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Tool & Die Maker in Milwaukee, WI at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 11/18/2022

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Job Description


Primary Responsibilities:

Works with Manufacturing Engineers, Department Supervisors, Manufacturing Managers, Maintenance personnel, and personnel at various plants to design, repair, maintain, machine, and build dies, assembly tools/machines, and other tools and gages.



  1. Works with prints, CAD models, sketches, and other information to develop tools and gages needed for assembly.
  2. Develops machining process tooling.
  3. Maintains tooling schedule/list that shows tasks and their status of completion.
  4. Works with outside vendors and services for heat treat, plating, etc. for tools and gages that are made or repaired.
  5. Sets up and operates machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders to machine parts, and verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications.
  6. Programs, setups, and runs CNC Mills and Lathes used for making tools.
  7. Lifts machined parts and positions and secures parts on surface plate or worktable.
  8. Smooth flat and contoured surfaces and power grinders, and fits and assembles parts together and into assemblies and mechanisms.
  9. Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances.
  10. Connects wiring and hydraulic lines to install electrical and hydraulic components, with proper instruction given.
  11. Examines standard or previously used dies, tools, and jigs and fixtures, and recommends design modifications regarding construction and function of part.
  12. Maintains Tooling Database, adding new tools to database, recording maintenance events on the tools, and doing preventive maintenance on tools per a schedule.
  13. Design and build all production and proto-type tooling required to produce quality parts.
  14. Order necessary supplies to maintain and build tooling.


Other Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain machine/equipment/building blueprints, manuals, quotations, maintenance logs, and other documentation, as necessary.
  2. Work with manufacturing supervision on solving tooling and equipment problems.
  3. Secure necessary outside machinery and building inspection, maintenance, construction, and/or equipment relocation services as required.
  4. Manage our Toolroom Safety training program, including training authorized employees on the proper use of our toolroom and maintenance equipment.

Perform plant maintenance when maintenance Technician is away from the building


Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, and follow all applicable policies, procedures, work instructions, safety rules, and regulations. The job duties and requirements described herein are intended to represent the major elements of this job function and the primary knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required to perform to those major elements. Qualifications and other job-related requirements and conditions are subject to change. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.


Education and experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or vocational trade degree; and at least five years of on-the-job experience in manual machining, tool making, and equipment maintenance or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

State accredited Journeyman program completion - preferred


Language Skills

Ability to speak and read English is required. Ability to speak and/or read Spanish is a beneficial skill, but not required. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to author reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, suppliers, and the general public.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Solid Works and AutoCAD Design software. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel are required.


Mechanical Aptitude

The ability to understand and then apply the functioning of complex mechanical systems composed of a variety of components with several interrelated and non-related movements and/or variables to job requirements. Ability to independently conceptualize, analyze, and/or compare moderately complicated mechanical systems with several interrelated movements and/or variables.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high places; fumes or airborne particles; chemicals – such as coolant, oil, dye, and other chemicals used to make or layout tooling; machine hazards relative to hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical, vibration, with moving parts and pinch points. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud, where hearing protection is recommended or required.



All employees are expected to abide by and support Company policies, procedures, and instructions.  The Trombetta General Quality Policy is to be considered in all work activities. The job duties as depicted are intended to represent the major elements of this job function. They are not to be considered all inclusive and other or modified duties may from time to time be assigned. Qualifications and other job-related requirements and conditions may change. This job description may be revised at any time with approval of Human Resources.


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