Group Leader - Tool Design - RD 13250

Function: Engineering (R&D, Manuf. Eng.)
Localization: India - Karnataka - Bangalore
Contract type: Standard jobs
Publication date: 14th February 2018

Description       :

The Tool Design Team Leader is responsible for the design of new or existing tools/fixtures, in line with planning, process, quality and cost targets. He/she produces complete engineering designs translated in CAD models and creates all the associated drawings and documentation.

The main missions of the role are to organize his team activity in order that they realize the Quality , Cost and Delivery targets .


Principle Accountability

Lead a group of Engineers supporting projects from a customer location or Customer GAP (eg: Tooling-Augsburg)

o    Generate tool/fixture design concepts and produce conforming designs as per the requirement: welding fixture, protoshop fixtures…

o    Develop optimised tool designs, considering welding torch access, loading/unloading components etc. & manufacturing processes & cost.

o    Prepare and maintain engineering release and change documents in the PLM system.

o    Preparation of manufacturing drawings and BOM.

o    Maintain strong familiarity with specific customer CAD data integrity requirements and apply them as required.

o    Actively participate in tool design reviews.

o    Project Management – Planning, Scheduling , Execution & Delivery of projects  as per customer requirement.

o    Conduct daily GAP meetings and ensuring GAP boards are updated.

o    Responsible for projects for his team /GAP, Quality, Delivery & Utilisation.

o    Co-Ordinate with the Customer Team  to understand the technical requirements.

o    Assigning jobs to the team members based on the requirement of the Customer and skills of the resource.

o    Leading a Team of around 8 to 10 members.

o    Training team members on customer standards and procedures.

o    Enhance the skills of team members and measure training effectiveness.

o    Support the departmental head with data to administer the department.

o    Maintaining documents and records as per TS 16949.

o    Responsible for assessment of his/her team.

o    Validation of timesheets, leave management & polyvalence management.


Must have the following experience

    • Fluent on SolidWorks, CATIA V5 both 3D & 2D.
    • Tool/Fixture design and development, Dimensioning methodologies, generating production drawings and design release process.
    • Experience of working on DELMIA for Tooling Simulation.
    • Knowledge of Tolerance Analysis.
    • PLM, preferabily ENOVIA.
    • Working with Design standards, and drafting guidelines.
    • Good Knowledge on GD&T, DFMA, DFMEA etc
    • Experience on quality systems eg: TS16946.
    • Project management experience, prepairing job estimation, timimg plan and project planning.
    • Experience in Leading teams.


Following are the added advantages:

o    Exposure to Exhaust system design.

o    Various Tool Design knowledge like Welding, Checking, Inspection Fixtures etc.

o    Multi tool skills, more than one CAD software expereince.

o    Exposure to production process, sheetmetal etc.

o    Exposure to major OEM design standards.

o    Exposure to NAO/Europe Automotive Customer Specifications & Standards.

o    Experience in working with problem solving tools like, Fishbone diagram, 8D, DOF etc.

o    Lanaguage skills : French or German.


Other requirements:

·         Must be good in spoken and written English communication.

·         Willing to add value through creativity & innovation.

·         International mind set , ability to work with international customers.

Proficiency in MS office tools, Powerpoint and Ms excell  


The ideal candidate will have/be:


Qualification and Experience:

Bachelors or Masters in Mechanical/Automobile Engineering.

8-10 years of experience in Tool design, Welding Fixture Design & Protoshop Fixture Design. Experience in automotive domain preferred.


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