Manufacturing Fabrication Design Manager


Tucson, AZ

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 5 days ago


Kforce has a client seeking a Manufacturing Fabrication Design Manager in Tucson, Arizona (AZ) Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the assessment and assignment of projects to designers and detailers
  • Diligently maintain a collaborative work environment by concisely stating the objectives and deadlines to be met and monitoring progress so that problems can be identified and addressed in a timely manner
  • Promote and enforce the timely release of all drawings to the shop to minimize expensive rush projects; this requires establishing and monitoring deadlines and properly communicating and managing changes
  • Develop and direct designers and detailers such that standards are utilized, and work prioritized, minimizing design time and maximizing the shop fabrication window; promote and enforce the creation of drawings with adequate detail to clearly convey all requirements to the shop
  • Create standard templates with custom tables for standard products to improve office to floor lead time
  • Review/modify current drawing templates to maximize clarity and consistency of drawings, BOMS and part nomenclature between all designers
  • Interface with design and production teams to incorporate shop fabrication practices into overall design to facilitate efficiencies on the shop floor
  • Review, approve or modify product designs; check technical accuracy of work
  • Work closely with the VP of engineering design to analyze team capabilities and equipment requirements; develop goals and create and implement a development plan for team members focusing on the skills and abilities required for upcoming projects
  • Conduct monthly in-process project reviews highlighting job/projects exceeding expectations or projects needing additional attention
  • Ensure process are in place and are enforced meeting customer confidentiality requirements including ITAR


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Structural or Industrial) is a plus, but not required
  • 7 years of modeling and detailing with Solid Works preferred
  • 5 years of progressive experience in a key leadership/management role at a fabrication/manufacturing facility
  • 5 years of experience of Documentation Control and Drawing Change Management
  • Demonstrated proficiency of Microsoft products including Excel (preparing spreadsheets, pivot tables, formulas) and proficient knowledge of 3D modeling
  • Modeling and detailing with Solid Works or similar CAD tool is preferred
  • PDM experiencepreferred
  • Understanding of weld joints and be able to check drawings for mathematical correctness
  • Project Management is a plus
  • Communication (Interpersonal and Presentation skills)
  • Ability to demonstrate working knowledge of at least 2 of the following: AISC Manual, ASME Sec. 8, API 650/620, ASME B31.3/B31.1, TEMA

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexualorientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Kforce is a professional staffing services firm offering Technology and Finance & Accounting jobs with top employers nationwide. We specialize in providing contract, contract-to-hire and direct placement opportunities, with over 50 years of experience in the staffing industry. Kforce offers many consultants comprehensive benefits depending on employment status, including medical, dental, 401(K), life insurance and disability. Our vision is to be "the firm most respected by those we serve."

JobID: 1768901-WQG