Careers at Kanen Inc

Current Job Openings:

Tool Designer

- Job Description

  • Designs manufacturing tools for various metallic/composite aircraft parts and assemblies using Catia V5 and Solidworks.
  • Drafts all tool designs using Catia V5 and Solidworks drafting workbenches per ANSI Y14.1 & Y14.5 standards.
  • Supervises designs during fabrication, including frequent phone/email communication, and periodically visiting customer sites.
  • Creates professional presentations for design reviews and additional tool build information.
  • Obtains quotes and estimates for tool design fabrication from suppliers.
  • Provides suppliers with necessary CAD data for fabrication including flat pattern layouts for waterjet & CNC operations.
  • Creates 3D models from legacy 2D drawings.
  • Converts model based definition (MBD) data to 2D drawings for use by shop personnel.
  • Creates CNC programs (3-5 axis) using Catia V5 Advanced Machining workbench to manufacture tool designs, as well as flight hardware.

- Qualifications

  • B.S. in engineering technology, manufacturing, or other related 4 year technical degree, or 2 year technical degree relevant to manufacturing, computer aided design/3D modeling, plus 2 years work experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex engineering part and assembly drawings.
  • Experience with CAD software and 3D modeling (Catia V5 or Solidworks experience preferred).
  • Machine shop experience, metal/composite fabrication experience, or experience with aerospace tooling preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Knowledge of visual basic programming.
  • Self starter, willing to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Willingness to learn new design and programming methodologies that contribute to work efficiency.
  • Dedication to providing high quality work within specific time constraints.

- Work Environment/Physical Requirements

  • Employee must be able to sit for extended periods of time, 8 hours for a normal work day. Certain circumstances may require employee to work longer than 8 hours per day.
  • Lifting requirement may be up to 10lbs
  • Employee may occasionally visit customer factories which may require personal protection equipment (PPE) such as hearing, eye, and foot protection. (to be provided by employer as needed)

- Employment Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Applicant must pass basic background check.
  • Kanen Inc is an equal opportunity employer


Qualified candidates should email resumes to: