Tool & Die Maker

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Job Type: Manufacturing
Date Posted: 7/13/2021

Job Description

Title:

Tool & Die Maker

Reports to:

Mgr Manufacturing Engineering

 

At Milwaukee Tool (Milwaukee), we strive for operational excellence to deliver best-in-class products that exceed the needs of our end users. We achieve this by cultivating a culture to hire, reward, mentor and grow 'Exceptional People.'

 

As a Tool & Die Maker, you would work on both stamping dies and plastic molds. The primary duty is to utilize tool and die making skills to contribute to manufacturing improvements in both existing manufacturing processes and new products. This position will interact with operations, engineering and process technicians to construct, alter, fit and repair tooling from both the stamping and plastic molding processes.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators.
  • Study blueprints, sketches, and models to repair or fabricate tools and dies
  • Ability to troubleshoot production and prototype tooling
  • Have journeymen experience in stamping and forming tooling
  • Set up and operate conventional or CNC machine shop equipment such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders, and wire EDM
  • Inspect tooling for production readiness
  • Fit and assemble parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools, using machine tools and hand tools.
  • Conduct tryouts with completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications, making adjustments as necessary.
  • Record work and repair history of tooling in electronic maintenance system
  • Perform and develop effective preventive maintenance systems of plastic molds and stamping dies
  • Build and modify spare parts as needed and give accurate time estimates of repairs
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities and work in a self-directed manner to implement projects and optimize production processes

 

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Possess expert level experience in troubleshooting tooling
  • 5 years' experience with stamping die repair, engineering changes and new builds
  • Experience with aluminum stamping and machining a plus
  • Must be able to communicate technical status to engineering or operations team.
  • Experience with Solidworks or NX a plus
  • Experience with Gibbscam CAM or NX CAM a plus
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