Born out of MIT, VulcanForms is commercializing the first fully scalable industrial metal additive manufacturing (AM) solution. Building the world’s most powerful and advanced metal AM system is the first step towards our vision of lights-out, highest quality metal AM mass production. We are a team of leading technology and operational experts with decades of experience in advanced manufacturing, materials, automation, and robotics. We are continuously seeking contributors who demonstrate outstanding integrity, intelligence, accountability, and a passion for learning.
As a Tooling Engineer at VulcanForms, you will provide technical leadership for production tooling requirements in our Devens, Massachusetts facility. The Tooling Engineer will be responsible for delivering tooling to transition from new product development to manufacturing, provide daily manufacturing support for existing products, and lead design changes to improve quality and address EH&S concerns. Responsibilities include providing design changes and incorporating new technologies to support Manufacturing, Quality, and EH&S concerns. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in all aspects of manufacturing operations, health and safety regulations to achieve the highest standards and a safe work environment.
- Design and coordinate the building of tools and fixtures for new programs and oversees their implementation into production.
- Supports prototype builds with Design engineers and provides advice on feasibility, cost, and practicality of designs.
- Provides tool engineering support to production departments
- Review processes for new tooling and analyzes existing tooling for improvement.
- Schedule and coordinate timely preventive maintenance of tooling.
- Coordinate with outside contractors on the cost, schedule, design, design review, build, delivery, and the runoff of tooling
- Coordinate engineering changes and establishes production feasibility of designs working with tooling subcontractors and Manufacturing Engineering.
- Conduct design reviews internally and with customers and vendors, and act as a liaison between design engineering, manufacturing engineers, quality department, purchasing department, and tooling subcontractors.
- Coordinated Tool Room workload on a day-to-day basis.
- Directed and coordinated the activities of cross-functional teams to ensure the project stays on schedule and within budget.
- Ensure the safety of all associates by identifying safety issues and taking measures to proactively address concerns and adhere to the safety policies and procedures.
- B.S. Degree in Engineering or related technical degree with 10+ years of tooling experience in a manufacturing environment.
- Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes and operations
- Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing techniques, Quality System, and SPC tools
- Authorized to work within the US without restrictions (U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (or green card holder))
- Experience with CAD/Creo design tools.
- Experience with CNC / CMM / PLC programming a plus
- Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing business requirements
- Effective interpersonal and written communication skills
- Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
- Strong work ethic, good judgment, and decision-making skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Must be a current U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder.