Job Details

Hi-Tek Manufacturing - Mechanical Tool Design Engineer

Location:   Cincinnati, OH

Salary:   based on experience




  • Does being a key contributor at a family-owned company appeal to you?
  • Are you a proactive, creative, hands-on problem solver?
  • Does supporting the Aerospace and Military industries excite you?



Hi-Tek Manufacturing has been in business for over 40 years and operates a state of the art 125,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility. Based in northern Cincinnati, they focus on customer service and quality standards, and have grown to provide a full scope of manufacturing services for the gas turbine and aerospace industries, servicing all the major turbine engine OEMs. Hi-Tek sets the industry standard by providing highly engineered, complex component manufacturing and assembly utilizing state of the art machinery and processes.



The Mechanical Tool Design Engineer responsibilities include, but are not limited to, using past experience and creativity to design a wide variety of mechanical components and assemblies, manual and hydraulic fixturing and gaging, machinery components and accessories. The Mechanical Tool Designer will:


  • Use CAD to design a wide variety of tooling including fixtures, gages, and machinery components.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement process by improving existing designs and seeking out better methods of manufacturing, part holding, and inspection methods.
  • Share designs with colleagues and implement any relevant feedback in the new designs.
  • Develop prototypes and test new designs.
  • Work in a hands-on environment with shop floor personnel to gain feedback on potential improvements, and input on new designs.
  • Collaborate with engineering to assure a successful implementation of new tooling or processes.



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or 5 years relevant work experience.
  • Practical experience using CAD, Siemens NX software knowledge preferred.
  • Working knowledge of machine tools and their capabilities.
  • Desire to develop automation for various machine tool and part handling systems.
  • Ability to visualize solutions in 3D and create solid models in 3D.
  • Prior experience with complex shapes and their workholding requirements.



  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and technical skills
  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills
  • Must possess vision and creativity
  • Ability to work multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to operate autonomously and self-direct 



You could be an integral part of growth oriented niche market family owned and operated business who has an excellent reputation as both a development and production source for all major gas turbine manufacturers. Add whatever else you think is relevant.



Gilman Partners is committed to strengthening leadership teams and elevating the talent in our communities – and that means all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ability, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or national origin. You don’t have to meet every qualification in this job description to apply. If you’re drawn to the position and believe your experience makes you a good fit, we encourage you to reach out.


Cory Renzenbrink, Recruiter