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Donahue Industries Inc. Toolmaker in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Toolmaker Job Description Reports to Vice President of Operations DUTIES: Design, fabricate, build, machine, and/or changeover and repair tooling and equipment as required. Manage tooling process (tool room issues and tool maintenance, including sharpening procedures, tooling logs). Troubleshoot quality and tooling problems, identify the root cause of the problem, make the necessary adjustments or changes to provide a more robust solution, and log changes on procedure. Design and/or build jigs and fixtures from sketches and drawings to facilitate the fabrication of tooling components or custom parts. See the weaknesses in component or part designs and make innovative suggestions to make improvements regarding safety, quality, accuracy, and efficiency. Make sample parts. Retrieve tools using die cart or tow motor/fork lift Work up tooling quotations. Make equipment recommendations. Keep up-to-date with latest toolmaking skills and equipment. Perform minor press repairs. Order toolmaking supplies and raw material for tooling and samples. Suggest changes to Tool Changeover Book to Design Engineer. Contribute in other areas of tooling development, quality, and manufacturing. Continuously improve processes. Take part in LEAN projects as assigned. Work with Vice President of Operations and Engineer to prioritize production/ prototyping work Sit in management meetings Notify Vice President of Operations of any product needed, broken equipment, necessary repairs, etc. Train Assistant Toolmaker on all aspects of Toolmaker?s job. Manage toolmaking apprenticeship/co-op - Train apprentices on toolmaking/ machining - Manage paperwork for apprenticeship/co-ops Full-time non-exempt REQUIREMENTS Skills Setup, operate, and maintain manual and CNC millers, lathes, surface grinders, drill presses, Wire EDM, and other common tool room equipment with precision. Use, read, understand, and apply the operation of precision measuring instruments like micrometers, Vernier calipers, dial indicators, comparators, gauges, and others to make and verify measurements. Read engineering drawings and be able to machine parts accurately to dimensions, tolerances, and finish specifications. CNC programming CAD proficiency to build tooling Basic computer Other 3D drafting programs as needed Progressive tool design Using a tow motor/fork lift Speak, read, and write English fluently Experience A minimum of 2 years of toolmaking Progressive and compound tooling (design, timing, punch and die clearances, sharpening, and adjustments to make a stamped part within tolerance) Costing tooling fabrication Education High school diploma or equivalent Special demands and physical requirements Move tools on and off bench Take tools apart using an overhead hoist Fine motor skills Must be able to sit for a long period of time. Must be able to stand for a long period of time. Must be able to tolerate a loud environment. DISC Model: Get It Right/Get It Done/Get Appreciated Goals and Expectations First quarter: - Recommend needed tool room equipment. First six months: - Make new tools. - Start to train an apprentice. First year: - Have a functional tool room for toolmaking and maintenance. Salary: $28.00 to $35.00 per hour