Website Talent Strategy

Pay: $28.00-$32.00 ($3.50 shift premium for 2nd and 3rd shift)

Shift: Openings on all shifts
First shift – 6:45am to 3:00pm
Second Shift – 2:45pm to 11:00pm
Third Shift – 10:45pm to 7:00am

Job Responsibilities

  • Complete necessary paperwork for die books, tool biographies, and ensure stock replenishments.
  • Optimize and communicate knowledge base (including ensuring CAD data and die books are updated) to enhance future die designs.
  • Maintain proper inventory in, and organization of, the die sensor tool chest.
  • Assists in maintaining inventory and organization of all die detail components and sensors within defined inventory locations; receive, relocate, and issue components from defined inventory locations.
  • Document hours and work activity daily in record-keeping system (PLEX).
  • Prioritize and organize die repairs, work orders, components, tracking, parts, and tooling information in data systems. Complete and submit Maintenance/Repair/Operations (MROs) to set up stock replenishments in PLEX.
  • Create die changeover instructions, die repairs, and end of run issues, ensuring CAD data and die books are updated, and Managers are notified of any issues. Ensure all instructions and documentation are saved electronically in the correct location.
  • Use stock lists generated by the die design team to ensure all die components are present, and if they are not, notify Manager or a lead Die Technician.
  • Maintenance and upkeep of all production tooling, so as to produce quality stampings and comply with customer standards.
  • Studies specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts.
  • Computes dimensions, plans layout, and determines assembly method and sequence of operations.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes metal stock for machining.
  • Visually compare die components with CAD data to ensure accuracy, including heat treating process (if necessary). Notify Manager or lead Die Technician of any heat treating and altering of any inaccurate die components.
  • Drill, set, and attach the necessary parallels.
  • Assemble, set, and dowel necessary die component details, drilling and mounting the blocks in the proper locations, ensuring trim steels, punches, and embosses are properly placed and meet tolerances.
  • Load dies with die springs and nitrogen cylinders.
  • Operate a variety of machine tools to spot, grind, and finish hardened mill blocks to verify specific dimensions, as well as build, assemble, install and adjust fingers in presses per design or instruction.
  • Perform the duties needed to prepare to install sensors into dies and fingers, such as verify replacement is needed, retrieving and reviewing designs and diagrams to determine optimal placement and accessibility, and organizing and labeling wires, ensuring proper channels lead to sensors.
  • Identify, select, install and replace sensors, guarding and valves based on function, application, and information from diagrams. Ensure that sensors, wires, boxes on rails, valves, cylinders, and hoses are protected. Document items needed for installation, including sensor and pin location and work performed, via PLEX and SmartSheets.
  • Wire, verify, and adjust sensors, valves, and cams (using tools such as SmartPac and sensor cart) for proper clearances and timing to ensure optimal performance (including die clearance and timing).
  • Install, plumb, and secure sprayers and sprayer components in dies properly, as well as chutes, keeping clear of all moving parts (fingers, pads, incoming material, etc.).
  • Perform the tasks needed to repair dies, including clean components, change out cracked or damaged tooling, sharpen and shim, weld, grind, cut hardened components, inspect and sharpen trims, punch, and die steels, polish forms, prep backup and changeover tooling before it goes to the crib, and check parts on the fixture, and spot the detail back into a part or model of what the block shape should be.
  • As necessary, program transfer systems to optimally transfer parts from station to station.
  • Build and repair fabricated components using the MIG welder.
  • Troubleshoot automatic and hand-feed tooling and set-ups in-press.
  • Use data (PLEX, operator observation, visual inspection, measurement, etc.) to problem solve needed die changes.
  • Use Smartpac and press controls modifications to ensure presses operate optimally.
  • Validate process parameters and notify the proper operations group to enter system deviations when applicable.
  • Alter or adjust die components to ensure die operations the produces optimal parts.
  • Combine problem solving methods with data, information from technicians/operators, information from part strip, elongated pilot holes, mismatched cuts, and burrs to determine the specific changes needed for each die
  • Participates in continuous improvement MTPS activities.
  • Actively uses checking fixtures in the proper manner.
  • Participates in overall machine effectiveness efforts and waste reduction.
  • Works in the most efficient manner to meet and exceed all established corporate goals.
  • Assists in analyzing and resolving work problems.
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Consistently adhere to, and support, policies and procedures, including ISO, and safety regulations; assist in investigating and documenting potential infractions.
  • Consistently exhibit appropriate attendance habits, working the hours necessary to perform the job.
  • Organize and maintain efficiency of personal work area.
  • Give and accept instructions and duties in a positive manner, treating all co-workers with dignity and respect.
  • Assist in maintaining MTD values (Family, Inventive Spirit, Appreciation, Give Back, Communication) daily, through thoughts and actions.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Work Experience & Skills

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Completion of an Associate’s Degree in Tooling & Manufacturing (or similar program) or completion of a college-based or apprenticeship-based Tool & Die or Technician program or certificate
  • Ability to train, teach, and assess other Die Technician trainees in the Journeyman’s program, working well and leading and mentoring in a team environment
  • Experience in the tool & die trade, specifically making, repairing, setting up, trouble-shooting and running dies
  • Proven ability to work with progressive, transfer, and hand-feed dies.
  • Skilled in machine shop and machining operations, including welding
  • Proven ability to assist with managing projects and resources effectively, including detailed documentation on tooling issues and component prints
  • Excellent problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to pass written and practical tests to obtain company hi-lo and crane license
  • Proven mechanical inclination, general math and manufacturing knowledge, and trouble-shooting skills through standardized assessments


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