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Date: 8/13/2019
Job Function: Engineering
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Title: Lead Tool Design and Manufacturing Engineer
About Chromalloy:
Chromalloy has expanded from a gas turbine parts repair business into an OEM supplier of production parts and advanced repairs and services for gas turbines used in aviation and power applications. Chromalloy serves the airline, military, marine and energy segments with a broad range of services at locations around the globe.

Chromalloy is a subsidiary of Sequa Corporation. Sequa Corporation is a diversified industrial company with operations in the aerospace, metal coatings and automotive industries. Sequa is a Carlyle Group company. For additional information, visit www.sequa.com.
Description:
Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a opening to join our Engineering organization.
Job Description:

SCOPE of WORK

Design special tools and fixtures used in the repair and processing of components in support of the site’s Engineering, Quality and Operations Organizations. Perform tooling and fixture validation checks to ensure they meet the required specifications. Maintain the site's Tooling Maintenance Management System and associated drawing templates, drawing database and electronic tool design files. Oversee the execution of tasks performed by the Toolmakers. Work efficiently and harmoniously with Engineers and Quality, Operations, Purchasing and Vendor personnel to ensure required tools and fixtures are delivered in a timely fashion.

CORE DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Work safely following all health, safety and environmental rules and policies.

Demonstrate high ethical standards and integrity as set forth in Chromalloy’s Code of Business Conduct and our Principles of Business Conduct, Policies and Procedures.

Effectively participate in a team environment that promotes the company’s goals and objectives.

Read, write, speak, and effectively communicate in English.

Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Apply common sense understanding and carrying out instructions received in written, oral, or diagram form.

Solve complex problems using appropriate critical thinking skills.

Continuously look for ways to increase efficiency and productivity while maintaining the required level of quality.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Serve as the technical lead for all tool and fixture needs at CCS.

Design tools and fixtures needed for the repair and processing of components in support of the site’s Engineering, Quality and Operations Organizations.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES (continued)

Perform tooling and fixture validation checks to ensure they meet the required specifications.

Maintain the site's Tooling Maintenance Management System and associated drawing templates, drawing database and electronic tool design files.

Oversee the execution of tasks performed by the Toolmakers. Perform tooling validation checks and prototype processing.

Confer with vendors to remain abreast of the latest and greatest technology available in the tool and fixture design and manufacturing field.

Confer with vendors to ensure outside manufacturing of tools and fixtures is performed in a timely fashion so as not to have a negative effect on the company’s needs.

Drive lean manufacturing metrics related to tool and fixture design and manufacturing operations performed at CCS.

Ensure Special Equipment or Test Apparatus Equivalency Reviews are accomplished and documented on all special equipment and test apparatus that are used for performing tests and checking parameters of components being tested or inspected.

Lead the identification and resolution of problems, loss reporting and continuous improvement activities for all tool and fixture design and manufacturing operations performed at CCS.

Drive the design of any tooling and fixtures in support of operations performed at CCS.

Know how to read and use calibrated tooling and equipment such as but not limited to vernier calipers, height gages, pit-tapes, plug gages, dial calipers, dial indicators, protractors, radius gages, hardness testers, dial bore gages, thickness gages, Omni gages, go/no-go gages, and micrometers.

Lead the continuous improvement of existing tools and fixtures and their utilization methods, techniques and procedures.

Lead process audits in the several areas at CCS to ensure compliance to defined tool and fixture utilization requirements.

Develop capital requests for tool and fixture manufacturing operations.

Possess a solid understanding of geometric, dimensioning and tolerancing and welding symbology.

Understand and implement the policies set forth in the several manuals and procedures available at CCS, to include but not limited to Repair Station and Quality Manual (RSQM), EASA Supplement to RSQM, Quality Systems Manual, Quality Procedures, Safety Procedures, Training Program Manual and AS9100.

Understand and implement the policies set forth in the several technical specifications available at CCS, to include but not limited to MIL, AMS, ASTM and AWS.

Understand and implement the applicable civil aviation regulations as defined by the appropriate regulatory bodies (e.g., Government, FAA, EASA, JCAB, CAAC, etc.) as required in support of CCS’s tool and fixture manufacturing operations.

Advise the Engineering Manager when there is a need to revise any engineering, inspection or production practices or procedures related to tool and fixture manufacturing operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES (continued)

Review customer purchase orders, contracts and change requests as required to ensure that the necessary criteria and provisions are communicated to and included in the work instructions for all tool and fixture manufacturing operations.

Develop internal and external reports as required identifying the status of tool and fixture manufacturing operations.

Support the Engineering Manager maintaining clean, orderly and safe working conditions in the Engineering Department and in the Tools and Fixtures area.

Exhibit excellent written and verbal skills to effectively communicate with peers, supervisors and management personnel, displaying an attitude that promotes teamwork and cooperation between the various internal departments.

Demonstrate a good mechanical aptitude.

Demonstrate ability to multitask in a fast-paced work environment.

Perform duties of a lower classification as workload dictates.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Engineering Manager.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has direct management responsibilities for the Tools and Fixtures Department.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the specific knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform his/her essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

College degree in an Engineering discipline from an accredited institution desired; this requirement can be waived for 10 years of documented experience as a tool designer.

CERTIFICATIONS

No certifications are required for this position.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Demonstrated proficiency with CAD applications; 2D acceptable, but 3D preferred.

Strong computer skills using Microsoft Word and Excel mandatory; skills with PowerPoint desired but not mandatory.

Prior experience using Microsoft Project, Visio, and Access desired but not mandatory.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Ability to perform complex engineering calculations using advanced mathematical functions (derivatives, integrals, area, perimeter and volume calculations, etc.).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform his/her essential functions.

Occasionally:    Sit, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Regularly:         Lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

Frequently:        Stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, hear, and reach with hands and arms.  Use hands to type, handle, or feel. Close vision, distance vision, color vision, focus adjustment. Initial and annual hearing and vision exams must be successfully passed.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform his/her essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, electrical parts, silver sure, photographic safe light, radiation, black light, liquid penetrant, acetone and water. The employee may also occasionally be exposed to moderate cold and moderate heat. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

Limitless Opportunities
Chromalloy offers challenging assignments, great teams, development and training, and exciting opportunities to enhance your skills, abilities and knowledge.

Chromalloy maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. Please note that depending on the specific position, you may be required to pass additional medical tests, background checks, and/or other requirements.

Chromalloy is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants and to prohibit any discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. Sexual harassment, or any other kind of harassment, will not be tolerated. The foundation of these policies is our commitment to treat everyone fairly and equally and to have a bias-free work environment.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability, or a disabled veteran and need a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, or need to apply in an alternate way, please contact the Human Resources department at the individual business unit or annex. The telephone number for a specific business unit or annex can be found at Chromalloy Locations.
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