Lead Tooling Design Engineer

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To connect the world, we must reflect the world. At Virgin Hyperloop, we’re bringing together unique perspectives, empowering our community to celebrate all voices, and creating equal opportunities to build, grow, and thrive. 

WHY WE NEED YOU

As the Lead Tooling Designer on our Manufacturing Process Development team, you will be responsible for defining how hyperloop sub-systems are produced from early prototyping to mass production. You will work closely with Process Development Engineers to develop and implement robust manufacturing tooling related to manufacturing and installation. As a Lead, you will be responsible for managing and mentoring the team of Tooling Engineers.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

The Lead Tooling Designer will be responsible for managing a team to design and build tooling for a wide variety of projects for development, test, manufacturing, and installation. The Lead Tooling Designer is an integral member of the Manufacturing Process Development department and will directly work with engineers, vendors, and technicians.

Responsibilities include:

  • Solve difficult and complex engineering problems collaboratively with limited supervision alongside the Manufacturing Manager
  • Lead a team of tool designers. Oversee tooling projects for the team, manage workloads, and mentor team members.
  • Work with internal customers to define requirements and design needs.
  • Design and build of tooling such as molds, press tooling, sheet metal tooling, die casting dies, forging dies, rubber and plastic extrusion dies, jigs, and fixtures
  • Build and test of prototype tooling, soft tooling, and hard tooling.
  • Manage and coordinate outside tooling vendors for timely delivery of projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
WHAT YOU'VE DONE
  • 5+ years as a Tool Designer
  • Experience working in a leadership position
  • Demonstrated talent and track record as a tool designer
  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance practices
  • Knowledge of fundamental engineering analysis tools such as hand calculations or simulations
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and methodologies 
  • Proficient in 3D model generation, component, and assembly print generation 
NICE TO HAVE
  • BS or higher in engineering field
  • 2+ years in a leadership or management position
  • Experience managing direct reports
  • Experience using Siemens Unigraphics NX 8 or higher
  • Experience using PLM / PDM software such as Teamcenter
  • Machine design and machine integration experience
  • Machine shop experience
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
    • Designing press tooling, sheet metal tooling, and stamping tooling for metal parts
    • Designing fixturing and hard tooling for manufacturing
    • Designing tooling for plastics, composites, and ceramics
    • Designing tool for large scale components

WHY VIRGIN HYPERLOOP

  • Our Benefits: medical (including infertility & mental health), dental, vision, life, FSA, HSA, 401k, and more 
  • Your Wellbeing: flexible work schedules, unlimited PTO, and 16 weeks of paid parental leave
 
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Virgin Hyperloop Benefits Overview

We place great value in our employees' work-life balance, so our office is full of great perks to make you feel right at home. We've got catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day so employees can enjoy all three meals at work. Our office also has full showers, towels and lockers along with on-site barber visits, dry cleaning service, and mobile car wash services. Our employees enjoy premium quality medical insurance, as well as stock options with early exercise option. Also, we're dog-friendly!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary with no maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3x an employee's annual salary. Additionally, we offer the ability to purchase additional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance to protect yourself, your spouse & children.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We have employee-lead group workout sessions after work!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
VHO offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees who become parents through birth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care
Flexible Work Schedule
VHO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Hourly employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Virgin Hyperloop One hosts company outings semi-annually. Our most recent team-building was at a Dodgers game!
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
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Eligible company positions are offered relocation assistance.
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Lunch and learns
Our lunch and learns focus on our recent technology, business opportunities, and potential partnerships.
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