produce tooling, prototype and production parts as required
  • Performs other duties as required 

Skills & Qualifications


  • Requires ability to select and use all types of grinding machines, honing, abrasive wheels, holding fixtures, gages, micrometers, etc.

  • Read and interpret complex mechanical drawing and common work instructions without supervision.

  • Ability to perform prototype manual machining, grinding, honing and precision material removal to complex specifications with minimal instructions.  CNC machining skills a plus.

  • Work with manufacturing engineering to develop best practices for grinding tooling, abrasive tools and material handling.   

  • Ability to select preferred abrasive tooling such as grinding wheel material and honing stones based on process requirements.  

  • Basic mathematical skills such as add, subtract, multiply and divide.

  • Perform SPC (Statistical process control) on work performed.

  • Perform routine basic and complex preventive maintenance on tools and equipment. 

  • Train newer employees as needed.

  • Ability to shift priorities with little or no notice.

  • Perform other assignments as required. 


23301 S. Wilmington Ave
Carson, California, 90745
United States