Tool Designer II in Ankeny, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 7/30/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Ankeny, IA
  • Duration:
    100 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt is looking for a Tool Designer to work on-site with our customer John Deere in Ankeny, IA on a 3-year contingent assignment. This position will be responsible for the design of assembly tooling, weld tooling, carts, racks, material handling equipment and lifting devices. Additional responsibilities may include;

  • This person will utilize Creo and other engineering standards to provide these designs.
  • Works with cross functional teams to design new tooling.
  • Participates in multifunctional design review to understand the product design intention and manufacturing processes.
  • Provides consultation and recommendations to less experienced designers and engineers.
  • Participates in tooling construction problem solving efforts.
  • Designs and creates 3 Dimensional (3D) models of tooling components and assemblies with the direction of the manufacturing engineer and tooling design supervisor.


  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical degree.
  • 4+ years’ experience in the design of assembly tooling, weld tooling, material handling equipment and lifting devices.
  • 3+ years’ experience utilizing Creo modeling or equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of welding processes, manufacturing processes, factory operations, and the ability to read and understand weld drawings and assembly drawings.
  • Excellent communicator, who thrives on problem solving and working in a team environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word.
  • A strong candidate will also have hands on experience working in a tool shop as machinist or toolmaker.
  • Prefer any firsthand experience with agricultural equipment or related agricultural experience would be beneficial.

Volt provides highly skilled contingent workers to local, national and international clients in all major industries.  Volt has over 60 years of experience and is a leader in the industry.  We work with many of the Fortune 500 and 1000 companies to provide workforce solutions.

We have a talented and upbeat staffing team focused on the quality of your career.  We have a long-standing tradition of developing lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our employees.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact a Volt representative by applying to this posting online for immediate consideration. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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