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Department: Tool Room

Reports To: Tooling Manager


  • Make production tooling and associated functions

Position Summary:
  • To manage areas of responsibility to meet company objectives of productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction at the lowest possible cost

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Promote and maintain maximum efficiency in a manner consistent with a quality operation by coordinating the tool making operations to achieve desired results
  • Make details and tools per defined blueprints or drawings and update prints as required by the Tool Room Manager
  • Notify the Tooling Manager of inventories on tool room supplies as required
  • Provide the Tooling Manager with information relative to the progress of new tooling and any foreseeable problems
  • Recommend changes in tooling, equipment, methods or materials to effect conservation in cost and avoid tooling delays by working with the Tooling Manager or Engineering Manager
  • Maintain compliance with company policy, health and safety issues
  • Ensure that the tool room area is clean and presentable at all times
  • Perform other duties and assignments as instructed

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Read blue prints and drawings
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Operate mill, lathe, grinder, etc.

Education and Experience:
  • Minimum 3 years experience required
  • Minimum 1 year HI/LO experience preferred
  • Minimum 1 year overhead crane experience preferred
  • Experience with DXF and IGES files preferred
  • Experience with Powermill and MasterCAM preferred

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry-accepted chemicals and noise
  • Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds
  • Regularly required to stand, reach and move about the facility

Personal Protective Equipment:
  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times while in the plant
  • Steel toe shoes must be worn at all times while in the plant
  • Hearing protection must be worn at all times while in the plant

Work Environment:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts
  • Work performed in a manufacturing plant environment

Reports to: Tool Room Supervisor

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpret geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T)
  • Plan stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipate needed stock; place and expedite orders for stock; verify receipt of stock
  • Program mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; set tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculate requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; prove part programs
  • Set up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicate vices; tram heads
  • Load feed mechanism by lifting stock into position
  • Verify settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces; adhere to international standards
  • Maintain specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; take measurements; detect malfunctions; troubleshoot processes; adjust and reprogram controls; sharpen and replace worn tools; adhere to quality assurance procedures and processes
  • Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations
  • Maintain equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; follow manufacturer's instructions; troubleshoot malfunctions; call for repairs
  • Maintain continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Document actions by completing production and quality logs
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; read technical publications
  • Accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; explore opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

Education and Skills Required:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Apprenticeship or coursework towards CNC certification preferred
  • Must have excellent mechanical aptitude and experience with machinist equipment
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Excellent analytical skills as well as the ability to read blueprints and mechanical drawings

Physical Demands:
  • Exposure to industry-accepted chemicals and noise
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and 75 lbs. assisted
  • Regularly required to stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

Ready to start? Apply today!