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Overton Chicago Gear

24th September 2018

Application Engineer

Title:      OCG – (Tooling/Application Engineer) (Addison)

Job Status:                       (Exempt)

Reports Relationship:     Reporting to the (Engineering Manager)

Education/Work Experience:       Minimum five years’ experience in designing work holding tooling.

Knowledge of machining operations.

Proficiency with a computerized drafting program.

Strong organizational skills

Additional beneficial skills

Familiarity with gear machining operations.

Familiarity with lean processes.

Job Summary:  The tooling/application engineer (engineer) improves the productivity of the organization by reducing machine time. The engineer is responsible for maintaining an accurate inventory of available work holding fixtures and cutting tools. The engineer will optimize those tools to minimize installation and machining time. The engineer is responsible for minimizing the number of fixtures necessary by modifying them to be as universal as possible. The position will help operations to rearrange shop equipment to minimize queue times of product in our shop


Characteristics: Requires superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with a strong sense of urgency. Strong analytical, numerical and reasoning abilities.  Must have a high energy level and the ability to interact with a variety of individuals both inside and outside the Company. Requires the ability make sound decisions and speak with confidence.  Person must have very strong organizational and computer skills (Engineering drafting Programs and Microsoft Office Suite) along with the ability to follow-up. 



Principal Area of  Responsibility:                

-Maintain an accurate catalog of tooling.

- Create new tooling drawings and add them to the catalog.

- Oversee and track new tooling during manufacturing.

-Identify and implement cost effective ways to reduce manufacturing lead times by reducing machine and or queue times.

-Track and report cost savings.



Physical and Mental Demands: Incumbent must physically and mentally perform the job demands as listed above.

  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Seeks ways to develop self to increase knowledge base.
  • Manage multiple demands. Prioritizing, with assistance, and working first on the projects with the highest return.


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