SUMMARY OF POSITIONThe Designer III will be responsible for the 3D design, layout and detailing of tooling and automation systems to support aerospace manufacturing. The candidate will work with the customer to define a tooling system that meets the Statement of Work. The candidate will create Complex 2D Layout and Detailed Tool Design drawings to meet customer utilizing CAD platforms (CATIA V5/NX).ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSComprehend customer Statement of Work (SOW), general design standards and deliverables. Able to identify areas of potential design scope changes against SOW.Create Highly Complex Static and Automated 3D Jig & Fixture Tool Designs and concepts in accordance to customers SOW and Technical Requirements using Catia V5.Proven broad range experience in but not limited to designing Layup Molds, Mill Fixtures, Assembly Jigs, Overhead Mechanical Equipment, Mechanical Motion Equipment etc.Must be able to Check Tool Designs in accordance with customer and industry standards ensuring both intended quality, intended tool function and manufacturability.Present Designs with support of Design Supervisors and or Engineering Manager to the customer through formal Design Reviews either in person and or remotely via Web Meetings.Design all assigned tools to meet a “Designed for Manufacturability” intent along following common Engineering Strengths and Industry Safety Requirements.Create and document formal notes and action items as result of design review meetings with customers.Understand and work to all QMS procedures and work instructionsComplete 3D Models/Designs & 2D Drawings on-time and within established budgets and schedules. REQUIRED SKILLS, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCEAny combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful job performance will be considered. Typical qualifications would be:High School diploma or GED required. College degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar related field is preferred. 8 years’ experience in a design and manufacturing environment, preferably in an aerospace tooling, but not required. Automotive Tooling experience is acceptable.Experience demonstrating mechanical aptitude for problem solving abilities and resourcefulness.8 years’ experience designing for and working within a Manufacturing environment.CATIA V5, Computer Aided Design (CAD) experience using Part Design, Assembly Design, Generative Shape Design and or previous training is a plus.Must be able to read an interoperate Mechanical drawings and blueprints.Experience using Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22.C.F.R. § is required.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSAbility to read and thoroughly understand blueprints and technical drawingsAbility to identify and find specificationsComprehensive Knowledge of Catia V5 systems.Experience with NX CAD Platform Attention to detail.Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment.Ability to work independently and as part of a team.Ability to think independently and problem solve.Good planning skillsProven ability to work independently with limited direction and highly motivatedProficient in Microsoft Office computer skills A demonstrated capability to think strategically and execute tactically. Demonstrated communication skills, both written and verbal. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITYNoneTRAVELTravel is primarily local during the business day, although some projects may require more out-of-the-area and overnight travel.WORKING CONDITIONSWorking conditions described here are representative of those that may be experienced by an employee on a daily basis while performing the functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes and airborne particles.Typically sits for extended periods at a computer workstationMay access and work in the manufacturing plantThe employee may be exposed to vibration.The employee is occasionally exposed to caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.May be required to work weekends to meet department and business demands.Work with safe manufacturing processes and understanding that eyewear is mandatory in the manufacturing area.Knows that safety shoes are recommended in the manufacturing area.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe 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.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.Must be able to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.Must be able to see, talk, hear, touch, feel and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to frequently walk & stand for short periods of timeMust be able to lift and move up to 35 pounds, occasionally lift and move objects up to 50lbs.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTSEmployment is contingent upon successfully passing an employee reference check, criminal background check, and drug screening.This position requires use of information that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'). Ascent Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, familial status, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, and/or other category protected by law.ABOUT USAscent Aerospace is a world renowned, single-source provider of production and automated assembly systems for the aerospace, defense and space industries. As the largest tooling group, Ascent produces a full suite of both mold and assembly tooling required for the aerospace manufacturing market, including the largest invar molds ever made for aerospace. As an automation provider and production system integrator, Ascent work with customers to develop their project and see it through from process engineering, to build and installation to ensure it is an efficient and cost effective solution.