Fibreworks Composites
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Composite Design Engineer

REPORT TO: Design Office Managers

Produce innovative, intelligent designs for Composite Production, in a timely manner with respect to Project schedules, while optimizing ease of manufacturing, cost, weight, and function.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Complete a departmental rotation to learn FWC’s processes, ending in Engineering
  • Produce accurate 3D models, preliminary layouts, laminating production details, in line with scheduled release dates
  • Prepare drawings and other engineering data required for the manufacturing of Composite parts and / or data submittal to the customer
  • Act as a shop liaison during initial production of new product designs to prevent and/or solve any engineering issue that may arise
  • Identify problems and develop solutions
  • Maintain awareness of emerging solutions and technologies that may be applied to Composite manufacturing
  • Collaborate with vendors to examine supplier lead times, costs and availability for parts and tooling necessary to manufacture the product being designed
  • Maintain and build relationships with customers
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Regular Hours of Work:

  • Normally 7:00AM – 4:00PM, Mon-Fri; Weekends and Holidays as scheduled by Management.

Type:

  • Exempt, Full Time

Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Must have 3-5 years’ experience in design engineering
  • Must have a sound understanding of how to use CATIA software to design in composites
  • Basic understanding of tolerances and their implications in the Composite manufacturing process
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Positive attitude, can do attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Available evenings, weekends, and holidays

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

Will be exposed to a variety of work environments.  There may be high levels of noise from machines and power tool equipment.  Eye protection is required; hearing and hand protection is advised and provided. The physical demands described here 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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand or walk for a majority of the work day; sit; climb stairs; balance and stoop; kneel, crouch or crawl; continuous grasping and repetitive movements; use hand tools and fine motor skills; talk and hear. The employee may be required to lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.