Tool & Die Maker (KY, Elizabethtown)

Metalsa, S.A. de C.V. • Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Description: Maintain condition of existing tools.


  • Understand geometric dimensioning and tolerancing of component and frame assembly drawings
  • Be able to use inspection gages and measuring equipment to check component and assembly quality.
  • Understanding of shop math and trigonometry to set up machinery and check accuracy of work
  • Understand all tooling stage operations so that quality concerns can be addressed and corrected
  • Be able to implement customer changes (ex. Engineering changes)
  • Make tooling repairs due to bad hits, double hits, bad set-ups, etc.
  • Be able to change over tooling to produce different parts and to spot tools for proper metal fits.
  • Understand all tooling component functions so that the highest possible run time and quality can be maintained.
  • Use circle grid analysis to reduce material stretch and eliminate breakage.
  • Know use and effects of lubricants to produce the highest quality parts.
  • Maintain tooling nitrogen systems
  • Maintain preventative maintenance schedules and spare parts inventory for tooling to reduce down time
  • Own basic tools needed to measure and check machined components for tooling
  • Track and order tooling store room perishables so that efficiency can be maintained
  • Be able to identify tool steels and know how to heat treat them when necessary
  • Learn to weld tool steels for repair needs.
  • Study in die transfer systems, how they work, how they are adjusted, how part changes would affect them, and maintain a preventative maintenance system
  • Understand monorail systems and how they work to provide part/assembly movement
  • Understand blank feeders, unloaders and power feeds
  • Maintain assembly line fixtures to provide quality that eliminates customer complaints
  • Maintain a spare parts inventory to reduce potential down time
  • Understand hydraulic and pneumatic systems so that proper locating and clamping sytems can be maintained
  • Maintain logs and drawings complete with fixture dimensions that produce the highest C.P.K?s
  • Additional responsibilities as required ? this position is subject to change as the needs of the department change


  • Work in a safe manner and encourage others to do so.
  • Report all unsafe acts and conditions immediately
  • Use our Innovation process and the team concept to improve safety in the plant
  • Be proactively involved with improving working conditions.


  • Offer ideas for improvement of all systems and help implement them
  • Lead area in achieving plant quality objectives/goals
  • 100% on-time delivery to customer
  • 0 PPM on parts
  • Understand customer needs and work towards meeting and exceeding them


  • Maintain the appearance of a World Class Facility
  • Actively support full implementation of the 5S?s, using it to approach and keep all areas clean, neat and properly maintained.

Continuous Improvement/Training

  • Actively involved with the Metalsa Model practices



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