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Traverse City, MI, US

3rd Shift - Tool and Die Maker

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Job Posting

This position is to work in the Lear Traverse City Terminals and Connectors plant. The 3rd shift Tool & Diemaker Position pays $25.51 per hour and is a full-time, direct hire position. This position has excellent benefits and very strong health insurance offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Applicants must have either a DOL Journeymens card or a UAW card. 


<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Job Description


  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Set up, operate, and adjust stamping presses in the production of terminal and component parts using all safety equipment and/or controls provided for the job or machinery. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Visually inspect parts and press for defects.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Perform setup and changeover procedures for progressive dies, including maintenance of dies, tooling, press operations, functions, and settings. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">The individual will be responsible for press ram adjustment, roll feed settings, progression setting, clamping dies onto press, press guard adjustment, pilot release adjustment, and other similar duties as assigned by production supervisor.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Make press, die, or tooling adjustments on in process jobs in order to comply with customer specifications. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Regrind/sharpen tooling or make new tooling. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Perform routine safety checks on all presses, dies, and equipment.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Other duties include, but are not limited to, verify and feed raw material through the die, visually inspect first-piece samples, setup and operate all production equipment, adjust take up and payoff equipment through the use of basic press room hand tools. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Assist in the training process DSU&R trainees when applicable and DSU&O/Press Operators.



<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Job Requirements

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Requires a mechanical background, experience in the use of micrometers, calipers, and various other precision measuring instruments. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to read and interpret blueprints, basic understanding of computers and work within stringent tolerances, and knowledge of S.P.C. (Statistical Process Controls).
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Performing blueprint corrections and changes with Engineering Department
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Completing paperwork relating to assigning work done to a particular “job”.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Cleaning scrap pans, machinery, and work area.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Occasionally banding stock.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Gives a preliminary evaluation of trainees.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to analyze part drawings and proposed tooling, requiring a high degree of originality and imagination to visualize the tool and determine if it will meet the needs of the job and recommend changes where required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to check tool drawings for errors in dimensions, fits, and clearances.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to plan, layout, and determine manufacturing methods and sequence of operations best suited to make tooling to design specifications.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to use advanced shop math including geometry and trigonometry to verify dimensions and make intricate calculations for hole locations, compound angles, contours, and reference points.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to setup and operate all types of machine tools to perform difficult and exacting operations.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to devise methods of holding, locating, and machining work of unusual shape, eccentric contours, and compound angles.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to perform bench assembly operations including assembly fitting and lapping and make surface plate set-ups to check complex and close tolerance tooling for accuracy of location points, compound angles, and related dimensions and surfaces.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to construct complex blanking, forming, piercing, and trimming dies involving intricate contours and close angular and linear relationships.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to work from rough sketches and/or general instructions, improvise temporary tooling to provide means of producing parts until regular tooling is available.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to analyze problems concerned with tooling made to specifications but which fails to meet production requirements and recommend changes or alterations.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Ability to perform data-entry operations and have a basic working understanding of the computer.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Machines, tools, equipment, and work aids which may be representative but not all inclusive, of those commonly associated with this type of work: punch press, surface grinders, vertical mill, engine lathe, drill press, band saw, cutoff saw, pedestal grinder, welder, Oxy Acetylene torch, optical comparator, precision measuring tools, layout tools, hand tools.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Position has daily contact with the Production Office, Tool Room, Quality Department, and Tool Crib, occasional contact with Tool Room, Engineering, and Maintenance.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Perform other duties as required by supervisor.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">High school diploma or GED required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Knowledge of arithmetic is required
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Basic skills in oral and written communication
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Must successfully pass a skills evaluation.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Requires you successfully complete the State approved DU&R apprenticeship program.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">State certified DOL journeyman’s card.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Comply with all Environment, Health, and Safety {EH&S}rules and procedures.

Nearest Major Market: Traverse City
Nearest Secondary Market: Northern Michigan