Extrusion Toolmaker
Clim-A-Tech Industries, Inc. - Hopkins, MN

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Job Title: Extrusion Toolmaker & Designer Date: 1/1/13

Reports To: Tool Shop Supervisor

Position Summary: Responsible for the design, build, repair and development of new and existing dies and tooling in Extrusion, Secondary Operations, Fabrication and maintenance support projects. Provide support to the production departments by assisting in solving and repairing existing tooling problems so production can produce product in an efficient profitable manner. Effectively manage and prioritize daily activities to meet all due dates.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Design and draw from verbal, print and written instructions in (Auto Cad,
Inventor and Surf Cam), extrusion tooling with specific dimensioning for us to
wire, machine and build. This includes (adapters, die assemblies, templates,
sizers, jigs, and any other tooling needed in our production departments).

2. Plan, layout and perform all design, programming, bench and machine
operations to construct, alter and repair intricately designed and constructed
tools, dies, fixtures, jigs, gauges, and machine attachments. Assume
responsibility for the quality, workmanship, dimensional accuracy and
ensuring all deadlines of assigned work are either met or exceeded.

3. Ensures that all tooling requirements are executed and built in a timely
manner and are delivered ready for development on or before the build due
date within the established budget guidelines. This includes filling out and
submitting job costing of each tool made when built. Schedule the shop work
accordingly to maintain short lead times so as to not delay meeting our
customer deadlines..

4. Develop new tools; Make decisions in a time efficient manner to reduce
scrap, development time, and meet or exceed customer deadlines. Build and
develop tools to meet customer specs and functionality so that any operator
can produce the profile. All critical dimensions are to be developed closer to
nominal specifications than away within the specified tolerance. All non
critical dimensions are to be developed to print and not utilizing more than
75% of the specified tolerance.

5. Build and Develop Top Quality Tools; Reducing the number of typical
development shots to 5 or less.

6. Research and implement process improvements and cost reductions.
Ensures that all existing dies, production tooling, and dedicated equipment
are adequately maintained and in good working order. Evaluate existing
extrusion dies for condition and wear, recommend replacement or
enhancements as necessary.

7. Meet with Plant Manager, Tool Shop Supervisor, Production Manager, QC
Manager and Developer weekly or as needed to discuss tooling design,
problems, and new tool schedule.

8. Work with Tool Shop Supervisor, Production Manager, Supervisors, and Line
Operators to collaborate and solve our fabrication and extrusion tooling

9. Plan, communicate and work with supervisor to maintain inventories of all
machine tools, supplies and raw materials needed for making new tools, this
includes the maintenance of shop equipment. Monthly and year end
inventory completed accurately and on time.

10.General maintenance of machine shop machines/EDM machines and the
housekeeping to ensure a clean, organized and safe environment.

11.Complete special projects as assigned by the Supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Two year associate degree in machine tool technology and a minimum of 3 years experience as a general machinist or preferably a toolmaker in plastics manufacturing environment. Knowledge and ability to design tools using auto cad. Experienced in machining on manual mill and lath, CNC mill and lath, and surface grinder. EDM wire experience a plus. Requires ability to: plan, prioritize and organize work effectively; work under pressure and time deadlines. A team player capable of participating in group problem solving. Analyze problems (not just symptoms), practically apply knowledge to propose reasonable solutions, make logical decisions, and carry out the decisions made.

Physical Requirements: Ability to sit for extended periods of time, walking, standing, bending, stooping, twisting, lifting and carrying tooling weighing up to 100 lbs. Able to push pull carted material weighing up to 500 lbs. Frequent mental and visual concentration required for computer usage, tool building and product developments.

See our website for additional information or to apply @ http://www.clim-a-tech.com/careers.htm