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CAD Technician/Designer 760-I

Jacksonville, FL

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Desired Characteristics

Geometric tolerancing

Excellent documentation skills

Strong oral and written communication skills

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Ability to work independently

Strong problem solving skills

Ability to influence to drive results

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Role Summary/Purpose

The Tool Designer will develop and document tool designs for both development and production hardware for aerospace products such as ignition exciters, high tension leads, igniter plugs and sensors. This includes all sub-assemblies involved with these parts.

Essential Responsibilities

Design tools and fixtures for production hardware and associated sub-components for aircraft applications

Performs analytical calculations necessary for designing tooling and fixtures (tolerance stack-ups, fits, torque requirements, thermal expansion at various temperatures etc.)

Detailed understanding of product design and processing to aid in definition of required tools / fixtures and materials to be used

Ensure design will conform to application stresses and packaging requirements

Work with Manufacturing, Production and NPD Manufacturing Engineering and Design Engineering across sites to assure that design producibility is achieved in a production environment, and assist in the assembly of experimental hardware to help optimize the manufacturing process

Understanding and application of design geometric tolerancing

Understanding of geometric tolerancing per Y14.5M-1994

Understanding characteristics of materials used in design

Seek to achieve maximum cost efficiency in design

Work strategy with procurement for make / buy decisions on tooling and fixtures

Carry out long term project assignments to implement capital expenditure equipment

Make investment related to tooling strategies

Prepares drawings using CAD system (Unigraphics NX-4 with Teamcenter experience preferred)

Familiar with a variety of manufacturing processes – welding, brazing, assembly, machining, etc.

Ability to develop tooling designs from piece part, assembly prints and solid models

Interface with engineering on design for automation techniques

Work design details and custom tooling with automation team for brilliant factory initiatives

Analyze processes to identify opportunities for improvements, mistake proofing and simplification

Understanding of other CAD systems and compatibility with NX

Point of contact for tool suppliers, tool design suppliers and internal machine shop

Development of tool and design suppliers

Manage government tooling and government tooling audits

Good knowledge of 3D printing technology

Owner of 3D printing equipment from procurement to maintenance

Manage tool request workflows and tooling databases

Closely manage site tooling costs and work to implement new technology to continually reduce tooling costs and decrease tooling lead time

Ability to design or source design of electrical testing equipment

Data tagger trained and use of e-distrib

Support and / or participate in Lean activities

Design solutions for EHS related actions

Must be self-motivated and able to work independently or with a group


Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college (Or an Associate's Degree in Engineering or related field from an accredited school or institution with a minimum of 2 years of work experience in tool design)

Minimum of 3 years of work experience in tool design (Including Unigraphics experience)


This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment

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GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Start your career on the right path. Join our results-oriented team at GE Aviation today!

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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