Tool and Die Machinist

Company Name:
Tool and Die Machinist
Location :Grand Haven, MI
Summary: Responsible for the daily maintenance, upkeep and repair 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 and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the repair, cleaning, of dies
Work with the tool room department with all tooling issues
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 tooling such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders to cut, bore, grind or other otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes
File, grind, shim, and adjust different parts to properly fit them together
With proper approval fit and assemble parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools, using machine tools and hand tools
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 contour conformity, and defects
Smooth and polish flat and contoured surfaces of parts or tools, stones, files, emery cloths, or power grinders
Cut, shape, and trim blanks or blocks to specified lengths or shapes, using power saws, power shears, rules and hand tools
Imitate and conduct preventative maintenance on all dies
Operates all machinery and equipment in a safe manner
Fills out documentation as required
Responsible for workroom cleanliness
Other Qualifications:
Able to use hand tools, gauges, dials, and/ or other indicators to make sure machines are
working properly
Mechanically inclined
High experience with mills, lathes, grinders, and other tools and die equipment
Experience working with large dies-including single, double stage, and progressive dies
Experience with high tonnage press operation
Familiar with automotive tooling, tool hardening, and annealing
Familiarity with hardened steel dies
Have own tools for repairs
Able to provide routine maintenance
Knowledge and use of overhead cranes
Education and/or Experience:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED);
One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Working knowledge of mills, grinders, drill presses, lathes, and hand tools.
Mathematical Skills:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
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