Design Engineer

Job Type: Full-time

Onsite at 151 Sharon Road, Waterbury CT 06705

As an independent family owned and operated company, we offer you the freedom and trust to put your ideas into practice. Our passion and appreciation of craft is characterized by tradition, a tradition of advancing American ingenuity and applying today's technologies to form the components that make everyday possible. Take this opportunity to be part of a team that strives for manufacturing excellence.

The key responsibility of a Design Engineer is to work collaboratively with nearly all departments and teams to design, develop, and modify drawn and stamped metal components and their corresponding tooling, gauges and fixtures, and supporting parts for production machine maintenance and repair. Design Engineers report to the Engineering Manager.

Primary responsibilities

  • Design tooling with solid modeling SOLIDWORKS and AutoCAD software

  • Understand and apply Cly-Del’s approach to product development and tooling design

  • Generate profile part drawings and tool and die design plans

  • Initiate design review stages starting with part drawing and ending at final review of tool design

  • Provide technical input on layout, development, and tool design

  • Contribute to new product development as designs evolve, and provide input in manufacturability, prototyping process, and tooling development process

  • Update existing designs and prints to support manufacturing and continuous improvement efforts

  • Generate and update BOMs for new and existing jobs

  • Generate part prints as necessary to support tool builds and modifications

  • Maintains record keeping of controlled documents and their changes while following current processes

  • Work with sales on quoting new projects

Experience and qualifications

  • B.S./B.A. degree in Engineering preferred or 3 to 5 years related experience required or relevant technical degree such as Toolmaking

  • AutoCad and SOLIDWORKS experience required, and willingness to further advance skill set

  • Knowledge of metalforming, drawing and stamping, tooling, and related manufacturing processes

  • Knowledge to operate die making equipment (EDM, milling machine, lathe, etc.) is desirable

  • Good communication skills both verbal and written

  • Proficient computer skills and discipline around engineering procedures and asset organization

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Ability to organize projects and create and meet timelines


  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • STD (Short Term Disability)

  • 401k and 401k Match

  • 11 Paid Holidays

  • 6 Paid Sick Days

  • Potential Sign On Bonus Available

The Cly-Del Manufacturing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or other protected class workers, assuring the availability of specialists for tomorrow.

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