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Tool & Die Maker

Lenoir, North Carolina
This position reports directly to the Maintenance Manager (or his/her designee) and is responsible for the general and specific job duties as described below:
General Job Duties:
  • To exhibit an objective, fair and professional attitude and to maintain a positive and productive workplace.
  • To exhibit teamwork skills and actively participate in team activities in a positive working environment.
  • To demonstrate problem solving skills in a work environment that is striving for continuous improvement.
  • To follow policies and display conduct expected of employees as described in the employee handbook.
  • To follow safety rules and work in a manner that is conducive to maintaining a safe and healthful workplace.
  • To report all accidents immediately.
  • To meet and maintain all customer quality standards as well as the standards of the Company.
  • To perform daily cross-functional job assignments as required and per the department’s established procedures and work instructions.
Specific Job Duties:
  • Construct and repair special tooling molds and dies.
  • Troubleshoot tooling problems, and designs special tools, fixtures, gauges, jigs, dies, etc.
  • Provide tooling assessments to Program Coordinators/Managers.
  • Provide technical assistance to the Program Coordinators/Managers.
  • Provide cost and timing on tool repairs or modifications, when able.
  • Assist the Engineering and Manufacturing Departments in developing methods to incorporate process product improvement ideas.
  • Provide troubleshooting assistance on process problems involving tooling.
  • Fabrication of jigs and fixtures as needed to support manufacturing operations.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned.
  • Meet requirements as described in TS-16949 and ISO-14001 procedures.
 Educational Requirements:
  • Tool & Die Maker experience required.
  • Certification and college preferred.
  • Knowledge of engineering concepts and terminology.
  • Tool & Die certification or college education preferred.
  • The ability to communicate precisely: verbally, in writing, and with sketches or technical drawings.  Must be able to read and interpret mold drawings.
  • Must have PC skills
  • The ability to work in harmony with all plant personnel.
  • Must conduct oneself in a professional manner.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A "self-starter" attitude
  • Willingness to work overtime, holiday schedules and weekend if required to support manufacturing operations.
  • Must have valid driver’s license

Physical Requirements:

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.
  • Routinely lifting or carrying loads of 40 lbs. floor to chest and occasionally lift or carry 60 lbs.
  • Repetitive motion of hands and shoulders.
  • Some exposures to chemicals.
  • Climb ladders at least 20' in height and work from heights in excess of 35'.
  • Climb aboard a standard forklift repeatedly in an 8-hour period of time.
  • Capable and willing to crawl, crouch, lay prone and work within tight areas.
  • Prolonged standing, walking, bending, and stooping.
  • Operation of forklifts, man lifts and other company vehicles as necessary.
  • Knowledge of chemicals used in production.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces.                                                              
  • Use of telephone, computer, radios, paging systems and other communication devices as needed.
  • Work in close proximity to high temperature molds (290-320 degrees).
  • Must be able to travel from time to time including overnight, as required.

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