Tool & Die Designer

KOCH CHEM TECH (Membrane/John Zink/Koch-Glitsch/KHT/KSPS/OPD/Knight)
061624 Requisition #
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Koch-Glitsch is seeking a Tool & Die Designer to work at our manufacturing plant located in Wichita, KS. 
As a Tool & Die Designer, you will create progressive dies that produce high-speed precision parts.  You will drive activities in design, detail, assembly, tryout and debugging with our toolmakers.  You will also be part of a team consisting of production, R&D and our team of designers to create new products and streamline current production techniques.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

The position requires experience with metal stamping/forming tool design and knowledge of tooling manufacturing processes. Preference will be given to candidates with design experience and knowledge of a broad range of stamping concepts focusing on single station and multi-stage progressive dies using Inventor 3D solid modeling software. The candidate must have an excellent mechanical aptitude, an understanding of electronic sensor technology and good theoretical/practical knowledge of metal forming processes. The person must also be comfortable performing in a manufacturing environment and should have the ability to communicate and work effectively with internal customers (various departments within the manufacturing plant). You will be responsible for coordinating with external customers (vendors) on scope of work, outsourcing, supplies, etc.  To be successful, you must be able to work both individually, and at times within a team environment, possess the ability to problem solve a variety of tooling related issues.  This position also requires extensive design and development collaboration with our Research and Development department 

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of experience in 3D modeling software
  • 1+ year of experience working with precision measuring instruments
  • Understanding different tool steels and heat treatment processes
  • Understanding of the stamping process and industry
  • Experience with product design for manufacturability and product development
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Effective and constructive communication skills
  • Math skills (i.e., trigonometry, measuring)

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-year Mechanical Engineering Technology Certificate/Degree or higher
  • 1+ year of experience in progressive die design
  • Experience with GibbsCam programming software
  • Familiar with CAM programs
  • Experience working with and troubleshooting progressive dies
This position is not eligible for VISA sponsorship

Fred Koch and L. E. Winkler formed the Winkler-Koch Engineering Company in 1925 to design and supervise installation of refining equipment. Fred Koch then formed Koch Engineering in 1945. From the initial FLEXITRAY® valve tray, the product line expanded over time to include additional tray designs, tower packings, mist eliminators, and pollution control equipment. Glitsch, Inc. was originally founded by Fritz W. Glitsch, Sr. in 1912 as a machine shop. The first GLITSCH ''Truss-Type'' Bubble Cap Trays were designed, constructed, and placed into service in January 1939. The simplicity and adaptability of these trays opened up numerous opportunities for customers worldwide and led to the development of new tray designs.

In 1997, Koch-Glitsch was formed when these two respected competitors combined their technologies, products, and services to become the global leader in developing, engineering, designing, and manufacturing conventional and high performance mass transfer, mist elimination, and liquid-liquid separation equipment. Today, Koch-Glitsch products and tower designs set the standard worldwide.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Koch-Glitsch continues to grow through the design and commercialization of innovative products, strategic acquisitions, and its focus on operational excellence. Koch-Glitsch has offices in 18 countries so our customers can count on a quick response to any inquiry.

Koch-Glitsch's industry leadership can also be attributed to its on-going commitment to research and development. Koch-Glitsch holds an impressive number of patents and maintains state of the art facilities to carry out distillation and mist elimination studies on a wide variety of equipment, compounds, and mixtures. Koch-Glitsch also has the largest distillation pilot plant and distributor test stand in the world on site at its Wichita headquarters.

Koch-Glitsch has achieved business success by having employees who act with integrity, focus on compliance excellence and create real long-term value for our customers and society. These principles are part of Market Based Management® (MBM®), a unique business and management philosophy that sets Koch-Glitsch apart from other companies in its industry. Koch-Glitsch is seeking individuals who share these values and want to be part of a winning team. For more information about Koch-Glitsch, visit our Web site at

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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