Tool & Die Maker in Dundee, MI at L&W Engineering

Date Posted: 10/17/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The Tool & Die Maker must be able to run all tool room machinery. They must also be able to do extensive die maintenance and upgrade tooling of all sorts.   The Tool and Die Maker must also be able to build new tooling such as dies, fixtures, gages, etc.



The following job/task functions have been identified as the core functions of this position. However, the supervisor or manager may assign additional duties associated with this position.

  • Must be able to view CAD drawings / prints and understand datum structure, GD&T, and general tolerancing.
  • Must be able to conventionally machine (bridgeport, surface grinder, drill press, lathe, etc.)
  • Must :
    • be able to assemble die referencing drawings provided.
    • know how to "time out" a die
    • be able to set proper die clearances for trims, holes, and forms.
  • Must be capable of:
    • setting dies (hilo)
    • setting coils (crane)
    • starting strip, setting feeder (progression), setting pilot release, and making ram adjustments
  • While die is in press, must be capable of:
    • reading strip
    • modifying tool to clear for interferences
    • use conventional layout tools (surface plate, angle plate, height gage, calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, ...) as well as check aids (provided) to determine quality of parts at initial tryout.
    • read strip, determine what changes are needed in the tool and make those changes
    • develop trim-line using gridded laser-cut strips
    • work with CMM Programmer in compilation of layout and capability data.
  • Must be able to paint, stencil, and finalize die for production prior to shipment.
  • Once die has shipped, must:
    • be willing to travel to the designated L&W manufacturing plant to support home-line tryout.
    • working with plant personnel, make tooling adjustments as necessary to support 300 PC PPAP requirement.
  • Promote teamwork and show a willingness to work with other departments.
  • Take initiative to find solutions quickly to problems that arise.
  • Demonstrate good work planning practices in order to do jobs in a very timely, efficient, and safe manner.
  • Demonstrate self-motivation and willingness to continually improve work.
  • Excellent attendance record and safety record.
  • Willing to work to company’s work schedule.




Job Requirements


Required Skills

  • Responsible for reading and understanding the TS16949 and ISO-14001 procedures located at K:/winapps/data/TS Team/Procedures
  • Understanding of the die build process
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • GD&T Knowledge
  • Ability to run all tool room and precision equipment efficiently.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints


Customer Specific Requirements

The requirements listed below are representative of the required customer knowledge, skill, and/or ability.

This job does not have customer specific requirements.

Education and/or Experience: 

High school Diploma or general education degree (GED); three to five years related experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education or experience.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills:

Basic Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Business Judgment:

Ability to adhere to all company policies and procedures in a professional and consistent manner. Able to apply common sense understanding and use appropriate judgment in routine business situations with supervisor, co-workers and customers

Technical Skills:

Ability to work with the following tools or machinery

  • Micrometers
  • Calipers
  • Scales
  • Crane
  • Hilo