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Tooling Engineer - Cromwell, CT

Date: Nov 7, 2021

Location: Cromwell, CT, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.


Job Summary

Position requires sound comprehensive knowledge of aerospace tool design and manufacture / maintenance, engineering drawing, CAD/graphics, and reading of drawings.  Responsible for implementation and sustaining of tools and tooling systems with minimal supervision. Has good knowledge of aerospace industry and related standards and codes. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Tool Design (new and revisions to existing)
  • Preparation of tool usage instructions
  • Tool tryout and handover to Operations
  • Tool Inspection and maintenance
  • Plans, organizes and coordinates own work.
  • Collects, reads, interprets and uses related reference documents and drawings prepared by other disciplines, vendors or outside sources.
  • Ensures compliance with approved design standards to provide quality design, safety, constructability, reliable operation, fabrication and satisfactory completion.
  • Reviews and checks calculations, design models, drawings and design documents for quality accuracy, neatness, functionality and satisfactory completion.
  • Assembles bid, approval and fabrication issue drawing packages with supervision.
  • Provide drawing for own designs and produce sketches to incorporate in drawings by designers.
  • Research design options.
  • Review shop drawings.
  • Assure that drawings and designs are in accordance with company production and design standards.

Job Qualifications

  • Associate degree in an engineering discipline, will consider 4 years of professional design experience for manufacturing tooling in lieu of degree
  • 2 years experience in manufacturing
  • 1 years professional expeience working with CAD software such as NX, CATIA, and/or Solid Works
  • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements
  • U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a Department of Defense Security Clearance


Preferred Qualification

  • Knowledge / experience with tool making practices specific to mold manufacture and repair
  • Knowledge of composites / resin transfer molding processes
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency



Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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