Cutting Tool Design Engineer
BlackHawk Industrial
Chicago, IL

About $50,000 - $74,000 a year

The Cutting Tool Design Engineer is responsible for performing precision grinding, sharpening, of cutting tools (drills, reamers, end mills, and solid carbide). Make or modify cutting tools from blue prints or written instruction. Proficient at operating and programing ANCA, CNC Cutter Grinding Machines.

Set up and operate any and all departmental equipment, to recondition standard tooling and/or make/modify special tools
Set up and operate CNC cutter grinding machines to grind drills, endmills and milling cutters.
Select and mount grinding wheels on machines, according to specifications, using hand tools and applying knowledge of abrasives and grinding procedures.
Inspect, feel, and measure work pieces to ensure that surfaces and dimensions meet specifications.
Perform basic maintenance, such as cleaning and lubricating machine parts.
Dress grinding wheels, according to specifications.
Monitor machine operations to determine whether adjustments are necessary; stop machines when problems occur.
Turn valves to direct flow of coolant against cutting wheels and work pieces during grinding.
Compute numbers, widths, and angles of cutting tools, micrometers, scales, and gauges, and adjust tools to produce specified cuts.
Inspect dies to detect defects, assess wear, and verify specifications, using micrometers, steel gauge pins, and loupes.
Program ANCA CNC Cutter Grinders (5 years minimum Programming Experience Required)
Inspect equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors, problems or defects
Keep workspace clean and organized
Perform work requiring invention, imagination, originality or talent in a recognized field of artistic or create endeavors

Fully competent with reading blue prints
Use of inspection equipment (precise measuring tools)
Follow written and verbal instruction
Ability to troubleshoot Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
Log in and out of set-up and operation (time management)
Ability to think creatively, make decisions, and solve problems
Able to communicate and cooperate with supervisors and peers

High school diploma or equivalent required
Some college or trade school preferred
3-5 years of experience required in the field or in a related field
5-10 years of experience preferred
ANCA CNC Programming Experience using ANCA 3D Cimulator a must.

401K Plan and Company Match
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Company paid Long Term and Short Term Disability
Life Insurance
Paid Time Off
Tuition Reimbursement

  • BlackHawk Industrial is an Equal Opportunity Employer
(Cutting Tool Design Engineer)