Tool and Die Maker

Winston Salem, NC 27104

Posted: 06/24/2019 Employment Type: Full Time Industry: manufacturing Job Number: WSN0002 Pay Rate: Depending on Experience Branch: Division:

Responsible for performing a variety of operations to build, repair, troubleshoot and improve progressive stamping dies or transfer tooling. Set up and maintain progressive dies and operate Stamping Presses. Plan and coordinate die changeovers and die maintenance to improve processes. Fabricate Tooling as needed to maintain dies in order to meet production requirements. Salary Depends on Experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Vocational training as a Toolmaker, Tool & Die Maker or Die Maintenance and 4+ years' relevant experience, or 5+ years' direct experience
  • Ability to perform manual machining on Mills, Grinders and Lathes
  • Strong background in Tooling Maintenance and Repair is required

Required Knowledge/Skills:

  • Analytical troubleshooting skills
  • Must have knowledge of and experience with progressive, transfer or draw tooling
  • Strong communication skills
  • CAD Design knowledge required, experience with SolidWorks is preferred
  • Must be a good team player but also able to work independently under minimal supervision
  • Status as state-approved Journeyman Tool & Die Maker a big plus

Essential Responsibilities & Functions:

  • Modify or repair existing tooling and progressive dies
  • Examine standard or previously-used dies and tooling components to recommend design modifications regarding construction and function
  • May require interfacing with Tool Engineering and Management on die and process improvements
  • Apply Root Cause Analysis to tooling breakages and premature failures
  • Analyze problems and implement permanent Corrective Actions
  • Provide direction and leadership ro progressive die design, die manufacturing, die repair and fixture fabrication
  • May coordinate team's Continuous Improvement activities, lead tooling projects and/or work as Stamping set-up person
  • Requisition required material, components and services for progressive die fabrication
  • Study blueprints, sketches, models or descriptions and visualize product to determine materials required and machines necessary to fabricate tooling
  • Recommend revisions in design and/or substitutions in material based on machine-ability or fabrication problems encountered
  • Verify machined and stamped parts conform to specifications using measurement tools such as micrometers, calipers, gauge blocks, height gauges, etc.
  • Work from detailed blueprints, but able to conceptualize and fabricate specialty tooling and fixtures
  • Knowledge of metal characteristics and properties such as heat-treating
  • Strongly oriented towards Quality, Safety and Continuous Improvement
  • Able to expend job responsibilities, suggest improvements and collaborate with others to generate ideas and improve existing processes
  • May provide guidance to less-experienced employees or an apprentice

Dustin Atkinson

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