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ICONMA, LLC Tool Designer in Waterloo, Iowa

Job Description

  • Plans, coordinates, develops, and procures new concepts and designs for tooling to facilitate the implementation of new and revised products into the core manufacturing processes.

  • Applies necessary Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing and uses technical judgment and experience to evaluate various designs while maintaining and supporting current operations.

  • The work typically involves less-complex fixtures, gauges, and tooling, including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic engineering.

  • This role participates in design reviews and modifies design based on feedback, supports and coordinates with the craftsmen building the tools and gauges, and maintains the tooling database library.

  • Receives input from senior designers or engineers.

  • 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.

  • Execute the Tool Design process for assigned projects.

  • Complete design detailed drawings (including CAD geometry needed for manufacturing).

  • Notify client Tool Design procurement when design is complete.

  • Designs completed using Creo, Smart Assembly, PDM Link, UGS Team Center, AutoCAD, Ansys.


  • Working knowledge of Creo or other design tools who are willing to learn.

  • Highly prefers candidates with 5 or more years of Tool Design experience.

    As an equal opportunity employer, ICONMA prides itself on creating an employment environment that supports and encourages the abilities of all persons regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or disability.