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Tool & Die Maker

Company: Leupold & Stevens
Location: Beaverton
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description: JOB SUMMARY: Participates in the design and development of a broad range of tools to support the manufacture and assembly of L&S products. Applies specialized skill sets to independently analyze specifications, sets up and operates a wide range of machine tools, fits and assembles parts as well as fabricate, maintain and repair metalworking dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures and gages. Troubleshoots problems, identifies solutions, and initiates corrective action. Manages projects and ensures schedules are timelines are maintained. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Sets-up and operates a full range of both manual and CNC machine tools (lathe, milling machine and grinder) in order to design and build both simple and more complex tooling. Determines machining requirements and processes and verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications With only general guidance, works from blueprints, sketches, models and verbal description in order to build, rebuild, modify, and repair tools, dies, gages and necessary equipment. Determines required work tools and measurement devices. Reviews and verifies prints and drawings, determines availability of materials and equipment and priorities and schedules work flow as appropriate. Computes dimensions and plan layout and assembly operation. Measures, marks and scribes metal stock for machining. Plumbs pneumatic components for fixturing. Fabricates, maintains, modifies and repairs metalworking dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures and gages. Ensures that designs incorporate the best ergonomics, quality and process expectations. Builds, tests, calibrates, adjusts and maintains production gauging. Schedules outside vendor calibrations, creates or updates calibration procedures, orders new gauging. Maintains gauging database and prepares instruments prior to issue. Participates in the development of performance specifications for tools and fixtures based on internal customer requirements. Works with tool engineers to identify and implement design improvements. Effectively troubleshoots tool and die problems. Investigates issues, isolates cause, and determines corrective action. Identifies and initiates preventative and routine maintenance on tools and equipment; inspects machined work pieces for quality and compliance. Stays informed on state of the art technologies and participates in research and development of solutions. Participates as a member of project or new tooling development teams. Leads/manages project teams. Monitors and adheres to project milestones and timelines. Trains and mentors new employees or apprentices. Performs back up lead duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: High school education or equivalent, two years of trade school training and ten or more years of related experience. Ten or more years of specific tool and die making experience required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Expert level knowledge of Tool and Die Making practices, designs and construction. Technical expertise in one or more specialized areas which may include gauge making, millwright, or other mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, or electrical specialties. Thorough understanding of shop mathematics, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing, and metal properties. Demonstrated ability to understand highly technical electronic and written blueprints, models and specifications. Proficiency with a wide range of hand and power tools. Superior level of accuracy with demonstrated ability to operate standard shop machine tools to tolerances of .0002. In-depth knowledge of layout, machining and tool assembly procedures. In-depth knowledge of CNC programming. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong leadership skills. Ability to communicate cross-functionally and with leadership regarding project resources and schedules. Ability to provide guidance and direction to team members. Strong computer knowledge and thorough knowledge of applicable CAM software PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to occasionally lift and/or carry greater than 50 pounds with assistance. Performs work standing 80% of working time. Works in machine shop environment with moderate to high noise levels, short deadlines, and occasional overtime. Work involves physical exposure to oils and various cleaning solvents. * Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. A core business objective at Leupold & Stevens is to maintain a workplace in which each employee can achieve their full potential. The company was founded on the principle of giving customers and our team members A Square Deal; to us, this means advocating for the employment opportunities and advancements of all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. We resolutely believe all aspects and privileges of employment should be determined by skills and behaviors, not personal identities. * With our commitment to make our application process and workplace accessible for individuals with disabilities, we will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for an individual applicant to participate in the job application process. To request an accommodation to the application process, please send an email to HRDept@Leupold.com or call (503) 646-9171 and a Leupold & Stevens representative will contact you. * Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a drug free workplace. All final candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. * Leupold & Stevens, Inc. complies with all applicable FAR & DFAR regulations. * We hire U.S. citizens and persons lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. All new employees must complete an INS Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9). Positions may require a deemed export control license for compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Placement is contingent on Leupold & Stevens, Inc.s ability to apply for and obtain an export control license on your behalf.recblid j0rcco3ethyx80yyvxvp9h5x1bocsb

Keywords: Leupold & Stevens, Beaverton , Tool & Die Maker, Other , Beaverton, Oregon

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