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Tool and Die Technician (First Shift) Direct Hire

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Tool and Die Technician 

Kalamazoo, MI –  Direct Hire 

Automotive Manufacturing

6am to 2:30 pm Monday – Friday possible OT on the weekend OT Mandatory when needed working up to 60 hours currently.


Plan, lay out and perform all bench and machine operations to construct, alter and repair tools, dies, fixtures, gauges, etc. where a high degree of skill and an extensive knowledge of tooling practice and application is required. Work from complicated drawings and specifications, use a wide variety of precision instruments for exacting measurements. Lay out work and plan machining and bench procedures. Perform difficult machining operations requiring complicated set-ups involving the improvising of tooling and machines for adaptations beyond the normal range and capacities of available equipment. Perform close and exacting bench and assembly operations to fit, align, calibrate, adjust, assemble and finish work. May do development and experimental work, select allowances and materials, and proceed from own conception in absence of design and specifications. May assign work and instruct other tool room personnel.


Essential Duties And Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Studies specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts.
  • Computes dimensions, plans layout, and determines assembly method and sequence of operations.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes metal stock for machining.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools such as lathes, milling machine, shaper, and grinder, to machine parts, and verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications.
  • Lifts machined parts and positions and secures parts on surface plate or worktable.
  • Smooth flat and contoured surfaces and power grinders, and fits and assembles parts together and into assemblies and mechanisms.
  • Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances.
  • Heat treats tools or parts.
  • Connects wiring and hydraulic lines to install electrical and hydraulic components.
  • Examines standard or previously used dies, tools, and jigs and fixtures, and recommends design modifications regarding construction and function of part.
  • Develops specifications from general descriptions for specialty tools and draws or sketches design of product.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Company Culture/Core Values
Embraces and fosters key elements of MEC’s culture. Understands, demonstrates and seeks to promote MEC Pride. Is viewed a role model of the culture.

Displays ethical behavior in all situations and always, and acts with a high level of integrity; maintains poise and confidence even when faced with difficult decisions; displays an upbeat, positive and energetic attitude. Uses language that is appropriate for the workplace.

Acts as a role model – follows all safety rules, behaves in a safe manner, and wears required PPE. Proactively identifies and corrects unsafe conditions. Promotes safety within department and holds employees accountable for working safely.

Meets the requirements for both attendance and punctuality. Can be counted on to find a way to get the job done. Responds promptly and follows through on promises in a timely manner.

Personal Accountability
Accepts responsibility for own actions including failure. Embraces experience as learning opportunities and not chances to blame.

Communicating Effectively
Listens carefully and attentively to others; Seeks to understand the perspectives of others. Communicates directly and honestly while demonstrating respect for others. Addresses conflict openly and effectively seeking win-win solutions.

Job Knowledge & Individual Effectiveness
Meets the quality and productivity expectations for the position. Demonstrates the functional knowledge and skills required to perform this specific position. Uses technical knowledge to train and develop co-workers.

Education and/or Experience
Minimum 1-3 years of related experience

Language Skills
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as geometry, algebra and statistics.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of problems.
Preferred Skills
Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
Measurement Techniques (Metrology)
Coordinate Measuring Machine, applications (CMM)

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The team member frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel. The team member is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The team member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.