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Mechanical Design Engineer/Tool-Secret Clearance




Quest Defense is an organization at the forefront of innovation and one of the world’s fastest growing engineering services firms with deep domain knowledge and recognized expertise in the top OEMs across seven industries. We are part of a twenty-five-year-old company on a journey to becoming a centenary one, driven by aspiration, hunger and humility.

We are looking for humble geniuses, who believe that engineering has the potential to make the impossible, possible; innovators, who are not only inspired by technology and innovation, but also perpetually driven to design, develop, and test as a trusted partner for Fortune 500 customers.

As a team of remarkably diverse engineers, we recognize that what we are really engineering is a brighter future for us all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes when you win, we all win, and when you fail, we all learn, then we’re eager to hear from you.

The achievers and courageous challenge-crushers we seek have the following characteristics and skills:

Are you a skilled technical professional with a passion for precision and innovation? We have an exciting opportunity for a Tool Designer to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will play a crucial part in creating cutting-edge production, engineering, and developmental tools. If you have a strong background in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and are eager to apply your expertise to real-world challenges, we want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design Excellence: Utilize your expertise in reading and interpreting conceptual designs, blueprints, and engineering orders to create precise tool designs. Make use of computer-based design systems to bring your ideas to life.
  • Mathematical Prowess: Apply your mathematical skills, including geometric and trigonometric formulas, to calculate dimensions, angles, and machining guidelines, ensuring precision in tool design.
  • Material Mastery: Leverage your knowledge of various metals, plastics, ceramics, and composite materials to design tools tailored to their unique properties and machining characteristics.
  • Collaborative Spirit: Coordinate with Tool Engineers to meet tool requisitions, implement design changes, and ensure modifications align with requirements.
  • Empowerment Through Communication: Assist shop personnel in understanding your tool design drawings, fostering effective collaboration.
  • Data Management: Maintain accurate manufacturing data and statistics, either manually or through computer-based systems.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Technical Background: Hold a technical degree (e.g., BS or AS) or have commensurate years of experience in a relevant discipline, with a minimum of 3 years’ NX experience.
  • CAD Proficiency: Demonstrate proficiency in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and modeling skills, particularly using NX.
  • Blueprint Interpretation: Read and interpret engineering documents, sketches, blueprints, and verbal discussions to translate concepts into precise designs.
  • GD&T Expertise: Apply your knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T) to support tool fixture design and fabrication processes.
  • Machining Know-How: Apply machining theory, best practices, and mechanical systems knowledge to design tooling for turbomachinery repair and manufacturing.
  • Tolerance Mastery: Have a complete understanding of product tolerance stack-ups and datum structures in the context of designing tooling fixtures.
  • Mathematical Acumen: Possess excellent math skills, including proficiency in trigonometry.
  • Safety First: Exhibit a commitment to safety values and comply with factory process safety rules and requirements.
  • Communication Skills: Have excellent verbal and written communication skills to facilitate effective collaboration.
  • Deadline-Driven: Demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines, work under time constraints, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Team Player: Collaborate effectively with colleagues at all levels and contribute positively to team dynamics.
  • Adaptability: Thrive in a fast-paced, creative environment and embrace the diversity of experiences within dynamic teams.
  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. Citizen and possess or ability to get DOD clearance.

Additional Skills:

  • Independent Contributor: Effectively contribute to and perform within a team while also possessing the capability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Legacy Tooling Upgrades: Ability to review, interpret, and upgrade heritage/legacy tooling designs to modern standards, applications, and practices.
  • Budget Adherence: Discuss, comprehend, and adhere to established or agreed-upon budgets for tooling design (models and drawings).

If you’re ready to take on exciting challenges, apply your expertise to shape the future of tool design, and be a part of a dynamic and fun-loving team, we encourage you to apply! Join us in making a difference through precision and innovation

We look forward to having you join the journey!

Quest Defense provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.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 enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.