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Tool Maker - 2nd & 3rd shift

Dee Zee Inc Des Moines, IA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

POSITION SUMMARY – Responsible for selecting proper steels, tools, and techniques to produce parts from raw stock to finished parts, running all manual machines in tool room, as well as heat treating of tool steels, setting dies in press, welding, fabricating, and repairing broken parts without assistance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT— Must be willing and able to work in an environment exposed to elements that can include but are not limited to coolant, dust, mist, elevated noise, and uncontrolled temperatures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Produce precision tools such as jigs, dies, and molds
  • Work with 2D and 3D computer aided design and manufacturing software
  • Cut and shape parts using a combination of lathes, presses, grinders and cutting machines
  • Read blueprints and use necessary measuring devices to make or modify existing tooling for new and old job prints
  • Make, repair, or requisition replacement parts, tooling or hardware as needed to maintain adequate stock
  • Inspect and sharpen tools and ensure tool holders are in good working condition before placing back on shelf or in tool drawers
  • Check tooling in and out of tool room computer
  • Set up and operate all tool room machines for specific form tool, tap, drills, or holder for grinding
  • Assembly of fixtures, jigs, special machines, etc.
  • Welding, including tool steel
  • Heat treat tool steels
  • Perform quality checks on parts
  • Operate forklift and material handling equipment
  • Troubleshoot machine and die setup
  • Perform major die repair
  • Setup and operate CNC machine
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with 6S procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Ability to stop the production line and/or prevent shipment of products due to nonconformance or potential nonconformance products to our customers

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Possess a firm background in Die Repair and Building including troubleshooting
  • Ability to use measurement tools
  • Excellent mathematical skills
  • Familiarity with basic machine maintenance

· Ability to read and interpret blueprints and/or drawings to determine requirements

· Understanding of the properties of materials

  • Capable of running all manual machines in tool shop
  • Provide high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work without independently with minimal supervision

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Associate’s Degree preferred
Experience: At least three years of experience in Tool and Die

Computer Skills: Must demonstrate computer literacy; Familiarity with CAD Software including Solid Works, AutoCAD, Master CAM and die designs preferred

Certificates & Licenses: Valid driver’s license required; Must pass and maintain written and driving test for forklift certification as well as crane training

Other Requirements: Must possess own tools needed for the job; Ability to be on call outside normal work hours

Dee Zee Inc

Dee Zee has been a leading manufacturer of truck accessories since 1977. We are an Original Equipment Manufacturer supplying running boards, tool boxes, tube products and roof rails to many of the world's auto manufacturers.

Address

Des Moines, IA
USA

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