Composite tooling Design Engineer

Composite Tooling Desing Engineer

Salary depending on experience £30 – £45.000

Huntingdon/Chatteris Area


Composite Tooling Design Engineer

Department: Engineering

Responsible to (Manager): Chief Engineer

Responsible for (Staff): Design Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers

Job Purpose:

To lead and support the design and manufacturing of tooling across multiple projects, from patterns and moulds through to machining and bonding fixtures. To ensure delivery is to specification, within time, cost and quality constraints.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engineering
    • Design tooling using 3D Computer Aided Design tools (Ideally Catia)
    • Ensure strategies meet performance and quality requirements, and statutory regulations
    • Carry out engineering checks and reviews to ensure functionality of designs
    • Produce detailed manufacturing documents and additional instructions as appropriate
    • Specify proprietary components
    • Compile and control Bills of Materials
  • Project
    • Participate in projects from estimating to part manufacture
    • Ensure customer scope and requirements are documented, and change managed
    • Establish project plan and manage technical delivery
    • Liaise with customer representatives to enable efficient transfer of data, and to ensure designs meet the customer’s expectations
    • Communicate with suppliers and compile specifications, to ensure subsequent manufacture is in accordance with design intent
    • Communicate with customers regarding product technical support
  • Leadership
    • Oversight of junior team members work
    • Mentor and development of junior team members
    • Develop the company’s tooling systems and procedures
  • Company Support
    • Support shop floor staff as required to ensure manufacture in compliance with design intent, and by the most efficient methods
    • Fully comply with Company Policies including Health and Safety at all times


· Essential

· Optional

o CAD Skills (Modelling and Drawings) on Catia or similar program

o Structural analysis skills (hand calculations or FEA modelling)

o Minimum 5 years of design experience

o Hands-on composite experience

o Tooling experience

o CNC programming experience

o Practical mindset and approach to engineering

o Programme management experience

o Understanding of GD&T

o Manufacturing Engineering experience

o Aerospace and/or defence experience




Job Information

Job Reference: EM186_1582309944
Salary From: £30000
Salary To: £45000
Job Industries: Engineering
Job Locations: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Composite Tooling Design / 3D / CATIA / CAD / CNC PROGRAMMING

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