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Tool Design Engineer

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Date: Dec 2, 2021

Location: Franklin Park, IL, US, 60131

Company: Sloan Valve Company

Req ID:  8884  


Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. We are at the forefront of the green building movement and provide sustainable restroom solutions.  We manufacture water-efficient products including flush valves, electronic faucets, soap dispensing and sink systems along with vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.



We have an immediate opening for a Tool Designer.  In this role your responsibilities will include the design of all required tooling.  From conceptual 3D modeling to final 2D drawings and Bills of Materials for shop fabrication gages, you will detail and design jigs, hydraulic holding fixtures, jaws, tool holders, cutting tools, loaders and tool layouts for various machining methods, like CNC machine centers


Specific responsibilities include:


  • Create tool layouts, design cams and cutting tools for machining of brass castings, bar, tubing or similar components. 
  • Design and detail various types of the assembly fixtures, leak decay equipment, testing equipment, welded and sheet metal fabrications like tables, chip guards, simple safety devices.
  • Prepare assembly and detailed drawings with dimensioning and geometric tolerancing in accordance with standards, performing stress calculations.
  • Design special assembly and testing equipment for various product assemblies.  Design automatic loading devices and machine modification units for special machines.
  • Prepare tool layouts for multi-spindle machines, rotary transfer machines, etc., including determining speeds, feeds, gearing, etc.




  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering
  • 5 + years experience in tool design
  • Familiar with hydraulics, pneumatics, framework, piping, selection and heat treatment of materials, evaluation, and selection of purchased components.
  • Proficient in ASME Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), and in Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA).
  • The ability to use and apply shop mathematics including geometry, trigonometry, and Machinery’s Handbook formulas as required to complete assignments.
  • Proficiency with 3D software like, Solid Works, PTC Creo, or Equivalent.
  • Familiarity with 2D software (AutoCAD preferred) and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with others to solve problems.




We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, Rx coverage for employee plus eligible dependents
  • Life and AD & D insurance, dependent life insurance, long term disability, and HSA, FSA
  • Employer matching 401K, PTO, holidays, EAP, wellness programs, on-site medical staff and fitness center

Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion at Sloan

At Sloan, inclusion and belonging are at the core of what we do every day, and we empower and celebrate the diversity of our workforce. We encourage and value different perspectives, ideas, backgrounds, and solutions. Be your authentic self at Sloan.

We Are Proud Partners With the Chicago Cubs:

We are a Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs and we are proud to be the organization’s official water efficiency partner! Through this relationship, which includes the naming rights to Sloan Park, the Cubs’ Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona, we have had the opportunity to promote our brand and continue our water conservation efforts in the city of Chicago and around the world




For additional company information please visit our website at

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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