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Tool & Die Maker

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Staff Management SMX
Physical Address

Skokie, IL 60077
Job Description

Tool & Die Maker

City.: Skokie Pay:

Location: IL \# of Hours: 40

ID: 83109 Shift: 3rd

Employment Duration: Part time


Staff Management SMX is currently hiring for an exciting Direct Hire Opportunity for a 2nd shift Tool & Die Maker for our client at their busy manufacturing facility in Skokie, IL .

Duties and Responsibilities:

+ Build, assemble, and debug new production dies.

+ Perform all levels of maintenance on existing dies.

+ Troubleshoot all levels of die problems in the tool room and in the press.

+ Perform all levels of revisions and upgrades to dies.

+ Perform changeovers on dies to satisfy production requirements.

+ Proficient operation of all machines and tools necessary to perform die repair functions.

+ Work with apprentices to upgrade their skill levels.

+ Complete paperwork including daily time cards, opening/closing a work order, completing tool room checklists.

+ Move parts and dies by hand, a hand truck, or a power truck.

+ Follow the QMS requirements in the tool room and suggest ways for continual improvement.

+ Promptly report quality problems and shut down the equipment if unable to resolve.

+ Maintain a clean and orderly work area.

+ Follow EHS rules and regulations, participate in safety meeting and CBT.

+ Promptly report personal injuries and unsafe conditions and help resolve them.


+ Successful completion of tool & die apprenticeship program.

+ Knowledge and understanding of stamping dies, die design, construction techniques, maintenance and troubleshooting.

+ Knowledge of proper die build procedures.

+ Knowledge of punch press equipment and metal forming processes.

+ Ability to perform trigonometric calculations to accomplish the work needed to repair, maintain, build and revise all types of tooling.

+ Knowledge of function and safe operation of tool room machines.

+ Knowledge of basic maintenance, upkeep, and cleaning procedures for tool room machines.

+ Ability to read and interpret part and tool prints. Ability to read and understand press cards, procedures, work instructions, safety rules and warning signs.

+ Ability to use inspection tools such as micrometers, indicators, Vernier calipers, etc.

+ Knowledge and understanding of safe operation of hoists, hand trucks, power trucks, and die trucks; licensed in power truck operation.

+ Ability to use tool room software database.

+ Great interpersonal and communication skills.

+ Analytical abilities necessary to plan and prioritize own work, complete work on schedule and maintain required records and logs.

Physical Requirements:

+ Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 40 pounds on a daily basis.

+ Ability to walk and move around, stoop, bend, and climb (ascend/descend) power lift truck platform.

+ Ability to stand for an eight-hour shift.

+ Ability to reach and grab with arms and hands, and manual dexterity to operate machines with precision.

+ Normal or corrected visions necessary to read directions, closely examine parts, and distinguish colors.

+ Ability to pull, lift, and transport dies on carts to and from various locations within the assigned location.


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