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Textron Tool Engineer in Wichita, Kansas

Tool Engineer



Tool Engineers will utilize and develop their knowledge of core manufacturing, industrial, or mechanical engineering principles to design, analyze, and improve tooling methods. Focus of this role is to design and assist the team with the complex tools, jigs and fixtures required for production or experimental use.


  1. Develop the most efficient ways to use people, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or service. Utilization of the latest, high technology tools to create Tool Engineering designs, NC Programming, composite fiber placement, Laser Projection, etc.

  2. Determines manufacturing processes and operations to be used based on manufacturing capacity, capability, and quality of processes, production requirements, expected product quality, machine tools, equipment, tooling, plant facilities and available personnel.

  3. Lead and participate in cross-functional continuous improvement projects that enable both product and process improvements

  4. Create Manufacturing Build and Tooling Plans for new aircraft

  5. Develop manufacturing processes by modifying and designing new equipment for fabricating, building, assembling, and installing components

  6. Observe and analyze current methods and processes for making recommendations on improving production quality, work simplification and cost reduction

  7. Make a variety of independent technical judgments such as determine if the details, sub-assemblies and installations are within the company’s and supplier’s manufacturing criteria.

  8. Apply human factors to engineering principles with respect to equipment, tools, devices, controls and procedures for improved productivity and the work environment.

  9. Perform liaison activities with engineering, tooling, fabrication, assembly departments and suppliers/purchasing.

  10. Prepare periodic activity and status reports. Performs special assignments as required by management.

_ The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. _



  • Bachelor of Science degree required in one of the following:

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Manufacturing Engineering

  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology

  • Robotics Technology

  • Industrial Engineering

  • Other related fields


  • Knowledge of core manufacturing, industrial or mechanical engineering principles

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong work ethic

  • Good analytics and problem-solving skills

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Computer proficiency (MS Office, CAD software, FEA/ FEM, etc

  • Ability to work within a team

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Manufacturing

Primary Location US-Kansas-Wichita

Recruiting Company Textron Aviation

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 304014