Tool Engineering is a career field that specializes in designing custom mechanical solutions to support manufacturing, assembly, machine tools, inspection, and test throughout the product lifecycle. Tooling Engineers are the subject matter experts who provide innovative fixturing, gages, automation and machine design solutions. The use of these items provides a consistent, safe, ergonomic means to assemble, lift, and transport production hardware. Tool Engineers use computer aided design technology to generate 3-dimensional models and technical drawing packages. Tool Engineers are responsible for all aspects of designing, documentation, procuring and integrating assembly Tooling into a highly complex manufacturing environment. Tool Engineers oversee projects from development to implementation and strive to incorporate safe, ergonomic, error-proofed, and innovative solutions into the factory.
This role can be a Tooling Engineer II or a Sr. Tooling Engineer I.
- Develop complex 3-dimensional tooling solutions using CREO(Pro-E)
- Capture & communicate tooling concepts with manufacturing & factory teams.
- Identify opportunities for improvement within our factories.
- Represent manufacturing as a mechanical engineering resource to support a variety of factory initiatives.
- Promote standardized fixturing concepts across all programs to support a true multi-missile factory environment.
- Interpret and read mechanical engineering drawings including the usage of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
- Provide stress analysis models and documents on below the hook lifting devices.
- Establish designs with significant consideration given to good error-proofing techniques.
- Integrate COTS components to increase design usability and cost effectiveness.
- Adjust designs as necessary to meet stakeholder needs.
- Optimizes designs through proper selection of raw materials and finishes.
- Troubleshoot, diagnose and analyze design flaws and production issues.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Assimilate all problem details and brainstorm potential tooling solutions.
- Follow and Support established guidelines regarding drawing layouts and release procedures.
Position Requirements:Tooling Engineer II
- Strong mechanical engineering aptitude and analytical skills.
- Understands the elements of design risk analysis and contingency planning, and capable of identifying potential design alternatives.
- Understands significance of analysis data, ergonomics and safety aspects of the design task, and incorporates these elements.
- Understands proper material selection and machine and fabrication processes.
- Basic Knowledge of Machine Shop practices
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Sr. Tooling Engineer I
- Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Technology, Aerospace Engineering or related field and 2 years of related experience or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Technology, Aerospace Engineering or related field
- Basic experience/education with CAD modeling
- Basic experience/education with drawing interpretation
- Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Technology, Aerospace Engineering or related field and 4 years of related experience or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Technology, Aerospace Engineering or related field and 2 years of related experience
- Experience with CAD modeling
- Experience with drawing interpretation
- Experience with mechanical project development
- Proven mechanical aptitude (ex. Project development, hobbies)
- Experience/education with mechanical project development
Working Environments:This position involves direct support of manufacturing activities and requires spending significant amounts of time in and around factory areas.This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens. Interested job seekers must apply online at to determine if they meet qualifications for specific positions and other employment requirements.This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.
- Machine Shop Experience
- Previous tool design experience
- Finite Element Analysis (FEA) experience
- Mold design experience (Compression, Injection, or RTM)
- Machine design experience
- Automation design experience
- Advanced CAD skills
- Experience with CREO
- Experience or education evaluating a requests and conceptualize innovative solutions
- Experience or education performing Engineering Tolerance Analysis
- Basic GD&T skills
Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.