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Journeyman Tool and Die Maker: Thomasville, GA

Company: Check-Mate Industries Inc
Location: Thomasville
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Check-Mate Manufacturing LLC is a subsidiary of Check-Mate Industries and is located in Thomasville, GA. Over the past 50 years, Check-Mate has proven to be the winning move for hundreds of customers in a diverse range of industries including aerospace, automotive, firearms, cosmetics, and medical industries. The unsurpassed customer service of the company has long been recognized as an innovator and leader in tool & die, stampings and assemblies. Whether producing high-precision tools and progressive dies, stamping, or assemblies for everything from healthcare to personal security products, Check-Mate out-thinks, out-maneuvers, and out-performs its competition. - Check-Mate Manufacturing offers competitive pay, benefits and relocation assistant. JOURNEYMAN TOOL & DIE MAKER Location: Thomasville, Georgia Check-Mate Manufacturing has openings position for Tool and Die Maker. This position will report to the Tooling Manager. The Tool and Die Maker will possess a Journeymen's card (presented at the time of interview) or - completion of a formal 4-year apprenticeship program. Tool and Die Maker builds, repairs, and maintains: dies, fixtures, and all other tooling in conformance to customer and/or company specifications per control plans. Analyzes specifications, lays out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fits and assembles parts to makes and repairs dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools. Maintains a safe working environment by ensuring compliance with procedures and safety regulations. US Citizens and Green Card Holders only. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Includes, but may not be limited to the following

  • Tool and die maker conduct test runs with completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications; makes adjustments as necessary.
  • Tool and die maker cuts, shapes, and trims blanks or blocks to specified lengths or shapes, using power saws, power shears, rules and hand tools.
  • Tool and die maker files, grinds, shims, and adjusts different parts to properly fit them together.
  • Tool and die maker fit and assembles parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools, using machine tools and hand tools.
  • Tool and die maker inspect finished dies for smoothness, contour conformity, and defects.
  • Tool and die maker lifts, positions, and secures machined parts on surface plates or worktables, using hoists, vises, v-blocks, or angle plates.
  • Tool and die maker measures, marks, and scribes' metal or plastic stock to lay out machining, using instruments such as protractors, micrometers, scribes, and rulers.
  • Tool and die maker select metals to be used from a range of metals and alloys, based on properties such as hardness and heat tolerance.
  • Tool and die maker set up and operates conventional or computer numerically controlled machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders to cut, bore, grind, or otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes.
  • Tool and die maker set up and operate drill presses to drill and tap holes in parts for assembly.
  • Tool and die maker smooths and polishes flat and contoured surfaces of parts or tools, using scrapers, abrasive stones, files, emery cloths, or power grinders.
  • Tool and die maker studies blueprints, sketches, models, or specifications to plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools, dies, or assemblies.
  • Tool and die maker verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators.
  • Tool and die maker visualize and computes dimensions, sizes, shapes, and tolerances of assemblies, based on specifications.
  • Tool and die maker casts plastic tools or parts, or tungsten-carbide cutting tips, using pre-made molds.
  • Tool and die maker designs jigs, fixtures, and templates for use as work aids in the fabrication of parts or products.
  • Tool and die maker develop and designs new tools and dies, using computer-aided design software.
  • Tool and die maker set pyrometer controls of heat-treating furnaces, and feed or place parts, tools, or assemblies into furnaces to harden. Skills and Competencies
    • Tool and die maker ability to read tool and die designs and prints
    • Tool and die maker basic shop math and trigonometry
    • Tool and die maker ability to use precise measuring equipment such as micrometers, calipers, gauge blocks, dial indicators, etc.
    • Tool and die maker ability to operate all standard tool room equipment such as milling machines, drill presses, surface grinders, lathes, etc. CNC machine set up a plus
    • Tool and die maker must have strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
    • Tool and die maker general knowledge of tool and die design including various tool steels/carbides and their application is a plus
    • Tool and die maker able to work independently and be self-motivated
    • Tool and die maker must be able to work without supervision and lead small teams as required
    • Tool and die maker ability to work with appropriate outside vendors
    • Tool and die maker ability to train and develop apprentices
    • Tool and die maker ability to communicate well with others Safety, Health, Environmental (SH&E)
      • Tool and die maker ability to manually operate tool room machinery
      • Tool and die maker ability to access tooling both in and out of machines to troubleshoot problems
      • Tool and die maker support and comply with all procedures and work instructions.
      • Tool and die maker must observe all safety regulations to ensure employees own safety as well as the safety of others. Support a safe and healthy work environment that is free of recognized hazards for all employees, contractors and visitors.
      • Tool and die maker cooperate with all local, state and federal agencies, such as OSHA or the EPA, in the event of an inspection.
      • Tool and die maker know and follow all applicable SH&E Policies and Procedures. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
        • High School Diploma or equivalent education or trade school diploma program
        • Journeyman Tool & Die Maker and/ or completion of an apprenticeship (4 years) or advanced manufacturing certificate, followed by at least 4 years of on-the-job training
        • 5 years' experience in the trade; emphasis on small precision stampings from progressive dies
        • An ability to communicate effectively in English both in writing and verbally (Preferred)
        • Knowledge/ experience with of AutoCAD, Solid works, and EDM (a Plus BENEFITS
          • Excellent compensation packages
          • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short-term and long-term disability
          • 12 Days PTO and 10 Holidays
          • 401k participation after 1 year
          • Training and Development Opportunities
          • Annual COLA increases
          • Relocation Assistance EOE/AA/M/F/VET/D

Keywords: Check-Mate Industries Inc, Tallahassee , Journeyman Tool and Die Maker: Thomasville, GA, Professions , Thomasville, Florida

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