Summary of Job Purpose:
The Senior Tool & Die Maker will work under minimal supervision
and be responsible to. Support the timely manufacture and
maintenance of high precision, multi-station, progressive
press-tools for electronic components. They will ensure that
production parts meet drawings and specifications and be sure the
completion of tasks, are efficient to support production schedules.
Troubleshoot, repair and maintain the press-tools in a production
environment. Support punch press operators for set up and
processing of production orders. Apply knowledge of tool design,
shop math, material properties, fabrication and assembly to utilize
Tool Room equipment including computers, machines, tools,
instruments, gages, etc. for designing, fabricating or repairing
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plans the layout, fabrication and assembly of production
machining tooling, such as holding and checking fixtures, machining
jigs, forming dies, templates, molds centering and locating
devices, production and inspection gauges and special machine
accessories and attachments.
Works from tool design drawings, sketches, part or part print,
or verbal information as to purpose or function of tooling.
Supplies information lacking on the design, print or sketch.
Makes determinations as to tooling materials most suited,
material processing required, type of tool construction, reference
and coordination points which must be held, lay out machining,
assembly, finish and tolerances required.
Lays out details of tools preparatory to machine or other tool
fabrication operations required.
Makes such tools as drill jigs, checking fixtures, and drill
plates involving irregular contours and locating points in more
than one plane, fixtures for holding compound angle cuts to true
planes, multiple purpose fixtures, forming stage dies, molds, quick
change chucks, centering and locating devices and special
production and inspection tooling.
Sets up and operates any machine tools as required in the
fabrication of tooling and in proving of tooling (i.e., lathes,
mills, grinders, etc.)
Improvises minimum cost tooling for one-time or rush jobs.
Designs, builds, fits and assembles components according to
assembly blue-prints, manuals, engineering memos, sketches, and
knowledge of machine construction to construct prototype machinery,
using hand tools and power tools.
Performs all set ups without assistance according to blueprint
Sets up compound and progressive dies for multiple action,
toggle and punch presses when required with no assistance.
Minimum 8 years of experience as a Tool & Die Maker, along tool
& die apprentice training or equivalent.
High School diploma or GED equivalent
Experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment
Assembly with small parts experience
Legally authorized to work in the US without company
This position requires use of information or access to hardware
which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
(ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of
ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent
Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to plan the construction of tooling, working from tool
design, part or part print or functional information.
Knowledge of machine shop theory and practice.
The employee may be required to work beyond normal working hours
from time to time as the workload dictates.
Ability to lay out parts in detail for required machining
Must be familiar with the general composition of tooling steels,
machinability of metals, effect of heat treat on steel.
Experience with reviewing drawings and schematic layouts.
Ability to set up and operate basic and special purpose tool
Ability to do hand and machine work to precise tolerances.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is
regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel
and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with
hands and arms.
The employee must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
Safran Electronics & Defense
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in
the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and
space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more
sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally
friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence,
with 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 and
holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership
positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and
development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of
its R&T and Innovation roadmap.
Safran ranks first in Forbes's 2020 list of the World's Best
Employers for its sector.
Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leading supplier of
products and services that handle observation, decision and
guidance functions for both civil and military applications. The
company understands and applies a wide range of the
state-of-the-art technologies that underpin embedded intelligence
in many different areas, as a supplier to some of today's most
innovative aerospace and defense programs.