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Tool & Die Professional in McHenry at MZN Management Group

Date Posted: 1/27/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position: Tool and Die Professional

Salary: $55k

Hours: 1st Shift


Our client is seeking a Tool and Die Professional to repair, maintain, and troubleshoot dies in a tool room and punch press. They should be able to perform timely and accurate changeovers per production requirements.


•      Perform all levels of maintenance on existing dies; perform both planned and unplanned work within estimated times

•      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

•      Promptly reports quality problems and shuts down the equipment if unable to resolve.

•      Maintains a clean and orderly work area.

•      Promptly reports personal injuries and unsafe conditions and helps to resolve them.

•      Performs related duties as assigned.


•      Works in areas that can be uncomfortable due to noise, odors

•      Works regularly with machines where carelessness could result in cuts, bruises, burns or muscle pulls. Serious injuries can be avoided if established safety precautions are followed.

Job Requirements


•      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

•      Interpersonal skills necessary to exchange information with variety of staff

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


•      Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to forty pounds on a daily basis.

•      Ability to walk and move about, stoop and bend and climb (ascend and 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 vision necessary to read directions and closely examine parts; and to distinguish colors.

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