Kappa Search | Chicago Employment Agency | Engineering Position

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago staffing agency that specializes in engineering, manufacturing, technology and sales recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a Cold Heading Engineer for a top client. Responsibilities and requirements as follows:

The incumbent will work with Product Engineering and other departments and/or production areas to asses the tool design requirements for development of complex cold-headed parts.

Oversee the building of tooling and samples and prepare cost estimates for new products.

Provide technical assistance to manufacturing areas and establish specifications.

Prepare and maintain engineering drawings for tooling and products.

Duties Include:

  • Work with customers to develop cold formed solutions.
  • Cold form tool & die design: from sequence development to detail tool and die drawings.
  • Work with Tool Room / tool makers and production personnel to develop and produce cold formed parts.
  • Clarify medical and automotive Quality System requirements with customers.
    Identify / specify tool materials, matching metallurgy with product materials.
  • Configure geometries to accommodate thread and form rolling.
    Converse regularly with outside material suppliers to develop optimum tooling designs.
  • Evaluate industry offerings for heading and secondary equipment and recommend for current or future applications.
  • Have full understanding of company policies, paperwork, and systems to repeatedly produce quality tooling designs.
  • Strive to continually improve processes, equipment efficiency, and quality.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Several years of experience designing tooling for Cold Heading manufacturing.
  • Experience in leading development projects working with customers, engineers, toolmakers, and production personnel.
  • Tool design experience range from single-die headers to multi-die headers.
  • Experience in small parts, non-ferrous, and precious metals is a plus.

Training and Experience:

  • AutoCAD design platform.Training or experience in cold heading product development.
  • Computer skills typical of an engineering environment.
  • Education preferred; BSME or Associates Degree
  • Technical training: drafting, tool design, cold forming part development and trouble shooting