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QuEST Global Tooling Planner in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma



Tooling Planner

Job Description:

Are you an open minded, detail oriented leader who is able to adapt quickly in a dynamic business environment? Have you been waiting for a chance to apply your enthusiasm and experience in Design and managing projects to working with customers from major industry leading companies? If you are ready to grow your opportunities and career in Design and management, come and work with us!

Who is QuEST?

Our goal is to become the most recognized and trusted global engineering partner for our customers—Fortune 500 companies in the Aerospace, Medical Devices, Oil & Gas, Power, and Transportation industries. We know we can find solutions to their most important technical and business challenges they encounter. We aren’t consultants. We help them make their products the most competitive in the world and that’s how we’ve grown to over 11,000 problem solvers from 50 centers around the world. We aspire to be a 100-year company, which doesn’t mean staid and boring, but rather, we evolve and adapt to create the frontier of the engineering services industry.

The Team

We are a growing Design team working with some of the biggest Aerospace companies in the world. Our projects range in size, scope and application from proof of concepts, to execution of major equipment changes, to sustainable life-cycle maintenance. You and your team-mates will perform projects with some of the most cutting edge technologies in the industry.

The Role

The team lead role is a crucial position at QuEST, with direct effect on our employees, our customers, and business performance. The position involves mentoring team members, managing work load, and maintaining a high yield with our individual contributors. Team leads actively work on engineering and related support activities such as: coordinate with Team Leads within all of Engineering Organization, set group priorities and assign individual tasks, provide mentoring and growth opportunities for group, perform yearly/quarterly performance reviews, responsible for maintaining adequate staffing levels and employee skillsets. Ultimately, the Design Team Lead is responsible for group profitability, billability and growth. Team leads are the face of QuEST to our individual contributors and the face of QuEST to our existing customers, and as such are expected to demonstrate integrity and lead by example. They are the front line for business growth and for team member development.

Our Culture

We just crossed the 21-year mark, and despite remarkable growth, we have maintained a culture of empowerment at all levels—what we call entrepreneurial. You will be part of the decision making to drive continuous improvements so we can stay happy and healthy as a business in a challenging industry. Not everyone is a great fit. We will throw you into the deep end (with lots of support), but if you want to swim, you have much opportunity. We’re not a place where laziness, ego, or rigid thinking fit in, and that’s intentional. You can do more at this company than you can in twice the time anywhere else. We accelerate success; you control the throttle and hold the yoke.

Job Functions

  • Manage progress of several tasks being worked by several different engineers

  • Manage tooling development schedule to ensure milestones are complete by their required deadlines by conducting regular meetings, recording minutes and driving action item closure.

  • Provide weekly status reports on progress, risks and mitigations.

  • Work with the customer to develop hardware acquisition forms and track hardware shipments to tooling vendors.

  • Be customer facing to work with our customer and their vendors on tooling design solutions.

  • Work in a fast-paced, team environment to meet quick deadlines

  • Learn, understand, and apply our customer’s standard design and repair procedures

  • Support quotation efforts with accurate estimates of design time required to complete tasks

  • Make design change recommendations, document the work, and present the findings to our clients.

  • Assist in identifying opportunities for improvement and take ownership for implementation

  • General Responsibilities

  • Learn, understand, and apply our customer’s standard design and tool procedures

  • Support quotation efforts with accurate estimates of design time required to complete tasks

  • Assist in identifying opportunities for improvement and take ownership for implementation


The ideal candidate will have a technical BS degree (or equivalent experience) and 5+ years of aerospace experience in the design discipline with demonstrated leadership ability. Experience within the Gas Turbine Engine industry is preferred.

The following criteria will be additionally used to identify and assess top candidates:

  • Familiar with gas turbine engines and tool design process.

  • Experience completing product design tasks in the aerospace industry is strongly preferred

  • Familiarity with industrial gas turbine design

  • Understanding of Materials and Manufacturing Processes used in gas turbine engine components

  • Experienced in working with Operations/Process documents, procedures, and records.

  • Ability to read-interpret CAD based tooling, component, assembly drawings, experience modelling in CAD (NX preferred) and basic understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) for model development and analysis

  • You have experience in technical writing and/or conducting formal presentations, as well as thoroughly documenting work.

  • Proficiency with MS-Office Suite Tools, MS Project and PowerPoint Documents

  • Ability to motivate others and clearly establish expectations

  • Personal Traits & Attributes: Responsible, Thorough, Organized, Service Oriented, Ability to Prioritize

  • U.S. Citizen Required

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Travel: Local to and from Sites

Compensation type: Salary, exempt

Reports to: Team Lead

Contact: TAT_NA@quest-global.com

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Job Type:

Full Time-Regular

Assignment Country:

United States

Total Years of Exp:

3 - 6

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Assignment Location:

Oklahoma City

Experience Level:

Entry Level