Composite Tool Designer

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Morson International are currently looking for a number of Tooling Designers to work on various military fast jet programmes at BAE Systems Salmesbury.

Job Purpose :

To identify and design tooling solutions to support the manufacture of CFC (Carbon Fibre Composite) components to an exacting design standard.


Liaison with the design and engineering organisations to provide design for manufacture input

Scheming and designing CFC family of tools

Ability to work with different data streams (design data, PTS's etc.) to ensure a fit for purpose design

Liaison with CFC planning engineers, and other Subject Matter Experts, to ensure coherent tool design and manufacturing solution

Thorough application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and achieving component interchangeability (ICY)

Compliance with H&SE requirements and regulations

Running Design reviews to demonstrate compliance to the component design requirement

Compliance with local manufacturing procedures, use of standard parts and manufacturing processes.

Identifying product quality and cost saving opportunities

Capturing and embodying identified engineering and design change (component and tool)

Advising on tool assembly, machining and treatments processes

The Individual

HNC or higher level or recognised apprenticeship and experience of working within a CFC manufacturing area

CFC tool design and manufacturing experience in the aerospace (or equivalent standard) industry

Knowledge of CFC detail manufacturing processes

CFC engineering and manufacturing experience in the aerospace (or equivalent standard) industry

Computer literate with good knowledge of standard office IT packages

Engineering Toolset knowledge, CATIA V5, PLM (or equivalent Product Data Manager), SAP CAM (computer Aided Manufacture) or SFM (Shop Floor Manager), CDP and VAS

Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively at multiple organisational levels.

Ability to manage unplanned events and work to tight deadlines.