Tool Design Engineer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Extensive experience in research and design of complex instruments. Designed and helped design several patented products. Advanced expertise in tool and die work, CNC programming and machine tool operations. Accomplished in heat treating a broad range of materials. Excelled at managing and directing a multi-million-dollar machining cell operation in an industrial machining environment. Proficient at coordinating tasks of numerous internal divisions and external agencies to ensure rapid, accurate delivery of materials and resources to streamline operations. Broad range of experience in the research, design and machining fields. Work with the engineering team at a world leader and premier innovator in the Aerospace Industry. Productive and organized worker with expertise in research and manufacturing. Stays focused after long hours of detail-oriented work and remains accurate. Results-focused professional proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes.

  • AutoCad
  • Cad/Cam
  • CNC
  • Consultation
  • Engineering
  • Meetings
  • Process improvement
  • Programming
  • Quality
  • Research
  • Solidworks
  • Supervision
  • Troubleshoot
  • Welding
  • Measuring
  • Material knowledge
  • AutoCAD expert
  • Analytical
  • Flexible
  • Active listening
  • Critical thinking
  • Team building
  • Computer skills
  • Working collaboratively
  • Planning
  • Friendly, positive attitude
06/2018 to 04/2021 Tool Design Engineer Butler Technical Group | Ontario, CA,
  • Engineer and design process improvement for higher quality and faster production.
  • Work with Manufacturing Improvement Process Group.
  • Participates in Tier Level meetings.
  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise using Root Cause Analysis.
  • Design and manufacture tooling to support production.
  • Fixed tooling problems and production bottlenecks.
  • Completed frequent inspections to assess safety and operational status of tool, part or equipment.
  • Exceeded customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Collaborated with others to discuss new solutions and opportunities.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
07/1987 to 12/2017 Engineering Research and Design Clemson University | City, STATE,
  • Design complex research instruments using Cad software to support research.
  • Machine complex precision parts for research.
  • Provide consultation, advice and technical expertise, to faculty and students.
  • Program and operate CNC machines using Cad/Cam software.
  • Purchased and designed tooling to machine exotic materials
  • Devised and initiated engineering solutions to variety of project and design issues.
  • Simplified complex specifications into logical design requirements for production.
  • Attended cross-functional product meetings to discuss parts sourcing, lead times and production schedules.
  • Analyzed product design requirements and recommended solutions to conflicts.
  • Recommended design modifications to eliminate component and system malfunctions.
  • Assisted with design of engineering projects, including products, parts and components.
  • Conceived, designed and tested design prototypes to prove concepts and guide refinements.
  • Monitored design processes from conceptual phase through construction.
  • Researched suppliers of raw materials and finished goods.
  • Selected manufacturing methods, fabrication and product designs.
01/1984 to 08/1987 Hub Cell Manager FAIRFIELD MANUFACTURING | City, STATE,
  • Managed and Directed all day-to-day operations of manufacturing facility to provide safe and enjoyable work experience.
  • Increased production 520 percent within 4 months.
  • Purchased tooling to increase production.
  • Worked closely with vendors to decrease scrap to less than 1/2 percent.
  • Brought new products on line in the department.
  • Increased employee efficiency by providing high quality raw materials and tooling to perform work in a timely manner.
  • Monitored progress by establishing plans, measuring results.
Education and Training
Expected in 01/1983 Associate of Science | Machine Tool Technology, Tool And Die TRI COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE, Pendleton, SC, GPA:
  • Instrumental in the start-up of Fairfield Manufacturing.
  • Awarded patents for designs.
  • Design of replaceable knee joint.
  • Significant role in design and development of a heart bioreactor.
  • Considerable advisement in the development of the variable timing camshaft.
  • Engineered a suitable solution for the High Shear rivet problem.
  • Consistently maintained high customer satisfaction ratings.
Activities and Honors

Received Clemson University's College of Engineering and Science Innovation Award

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