Tool and Die Fabrication Technician

Tool and Die Fabrication Technician

 The Tool and Die Fabrication technician is responsible for providing fabrication and repair services for the site, including new mold and component fabrication and repair, spare parts, and related items using a variety of CNC mills, lathes, grinders, and EDM machines. This includes taking these activities into production in coordination with engineering and production support.

This position will be a full-time regular position, Monday – Friday, with overtime as required.
This position reports to the Fabrication Services Supervisor

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two-year technical degree of a tooling trade or craft, or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Mechanical ability and technical knowledge
  • Possess a strong knowledge of all tool room equipment and be willing to advance to new
    equipment and processes
  • Familiar with CNC and manual equipment G and M-code controls and instrumentation
  • Understanding and knowledge with CNC programming and troubleshooting. CAD / CAM
    Software on site consist of but not limited to NX, Esprit, SOLIDWORKS, and GibbsCAM.
  • Knowledge of factory tooling and operations
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Experience with basic various computer software
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to manage multiple processes and projects
  • Communicates with appropriate interpersonal and written skills
  • Exhibits desire for continuous education and training
  • Able to develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work
  • Business conduct and integrity
  • Self-starter and motivated individual who works independently
  • Commitment to safety

Job Responsibilities:

Technical Knowledge

  • Machine highly complex parts with tight tolerances
  • Evaluate, fit, and assemble high precision components to make, repair or modify highly complex
  • Set up and operate 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
  • Read, understand and follow work orders, engineering drawings and other instructions. Ability to study
    specifications and confer with shop personnel and supervisors to resolve design problems related to
    material characteristics, dimensional tolerances, service requirements
  • Interpret blueprints using GD&T
  • Measure and verify settings and parts by utilizing comparator, calipers, micrometers, bore gages, height
    gages, indicators, CMMs and other measuring equipment as needed
  • Meet productivity requirements

Project Management and Planning

  • Organizing, Planning and Prioritizing of position’s goals and initiatives
  • Develop time management skills, with an ability to balance demand among various projects
  • Conduct business with ethics and integrity

Continuous Improvement

  • Gain an adequate knowledge of the various products in the company portfolio and have a commitment to
    delivering quality products to our customers
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies
  • Respond to customer and colleague feedback
  • Work with engineering to diagnose and correct product problems
  • Regularly discusses work ideas with others to increase overall team productivity/efficiencies
  • Follow directions and procedures
  • Gain and understanding of good manufacturing and documentation practices (GMP/GDP)
  • Employee training and certification

QMS, EMS and Safety Compliance

  • Quality and Environment Management System training
  • Know the significant environmental aspects and proper handling for your area
  • Know the environmental policy and what it means in terms of benefits and consequences
  • Follow correct waste handling procedures and timely completion of housekeeping duties
  • Keep current with company’s required safety training
  • Maintain an exceptionally clean and orderly work area

Soft Skills

  • Business Conduct & Integrity
  • Positive attitude
  • Communication
  • Active Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Desire for Continuous improvement
  • Motivated
  • Promptness and dependability


*Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

How to Apply

Employment Application

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2100 15th Street N.

Wahpeton, ND 58075

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