Tool Designer

Website L3Harris Technologies

Tool Designer Job Highlights

Title Tool Designer
Type Full Time (1st shift)
Experience 5 Years
Function Engineering/IT
Location Los Angeles, CA, United States
Company L3Harris Technologies

Company Profile

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea, and cyber domains.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Tool Designer to join its team.

This is a Union position.

Education Level

  • Requires a Technical Degree (i.e. BS or AS) or commensurate years of experience in a technical discipline (required) plus 5 years of minimum machining experience.

Work Experience

  • Must have 5 years minimum machining experience.
  • Prior knowledge and a minimum of 5 years of experience interpreting and applying Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T) to support tool fixture design and fabrication process.


  • Assist shop personnel in understanding the tool design drawing as required.
  • Coordinate tool requisition, design concepts, changes, modifications, and requirements with Tool Engineers as required.
  • Design a variety of production, engineering, and developmental tools to be used in machining, fabrication, and processing applying knowledge of the working properties and machining characteristics of various metals, plastics, ceramics, and composite materials.
  • Perform mathematical calculations using shop math, including geometric and trigonometric formulas to compute and locate dimensions, angles, contours, convex and concave surfaces, reference lines, center points, and machining guidelines.
  • Read and interpret conceptual designs, drawings, blueprints, engineering orders, sketches, tool orders, manuals, charts, and graphs to lay out and draw tool designs utilizing drafting techniques including computer-based design or drafting systems.
  • Record manufacturing data and statistics manually or with the use of a computer or computer-based system.


  • Ability to discuss, comprehend, and adhere to established or agreed-to budgets for the design of tooling (models and drawings).
  • Ability to effectively contribute to and perform within a team while possessing the capability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to review, interpret, and upgrade heritage/legacy tooling designs to modern standards, applications, and practices.
  • Apply machining theory, best practices, mechanical systems, welding, and assembly to design tooling in support of manufacturing.
  • Complete understanding of product tolerance stack-ups and datum structures and how these apply to designing appropriate tooling fixtures.
  • Must exhibit behaviors that reflect our Safety Values and understand factory process safety rules and requirements.
  • Must have excellent math skills, specifically shop math (i.e. Trigonometry).
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and modeling skills using CREO/Pro-E.
  • Read and interpret information from engineering documents, sketches, drawings, blueprints, engineering models, conceptual designs, and verbal discussions.



  • Medical with High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
  • A doctor’s service to help with referrals and second opinions for you, your family, and your parents


  • 4 weeks of paid parental leave for moms and dads
  • Fertility treatment
  • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
  • Adoption assistance – $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
  • Pet insurance


  • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
  • Dress for your day – wear what works for you at work
  • Legal plan for you, your family, and your parents
  • Discount platform
  • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees

Employer’s Statement

L3Harris Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws.

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