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Tooling Specialist

Minneapolis, MN 55401

Posted: 02/16/2024 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 24826 Pay Rate: $ 25.00 - $ 35.00

Job Description

Our client, a leading manufacturer in the precision parts industry, is seeking a skilled Tooling Specialist to join their dynamic team. This role is pivotal in maintaining the high standards of quality and efficiency in their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which specializes in utilizing molds to create intricate parts. The ideal candidate will bring expertise in tool and die making, with a keen eye for detail and a passion for innovation in manufacturing processes.
Responsibilities:
  • Oversee and manage the entire lifecycle of molds and tooling, from design to fabrication, maintenance, and repair.
  • Collaborate with the production team to troubleshoot and solve tooling issues, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum productivity.
  • Conduct regular inspections and maintenance of molds and tooling equipment to uphold quality standards.
  • Implement continuous improvement practices to enhance tooling efficiency and reduce waste.
  • Coordinate with external vendors for tooling procurement and oversee the quality of outsourced molds.
  • Maintain accurate records of tooling inventory, maintenance schedules, and procurement data.
  • Assist in the training and development of junior staff in tooling best practices and safety protocols.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:
  • Proven experience in tool and die making, preferably in a manufacturing environment utilizing molds.
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes, materials science, and quality control principles.
  • Proficiency in CAD/CAM software and familiarity with CNC machining operations.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills, with the ability to work effectively across different departments.
Preferences:
  • Certification or degree in mechanical engineering, tool and die making, or a related field.
  • Experience with plastic injection molding is highly advantageous.
  • Familiarity with lean manufacturing principles and Six Sigma.
  • Proactive attitude towards health and safety practices.
  • Ability to innovate and bring forward new ideas to improve tooling processes and efficiency.
Titles Encouraged to Apply:
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Mold Technician
  • CNC Machinist
  • Mechanical Engineer (with specialization in tooling)
  • Manufacturing Technician (with focus on tooling)
  • Injection Molding Specialist
  • Tooling Engineer
This is a fantastic opportunity for professionals passionate about the field of manufacturing and tooling. If you're looking to take your career to the next level with a company that values innovation, quality, and efficiency, we encourage you to apply. Join our client's team and be a part of shaping the future of manufacturing excellence.
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