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Tool Design Engineer - FiberSIM

Company: Motive Companies
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly skilled Tool Design Engineer with recent FiberSIM experience to serve as the FiberSIM software Subject Matter Expert in defining composite laminates and generating ply-by-ply engineering definition for small satellite launch programs. The candidate in this role will assist in Aerospace composite and metallic part tooling definition and development.

  • Create flat patterns from ply-by-ply engineering definition of laminates using Unigraphics NX and FiberSim software.
  • Generate files for ply cutting and ply projection.
  • Provide tooling solutions for all aspects of composite structures production, including tooling, laminating, drilling, routing/trimming, bonding, and assembly processes.
  • Stay current on the latest technology for composite production and assembly processes and implement new technology as appropriate into the manufacturing process.
  • Develop tooling concepts for manufacturing and coordinate with the tooling team on design and fabrication.
  • Assist manufacturing engineers in defining assembly processes.
  • Provide technical expertise into the design of the components and assemblies to maximize quality level, minimize cost, and achieve rate targets.
  • Prepare and present design reviews.
  • Contribute to the production layout of the process in the facility, continually analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements and equipment layout.
  • Develop error-proofing techniques to minimize risk and assure build quality.
  • Use root cause analysis for manufacturing issues in development and production.
  • Provide specifications, evaluation and implementation of new capital equipment for the production processes.
  • Evaluate alternative manufacturing and assembly processes to improve quality and cost

    If you want to join us, you'd better have all of these:

    • BS Degree + FiberSIM software experience and expertise is required.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or similar field.
    • Experience working in a manufacturing environment, especially where mass and cost are critical.
    • Proven experience using FiberSim software and Unigraphics/Siemens NX.
    • Experience with new part introduction for composite structures; including trimming, drilling, structural bonding, and assembly processes.
    • Demonstrated experience reducing composite production costs and in lean manufacturing.
    • Experience with capacity and rate planning for manual work centers and capital equipment.
    • Expertise in composite manufacturing processes, such as: manual layup, fiber placement, winding, bulk and sheet molding, bonding, co-curing, co-bonding, bagging and curing, oven and autoclave operation, and composite repairs.
    • Good at freehand concept sketching to clearly communicate your ideas.
    • Self-driven, with a strong background in pragmatic project management, problem solving, organization, inter-team communication skills, and attention to detail.
    • Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed.
    • Must be able to provide proof of US-approved Covid-19 full vaccination status, unless otherwise exempted by an approved reasonable medical or religious accommodation from Virgin Orbit.
      Skills we Value

      • Knowledge and understanding of lean manufacturing and its application to low and medium volume production programs.
      • Experience with Teamcenter, Oracle is a plus.
      • Exposure to finite element analysis software, hand calculations and report writing of results.
      • Familiar with the use of PFMEAs to reduce risk to the manufacturing process.
        For more information email Katie Grogan @ KGrogan@motivecompanies.com#tooldesignengineer#composites#nx#fibersim#motivecompanies

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