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Tool/Jig Builder

  • 10/01/2021 12:00:00
  • Full Time
  • Jig Builder
  • Winfield

Job Description

Seeking full time Jig Builder

Job Purpose:  Oversees the assembly of a variety of standard and non-standard major jigs, fixtures and related tooling.  

 Essential Functions include the following. Other duties may be assigned.                                              

  1. Ensures jigs function appropriately with complex angles or contours.
  2. Responsible for determining methods and sequence of operations and scheduling work to be performed from tool design drawings.
  3. Assists in the design and creation of jig and fixture details and holding devices. May be required to verify accuracy and quality in accordance with established control procedures.
  4. Carries out supervisory responsibilities including training and development; planning, assigning, and directing work; and inspecting work.
  5. Must have the ability to interpret complicated aerospace drawings and specifications. The ability to use various types of fabrication equipment, conventional machine tools, precision measurement tools, and various hand tools.
  6. Develops tools with advanced blueprints reading, sketches, specifications, and descriptions and applying knowledge of materials, machining, and assembly methods. Creates DXF files for the Water Jet and Hurco machines. Must be able to interpret application of drawing tolerances (including GD&T), general notes, and specifications.
  7. Schedules jobs by coordinating with departments to determine job specific needs such as polishing, welding, EDM, Devlieg, and gun drill. Prepares jobs by comparing prints to models and gathering and/or ordering materials and hardware.
  8. Communicates with programmer to determine set-up and machine details and ensures programmer has necessary prints and paperwork.
  9. Programs, sets-up, and operates equipment and machinery including CNC and manual machines. Builds and repairs various tooling projects including molds, dies, and aircraft.
  10. Confirms parts by comparing measurements to specifications.
  11. Communicates with upper management regarding rework specifications and timeframe deadlines.
  12. Communicates with operators regarding ideas for safe and efficient set-ups, tool needs, and job progress. Provides set-up assistance to operators.
  13. Communicates with shipping and receiving to verify incoming materials and notify them of future outgoing jobs.
  14. Ensures quality standards by reviewing job finish requirements with polishers.
  15. Performs preventative machine maintenance on department equipment and tools including Hurco machine.
  16. Reviews aircraft status sheet for project specifics and due dates.
  17. Maintains quality standards by overseeing and inspecting jobs to ensure correct per specifications and finished in timely manner. Coordinates all outside services necessary to complete jobs including grinding, EDM, painting, stress-relieving, and heat treat.
  18. Ensures quality of product by visually inspecting all parts prior to sending to inspection.
  19. Communicates with inspection to organize project needs and ensure all original paperwork including certifications and purchase orders are sent to inspection with parts. Assembles tools for delivery. Confirms receipt of all pertinent paperwork.
  20. Ensures shipping utilizes proper packaging and provides required paperwork.
  21. Evaluates problems and determines most cost-effective and efficient method of correcting issues and eliminating downtime. Ensures implementation of solution.
  22. Maintains communication with management regarding developments affecting cost or delivery of jobs. Reports status of projects weekly.
  23. Maintains personal and company tools by cleaning, polishing and disassembling. Certifies personal hand tools in annual inspection.
  24. Assists management in the quoting process of potential new projects.
  25. Electronically organizes and archives finished projects in computer.
  26. Becomes familiar with the quality system requirements as they pertain to the department.
  27. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations. Secures tools, materials and equipment at end of day.
  28. Contributes to team effort by actively participating in team meetings.