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Tooling Designer

Company: Sportech, LLC
Location: Elk River
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Sportech is a rapidly growing company in Elk River, MN. We are looking for talented people who wish to join a values-based company that desires to help our people and customers win. We design, manufacture, and assemble cab components and systems for the powersports, golf and turf, industrial and agricultural end markets. Our design and engineering capabilities allow us to provide complex components and assemblies to our original equipment manufacturer customers. We are always on the gas and seeking dynamic, enthusiastic, and motivated individuals to join our extraordinary team.

Job Summary

The position consists of tool design and manufacturing of tooling using 3-axis and/or 5-axis machining centers for parts in the plastic thermoforming industry. Ability to design tools consistent with industry standards in regards to part run-out, tool close offs, etc. Responsibilities include reading and interpreting blueprints, providing information regarding manufacturability, and strong understanding of best machining practices.

Essential Job Functions

  • Read and interpret blueprints or work from verbal or written instructions, sketches or from the actual part to be copied or fitted.
  • A working knowledge of plastic properties.
  • Plan the setup and operation of various machine shop tools, considering types of material, tolerances and machine tool feeds and speeds; as well as most appropriate cutting tool selection.
  • Use precision measuring and gauging tools, performing required inspections before, during and after machining.
  • Use hand tools of the trade for modifications as required.
  • Assist product designers by providing information about potential manufacturing difficulties with new product designs.
  • Maintain organized libraries of CAD files, CNC programs, DXFs and other related files.
  • Perform CNC and conventional machining applying most efficient speed and feeds, as well as most appropriate cutting tool selection.
  • Troubleshoot existing programs to gain improvements in quality and efficiency.
  • FDM printer programming, setup and operation.


    • Associate of Science degree required with coursework in CAD-CAM required or equivalent work experience.
    • CAD-CAM Software experience (Mastercam and Solidworks preferred).
    • Extensive knowledge in tool fabrication and demonstrated trouble-shooting skills.
    • Detail oriented with the ability to organize and prioritize.
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
    • Willingness to follow safety rules when operating machine tools and assembling heavy mold parts.

Keywords: Sportech, LLC, Minneapolis , Tooling Designer, Other , Elk River, Minnesota

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