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Tool and Die Repair
Ref No.: 18-00909
Location: Eaton Rapids, Michigan
A growing manufacturing company in Eaton Rapids, MI is looking to add to their team a Tool and Die Repair person.  This is a direct hire position and this qualified person will be responsible for Maintenance and repair of all tool and dies used in the stamping and tooling production areas.  The shift for this role is Sunday-Wednesday 6:30pm to 5:00am.  Competitive benefits and vacation are offered!

Responsibilities include:
  • Review dies not yet in production or newly out of production, to identify potential problem. 
  • Respond to written die repair requests as received.
  • Repair dies as necessary with hand grinding, machining, and drilling, milling and other techniques.     
  • Compare design of dies with production and quality control requirements.  Suggest or make improvements and modification in die design as necessary in conjunction with manufacturing engineering.
  • Observe initial production runs to evaluate whether the die is producing a part according to customer and company determined quality control specifications.  Assess dies in production by "spotting” or fitting parts to dies.  Feed back information to Tool Room Supervisor to have new dies modified by the tool room before being released as production tool.
  • Prioritize die repair as necessary to meet production requirements and schedules. 
  • Coordinate scheduling of die repairs with production supervisor.  
  • Develop blueprints to "map” problems identified in die breakage.  
  • Assist in providing recommendations for proper set-up of dies to ensure part is produced according to specifications.  Make recommendations for modification of die or die set-up as appropriate.  Adjust steels or die sections, locating holes with dowels, shimming as necessary, working with steels and sections to adjust heights of steels and clearances according to materials to be worked with. 
  • Evaluate parts produced during initial production to determine condition of die.
  • Handle projects as assigned.
  • Maintain standard of cleanliness and organization of all equipment, tools and materials used.  Clean equipment and work area when finished with machine operations or other activities.  Maintain an organized tool bench and/or personal toolbox.
  • Performs all duties in a safe and efficient manner according to company and OSHA required safety guidelines.  Wears appropriate protective equipment as required.  Utilizes all safety devices in machining operation.  Instructs apprentices and trainee personnel in safe equipment operation and safety procedures as necessary. 
Qualifications include:
  • Must demonstrate tool-making skills necessary to diagnose, analyze, and recommend solutions and modifications for tooling concerns.
  • Will need to have exceptional planning, estimating, shop math, blue prints, and advanced GD&T skills.
  • Need to have both CAD and CAM skills for design, development, and mapping of details and tooling.
  • Must be able to utilize all precision measuring equipment, up to and including CMM, calipers, micrometers, and gauges.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be a contributing part of the team. 
Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.