Die Technician


job description

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Makes detailed line adjustments and modifications to new and existing extrusion tooling, fixtures, and guides, as necessary.

  • Analyzes tooling and profiles to investigate extrusion issues and balance dies as required.

  • Setup and operate extrusion equipment for test runs, production runs and raw material evaluations.

  • Must be able to see fine details and perform detailed handwork to extrusion tooling.

  • Uses blue prints, specifications and related CAD data to determine design flaws.

  • Participates in product-related meetings and production design reviews by providing feedback regarding tool and product design.

  • Provides ongoing technical support and training to support production operations.

  • Partners with supervisors and operators to set up operator specifications and procedures and assists with the introduction of new products.

  • Works with Machinists, Engineers and Designers to develop new fixtures and methods.

  • Troubleshoots extruders, auxiliary equipment and other parts of the extrusion process by gathering and recording specifications per the SOPs, and offers feedback to continuously improve the process.

  • Maintain proper housekeeping and safety standards, making proper use of PPE, as required.

  • Maintain adequate attendance levels, be prompt, and a “can do” attitude.

  • Actively participate in Toolroom department team meetings.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Must demonstrate a high degree of hand-eye coordination and a steady hand to perform ultra-fine work on tools under stereomicroscope, using files, carbide burrs, cratex, etc.

  • Thorough understanding of the equipment and materials used in the extrusion process.

  • Must have proven ability to troubleshoot and solve difficult and challenging production problems with minimal guidance and direction.

  • Must understand and apply mathematical concepts, including fractions, ratios and proportions, as well as the fundamentals of geometry, trigonometry and tolerances.

  • Ability to read and comprehend operating instructions, blueprints, design specifications and engineering drawings.

  • Must be proficient in utilizing precision measuring equipment, including calipers.

  • Must have strong time management, organizational, and record keeping skills.

  • Must be able to use a computer and Microsoft Office.

Qualifications / Prior Experience

  • GED or High School education preferred.

  • Minimum of (5) years of extrusion operator and/or injection molding experience.

  • Requires a strong mechanical and analytical background.

  • CAD experience is preferred, but not required.

Work Environment / Other Requirements

  • The performance of this position normally requires exposure to a typical manufacturing areas were under certain conditions that require the use of personal protective equipment. Primary environment: Temperature of work area may be moderate and affected by outside temperatures and machining. Industrial lighting provided.

  • With minimal supervision, demonstrate the ability to solve practical problems, interpret, resolving problems and issues using a variety of instructions or guides furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Demonstrated ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, metric and standard, use of a calculator as required

  • Standing, sitting, stooping and squatting can be expected along with lifting or with other means transfer of tooling, parts, containers and raw materials.

  • Specific vision abilities required for detail work may include close vision, distance vision, peripheral and depth perception and ability to focus.

  • Ability to lift up to 25-50 lbs. on an occasional basis.

  • Be able to work your scheduled shift and be “on-call” when needed for weekends.

contact information

business: AmesburyTruth
address: 125 Amesbury Truth Dr
Statesville, NC 28625
phone: 704-924-8586 (Call Now)
website: http://www.amesburytruth.com