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Tool and Die Maker Journeyman

Stockton, CA

Position Summary:

The Tool and Die Maker supports product development and manufacturing by constructing and repairing progressive dies, machining parts, and making prototypes as required by our fast-paced, high-volume sheet metal manufacturing operation. We are seeking Journeyman Tool and Die Makers to join our swing shift team and we expand our operations. Simpson is a growing and innovative market-leader offering a long-term career with competitive pay and benefits and support for continuing development.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

% Time Job Responsibilities
25% Develops die function and structure by studying prints of die, product, and prototypes; applying knowledge of material under stress, machining and assembly methods, and mathematics. Creates, repairs and maintains progressive and single-stroke dies, and press braking tooling. Changes dies over to specified part required based on production needs. Studies blueprints, sketches, models, or specifications to plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools, dies, or assemblies.
15% Machines parts by using lathe, mill, drill press, surface grinder, CNC mills, and other typical shop equipment. Selects, dresses, sets up, and uses grinding wheels for surface grinding, and form grinding. Hand grinds, polishes and belt finishes die components.
15% Confirms assembly by verifying dimensions, clearances, and alignment of parts and components with micrometers, thickness gauges, gauge blocks, dial indicators, etc. Confirms performance of die by installing die, checking clearances, inspecting operation of die, making adjustments, and comparing finished product to specifications. Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators so the progressive die produces a finished good that matches the production drawing. Inspects finished dies for smoothness, contour conformity, and defects then reports to department lead to develop a plan to complete any required repairs.
15% Provides guidance and support to the production shop in the set-up and operation of punch press dies and tooling. Assists the production department in the assurance of product quality, and the resolution of tooling-related quality issues.
15% Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs. Performs die maintenance (cleaning, inspection and preventive maintenance) and die repair (reconstruction and restoration of damaged dies).
5% Maintains tooling drawing files and records of die maintenance and modification.
5% Orders tooling parts and spares as necessary
5% Oversee Tool and Die Apprentices giving them the correct feedback as they are learning and progressing.

Education & Certification Requirements:

Required or Preferred Degree or Certification
Preferred Associates Degree (AA) or equivalent from a two year college or technical school
Required Certificate from accredited school or trade school that a machinist program was completed.
Required Journeyman’s card
Required Simpson Strong-Tie Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) Certification (will certify at hire)

Minimum Experience:

Years Type of Experience
10 years Experience in a tool and die shop with progressive dies and tools

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

Skill Knowledge or Ability Explanation
Manufacturing process knowledge Demonstrates a basic knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacturing and distribution of goods. Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Safety Able to consistently prioritize safety by demonstrating a safe work practices by promoting a safe work environment.
Customer service skills Applies customer service principles and processes on the job and with others.
Communication skills Speaks in the most effective way to relay information. Listens and asks questions to ensure understanding. Ability to communicate effectively about project status and challenges.
Written comprehension Able to read and understand prints, information and ideas presented in writing. Able to read production drawings and diagrams and interpret information from work orders applicable to the manufacturing of products.
Self-management skills Uses time efficiently to complete tasks.
Ability to work independently Follows both written and oral instructions, including safety guidelines, work instructions, and company policies.
Equipment and tools Able to operate a forklift. Able to read a tape measure to within 1/32”. Knowledge of measuring tools such as a tape measure, caliper and micrometer. Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Computer Skills Working knowledge of Microsoft environment and AutoCAD.
Team Dynamics Team player with the ability to interact effectively with other technicians, employees and vendors.
Math Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
Reasoning Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
Quality Control Analysis Conducting inspections of product to evaluate quality. Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

This full-time, non-exempt position is located at 5151 S. Airport Way in Stockton, California.

Relocation will be considered for this position.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to stocktoncareers@strongtie.com or 5151 S. Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206 – Attn: Human Resources.

Job posted: 3/6/2018

Please Note: All job offers are contingent upon a successful background investigation and drug test.

In keeping with the Company's commitment to the communities in which it does business, we are an equal opportunity employer.