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 components and assemblies for aircraft engine, airframes and land based industrial gas turbines, and provides specialized machining, welding, brazing, and heat treat services.



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 (Siemens NX) to analyze existing tooling designs and improve them
  • Develop blueprints for new tooling designs as per client or project specifications
  • 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 on the shop floor when required
  • Collaborate with engineering and maintenance teams to develop new processes or tools



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or relevant work experience
  • Practical experience using CAD (Siemens NX) software
  • Understanding of machine tool components, automation and robotics, machining forces, geometry, machine/fixture/part interfaces, modular and quick-change tooling components, mechatronic actuators and devices, linear and rotary motion components
  • Working knowledge of GD&T, blueprint interpretation, drawing creation as well as solid modeling
  • Working knowledge of conventional and non-conventional machining



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



An opportunity to be an integral part of improving processes, automating custom machinery, and designing complex fixures and gages for a wide range of machining processes in the Gas Turbine/Aero Engine industries. This position will provide the opportunity be creative while working in a family owned business environment that values it’s team members' contributions, and reinvests for their future.



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