Profession tooling engineer

Tooling engineers design new tools for manufacturing equipment. They prepare tooling quotation requests. They estimate costs and delivery time, manage tooling construction follow-up and supervise the routine maintenance of tools. They also analyse data to determine the cause of major tooling difficulties and develop recommendations and action plans for solutions.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.

  • Production processes

    Know the materials, production processes and other techniques required for the production and distribution of goods.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • CAE software

    The software to perform computer-aided engineering (CAE) analysis tasks such as Finite Element Analysis and Computional Fluid Dynamics.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

  • Reverse engineering

    The process of extracting knowledge or design information from anything man-made and reproducing it or anything else based on the extracted information. The process often involves disassembling something and analysing its components and workings in detail.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Industrial engineering

    The field of engineering concerned with the development, improvement, and implementation of complex processes and systems of knowledge, people, equipment, etc.

  • CAD software

    The computer-aided design (CAD) software for creating, modifying, analysing or optimising a design.

  • Physics

    Have a wide background of physics which is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force.

  • Multimedia systems

    The methods, procedures and techniques pertaining to the operation of multimedia systems, usually a combination of software and hardware, presenting various types of media such as video and audio.

  • ICT software specifications

    The characteristics, use and operations of various software products such as computer programmes and application software.

Skills

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Determine production feasibility

    Determine if a product or its components can be produced by applying engineering principles.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Use a computer

    Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

  • Create a product's virtual model

    Create a mathematical or three-dimensional computer graphic model of the product by using a CAE system or a calculator.

  • Execute analytical mathematical calculations

    Apply mathematical methods and make use of calculation technologies in order to perform analyses and devise solutions to specific problems.

  • Use computer-aided engineering systems

    Use computer-aided engineering software to conduct stress analyses on engineering designs.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Use CAD software

    Use computer-aided design (CAD) systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimisation of a design.

  • Build a product's physical model

    Build a model of the product out of wood, clay or other materials by using hand or electrical tools.

  • Estimate duration of work

    Produce accurate calculations on time necessary to fulfil future technical tasks based on past and present information and observations or plan the estimated duration of individual tasks in a given project.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

  • Provide cost benefit analysis reports

    Prepare, compile and communicate reports with broken down cost analysis on the proposal and budget plans of the company. Analyse the financial or social costs and benefits of a project or investment in advance over a given period of time.

Optional knowledge and skills

electromechanics design prototypes plan allocation of space analyse production processes for improvement perform market research render 3d images attend trade fairs manage health and safety standards liaise with engineers set up the controller of a machine material mechanics manage supplies 3d modelling communicate with customers operate precision measuring equipment train employees provide advice to technicians monitor production developments set production facilities standards advise customers on new equipment use cam software plan manufacturing processes ensure compliance with environmental legislation determine production capacity