Tool & Die Maker

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Vaughan

Tier 1 Automotive

Licensed Tool & Die Maker

Automotive Manufacturing Experience is Required

Shift – 3 weeks days, 1 week afternoons



Job Summary

The Tool & Die Maker Associate will be responsible for working under minimal supervision, laying out, constructing and repairing shop tools, gauges, fixtures, jigs and dies per blueprints, drawings and /or verbal instructions for use within the plant. All duties must be performed in a safe and appropriate manner and follow all IATF 16949:2016 requirements.The Tool and Die Maker Associate is also accountable for carrying out various tool room tasks and project safety as set out by the Lead Hand, Supervisor and or Manager. Due to the hazards associated with this position places special prohibitions on working while under the influence of drugs and the use of handheld devices such as cellular phones, etc.

Tool & Die Maker Competencies

  • Safety Conscious
  • Able to abide by all Safety and Quality work instructions
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Able to read, write & understand English
  • Team oriented approach to problem solving
  • Able to multi task, prioritize and work under pressure
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Good organizational skills (5S)
  • Results Oriented

Tool & Die Maker Job Duties

  • Performs and ensures proper lock out procedures (use of ram block) is performed at all times by authorized associates when equipment repairs are performed including cleaning.
  • Builds new dies and tooling from drawings and /or specifications by laying out, setting up, machining, fitting and finishing metal stock and castings.
  • Repairs dies and tools used in production as needed. Testing repaired dies for proper operation, operating press as required and running test parts.
  • Has a good basic knowledge of various materials (tool steel, etc.) heat treating and basic welding.
  • Operates a variety of machine tools to cut, mill or grind.
  • Verifies conformance of completed dies to specifications by checking dimensions clearances, alignments and finish, consistently working to close tolerances.
  • Proficient use and operation of all Tool room equipment including Grinders, milling machines, radial drill and lathe.
  • Remains objective and open to new sytems which may occasionally be introduced within the company or department.
  • Works in a cost effective manner and maintains a high standard of quality and excellent workmanship at all times.
  • Ensures that the Toolroom Manager / Supervisor / Leadhand is kept informed at all times on any unsafe incidents, conditions, etc.
  • Performs Preventive and Predictive maintenance on tool room equipment including dies and work on continuous improvement projects.
  • Listens to information, experiences, and knowledge passed on by by previous toolroom shift ensuring effective non repetitive problem solving and machine repair.
  • Passes on information, experiences and knowledge to other tool room associates in regards to repair jobs, preventive maintenance, problem symptoms, etc which he/she was involved with during shift.
  • Stores equipment and tools properly when not in use.
  • Ensures work area and machines are kept clean, organized and tidy at all times including after all repairs
  • Maintains and takes owner ship in work order and preventive/predictive maintenance system by filling in the required forms and enter data into the computer.
  • Perform daily maintenance and safety checks on all equipment and tools including overhead crane, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, safety, and complete and on-time delivery
  • Ensure high standards of workmanship and efficiency
  • Participates in all areas of lean manufacturing.
  • Supports production in all areas.

Tool & Die Maker Job Requirements

  • License for Tool & Die Making
  • Proficient in crane operations
  • automotive Manufacturing experience is required

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