Tool & Die Repair
Job Opportunity at Empire Die Casting Co.

Posted on Jun 7

http://www.empiredie.com/    330-467-0750

Location: Macedonia, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4116926

Tool & Die Repair

Job Summary: Tool & Die Repair personnel are responsible for the daily maintenance, upkeep, and repair of all dies on the plant floor.  He/She is expected to maintain and care for the dies so that they are always in proper working condition.

Essential Duties of the Job

  • Responsible for the repair, cleaning, and troubleshooting of dies
  • Work with the production department with all tooling issues 
  • Study blueprints, sketches, models, or specifications to plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools, dies, or assemblies
  • Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators
  • Set up and operate conventional or computer numerically controlled machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders to cut, bore, grind, or otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes
  • File, grind, shim, and adjust different parts to properly fit them together
  • Conduct test runs with completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications; make adjustments as necessary
  • Inspect finished dies for smoothness, contour conformity, and defects
  • Smooth and polish flat and contoured surfaces of parts or tools, using scrapers, abrasive stones, files, emery cloths, or power grinders
  • Initiate and conduct preventative maintenance on all dies
  • Report unsafe conditions.  Wear required personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Keep work area clean and orderly
  • Must follow all safety rules and policies as set forth by OSHA guidelines and Empire Die Casting Co. policies and procedures to avoid/prevent endangering self or co-workers
  • Perform other associated duties, functions, or work as needed or assigned to continue the productive operation of the company

Working Conditions

  • Frequently works near moving mechanical parts
  • May be exposed to unpleasant odors on shop floor
  • Hands are exposed to metals, oils, solvents, and water-soluble coolants, PPE is provided for protection
  • Noise level requires the employee to wear hearing protection while on the shop floor
  • Foundry environment can have very high ambient temperatures especially in summer months
  • Must be able to work overtime and/or weekends, as needed

Physical Requirements

  • Must be capable of frequently lifting/carrying up to 75 lbs. and occasionally up to 100 lbs.
  • Must be able to use hands and fingers to handle, push, pull, and/or control objects, tools, or controls (frequent repetitive movement)
  • Must be able to stand and bend/twist a minimum of 8 hours per day
  • Must be able to stoop, lay, bend, or squat for long periods time
  • Must be able to climb and maintain body balance on ladders, scaffolding, or other high structures
  • Must be able to see and hear well (either naturally or with correction)
  • Must have good dexterity and mechanical skills

Skills & Qualifications

  • High school diploma with tool & die certification, journeyman card, minimum 3 years of tool & die experience in die casting, or equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience
  • Able to use hand tools, gauges, dials and/or other indicators to make sure machines are working properly
  • High experience with mills, lathes, die grinder, surface grinder, and other tool and die equipment
  • Familiar with tool hardening and annealing, automated tooling, and repairing hardened steel dies
  • Experience with tool and stone polishing for smooth surface and high tonnage press operation
  • Mig and tig welding experience
  • Experience with CNC machine operation and modifications would be a plus 
  • Strong mathematical capability
  • Die casting experience is preferred
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Able to work within precise limits or standards of accuracy
  • Able to work independently, as well as, be an effective team player

Empire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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