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Die Repair Technician, 2nd shift - WILL TRAIN at TCDC Inc Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary

Sets up and operates standard tool room equipment, such as lathes, milling machine and grinders to machine parts for die casting tools and equipment. Makes repairs and changes to die cast tooling. Works from blueprints and drawing; uses precision measuring tools; makes slides cores, ejector pins and cores. Cleans tooling, makes gate changes; removes drag, straighten cores, drills water lines, etc. Analyzes tooling problems and diagnoses repairs needed.  May repair dies while still set in the casting machine. May stress temper small tool parts. Removes stuck castings; dismantles and reassembles tools. May make the more complicated repairs on trimming tools. May die prep cast and trim tooling. May include light EDM work.


  • Study blueprints, sketches, models, or specifications to plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools, dies, or assemblies.

  • Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators.

  • Visualize and compute dimensions, sizes, shapes, and tolerances of assemblies, based on specifications.

  • 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.

  • File, grind, shim, and adjust different parts to properly fit them together.

  • Fit and assemble parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools, using machine tools and hand tools.

  • Conduct test runs with completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications, making adjustments as necessary.

  • Inspect finished dies for smoothness, contour conformity, and defects.

  • Smooth and polish flat and contoured surfaces of parts or tools, using scrapers, abrasive stones, files, emery cloths, or power grinders.

  • Lift, position, and secure machined parts on surface plates or worktables, using hoists, vises, v-blocks, or angle plates.

·         Responsible for knowing and following all environmental, health and safety rules, policies, and procedures for work area and takes responsibility to assure that personal work activity is conducted in such a way so as to not affect the safety of themselves or others.

·         Works toward Corp goal of on time delivery and productivity. Helps promotes this responsibilities to the department employees.

·         Promotes continuous improvement through lean. 

·         Embrace customer satisfaction as it relates to on time delivery and quality

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Problem Solving~ Definition: Identifies and defines problems through the gathering of relevant information leading to the development, implementation, and evaluation of solutions results.

  • Creativity/Innovation~ Definition:  Is committed to developing professionally, attends professional conferences, focuses on best practices, takes advantage of variety of learning activities, and introduces newly gained knowledge and skills on the job. Completes assigned company training in a timely manner, takes responsibility to progress through established training plans.

  • Technical/ Professional Expertise (including use of technology)~ Definition: Possesses, acquires and maintains the technical/professional expertise required to do the job effectively and to create solutions.   Applies and improves extensive or in-depth specialized knowledge, skills and judgment to accomplish a result or to serve one's "customers" effectively.

  • Planning & Organization~ Definition: Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.  Ensures that regular, consistent communication takes place within area of responsibility.

  • Teamwork/Team Player~ Definition: Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.  

  • Initiative/Self Motivated ~ Definition: Acts without being directed. Proactively follows through on work activities and goals to capitalize or resolve them. Has personal desire to improve or enhance processes, avoid problems, and/or develop opportunities. 

  • Basic Communication Skills ~ Definition:  Basic ability to read, to write and to comprehend verbal instructions in English including safety, work instruction, LMS training, etc. Basic ability to verbally communicate in English. 

  • Equipment Operation ~ Definition: Knowledge of appropriate procedures for using, and ability to use specific equipment or machines to meet defined quality and quantity standards.

Core Competencies     

  • Safety Oriented ~ Definition: Performs jobs in a manner that minimizes hazards to self, others and the environment. Maintains a physical work environment that contributes to the well-being of others. Being aware of conditions or circumstances that affect one’s own safety or the safety of others.  

  • Quality Oriented ~ Definition: Produces results or provides service that meets or exceeds set standards. Monitors and checks work to meet quality standards; demonstrates a high level of care and thoroughness; checks work to ensure completeness and accuracy.

  • Integrity ~ Definition: Demonstrates responsibility for the image of TCDC.

  • Productivity Focused ~ Definition: Makes effective use of all equipment and tools available to maintain high productive output without sacrificing quality

  • Customer Focused ~ Definition: Builds and maintains internal and external customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization.

  • Accountability ~ Definition: Sets high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

  • Continuous Improvement ~ Definition: Continuously looks for opportunities to refine and improve process, systems, products, etc.

Physical Demands                     Frequency: Continuous 67-100%, Frequent 34-66%, Occasional 1-33%





·         Occasional lifting and carrying of 50 lbs.

·         Frequent lifting and carrying of 21 to 49 pounds

·         Continuous lifting and carrying of 1 to 20 pounds

·         Frequent standing

·         Frequent sitting

·         Frequent walking

·         Continuous pull and pushing

·         Continuous twisting and bending

·         Continuous reach(overhead and out-stretched)

·         Continuous kneeling, climbing, crawling, bending and stooping

·         Frequent repetitive motion

·         Continuous use of vibratory tools

·         Continuous  grip, torque and fine manipulation

·         Continuous handling/grasping

·         Frequent exposure to hot and cold temperature extremes

·         Functional vision

·         Ability to discern colors

·         PPE Required

·         No Driving

·         Continuous Talking

·         Continuous Hearing

For the purpose of compliance with ADA and Workers Compensation reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials.

Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously exposed to moving mechanical parts; extreme heat and vibration.

  • The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.

  • The employee is frequently exposed to fume or airborne particles.

  • The noise level in the work environment is frequently very loud.

Education and Experience

  • Requires a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work.

  • Prefer 1-2 years experience in a manufacturing/production environment.



  • 1 - 2 years: Prefer experience in a manufacturing environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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