Tool and Die Maker

Company Name:
Dura Automotive
DURA Automotive Systems is a leading independent designer and manufacturer of driver control systems, seating control systems, safety hardware, structural body systems, exterior trim and integrated glass systems to the automotive world. With a designed-in presence on more than 300 vehicle models worldwide, DURA markets automotive products to every original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in the America's, Asia and Europe. The company is also a supplier partner to the world's leading Tier One automotive companies. DURA Automotive Systems is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA; with global sales of nearly $2 billion and 11,000 employees worldwide, the company manufactures in 15 countries through 35 distinct manufacturing operations. DURA Automotive Systems is a Lynn Tilton company, majority owned by funds managed by Patriarch Partners, LLC. It is nationally certified by the Women's Business Enterprise Council.
The Company's innovative products and advanced manufacturing processes allow automakers to achieve stringent cost, quality and performance goals. Manufacturing systems include complex processes to form and integrate lightweight materials, delivering improved fuel economy and safety for premiere automakers. Among other products, the Company develops innovative driver controls that mesh software and mechatronics to create optimized performance and deliver a tuned driving experience.
The Company has a strong reputation for delivering exceptional product quality. A relentless focus on continuous improvement is exercised in all areas, to ensure processes and manufacturing costs are always the most competitive in the industry. As a global supplier, the enterprise continuously adapts its manufacturing strategy to match the demands of worldwide manufacturing production capacities. The Company continues to expand its manufacturing base to match local strategies of automakers in developing markets.
1. Maintains and upgrades fixtures and gages.
2. Performs general die maintenance such as sharpening, repairing and/or replacing details, grinding form steels, timing dies correctly, and modifying tools to current standards.
3. Leads employees in good die maintenance and build practices.
4. Instructs in general machining practices.
5. Makes decisions and judgments about proper course of action for repairs and maintenance.
6. Maintains good safety and housekeeping practices.
7. Demonstrates good short and long term decision making in pressroom trouble shooting, toolroom machining practices, safety, diagnosis of problems and course of action, and toolroom repair and maintenance work.
8. Promotes teamwork and shows a willingness to work well in other departments.
9. Demonstrates good work planning practices to do jobs in a very timely, efficient and safe manner.
10. Maintains written die log books.
11. Demonstrates self motivation to continuously improve himself or herself with respect to their job duties and tasks.
12. Other duties as needed at the discretion of the Toolroom Supervisor.
1. Strong understanding and experience in die theory and trouble shooting
2. Ability to run and operate all toolroom equipment
3. Must be able to perform under production requirements
4. Ability to read prints and run precession equipment
5. Good oral and written communication skills are a must
6. Ability to work in a team environment
Education - At least a high school diploma. Preferred candidates have a high school diploma and four years of related trade instruction.
Licensing/Registration/Certification - The minimal level required is documentation of experience. The preferred level would be Journeyman Status Certificate (State Certified Journeyman Status).
Experience - At least five (5) years of experience with a preferred level of eight (8) years experience in production and trouble shooting.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements of personnel as classified.
DURA Automotive Systems is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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