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Tool and Die Maker


Job Description

Means TransForm Products – Shelby Township

Job Description: Tool and Die Maker


General Summary: Responsible to support production by keeping the presses

  1. Responsible for extensive repair and rebuild work on dies.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Adapt and promote lean manufacturing principals
  • Active participant in the Elimination of Waste Team meetings
  • Support the Company’s Goals and Objectives
  • Repair and rebuild, trouble-shooting on progressive, transfer and line dies as required
  • Operate Tool room equipment and machinery with precision
  • Supporting press efficiency
  • Die tryout, Die repair, die maintenance
  • Proficient in safety procedure and protocol
  • Root cause analysis, problem solving skills to promote efficiency & quality
  • Quality responsibilities: Maintain product quality to print specifications
  • Other duties as assigned by the Tooling Supervisor and/or General Supervisor



Reporting Relationships:

  • Reports directly to the General Supervisor or Tooling Supervisor
  • May receive direction from the Operations Manager



    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Journeymen or five years of experience in tooling
  • Two years of experience in metal stamping, familiar with progressive, transfer, and line dies
  • Able to work with minimum supervision
  • Must be able to work necessary overtime if required
  • Blueprint interpretation skills


Physical Requirements:

  • Work may require extended periods of sitting, standing, lifting, bending, stooping and performing repetitive motion tasks.
  • Excellent manual dexterity, ability to lift and carry up to 80 pounds frequently
  • Usage of a computer and other productivity machinery such as a calculator and control panels


Environmental Requirements and Conditions:

  • Possess working knowledge of IATF-16949, ISO 14001, and Q1 compliance criteria
  • Serves in the capacity of waste water handler commensurate with completion of proper environmental training

Work is performed in a manufacturing environment with continuous exposure to noise