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Maker, Tool and Die

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77088

Company: Southwire Company LLC

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what’s possible? 

Job Description

Shift: 1st Shift

 

Summary Analyzes specifications, lays out metal stock, sets up and operates machine tools, and fits and assembles parts to fabricate and repair metalworking dies, cutting tools, jigs and fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools by performing the following duties.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Use a variety of shop measuring equipment such as dial indicators, calipers, micrometers, thickness gauges, etc. in the performance of tool making.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders to machine parts.  Verifies the conformance of machined parts to specifications.
  • Examines standard or previously used dies, tools and jigs and fixtures, and recommends design modifications regarding construction and function of part.
  • To build new and/or replacement tools and dies for production use as required or internally capable.
  • Ensure timely completion of repairs, new dies, tooling, fixtures etc. as required so production is not interrupted.
  • Provide assistance, guidance and advice to junior Tool & Die Makers and Apprentices as required.
  • Ensures preventative maintenance program are done on tools and dies based on assigned schedules.
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Tool & Die Maker certificate and/or equivalent 5 years of related work experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of blue print reading and interpretation.
  • Ability to operate machining equipment with advanced level of skill and knowledge.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess good mathematical and mechanical aptitude.
  • Must be able to work independently without supervision and minimum direction.

 

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 regularly required to stand; use hands and fingers to handle, manipulate, grasp, and/or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close 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. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Houston

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