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Silgan Tool and Die Technician in FORT MADISON, Iowa

SILGAN CONTAINERS is the largest provider of metal food packaging in the United States and we are looking for an experienced Tool and Die Technician to join our team! A great opportunity to join a growing manufacturing plant in Ft. Madison, IA.

Position Summary:

Within a team environment, perform the functions of a skilled Machinist/Tool and Die maker capable of operating all necessary machine shop equipment and applicable measuring instruments pursuant to the fabrication of tooling/dies and associated equipment while adhering to strict manufacturing tolerances (+/- 0.0001") essential to the quality performance of the operations. The Tool & Die Technician will observe line operations or recurrent equipment problems relating to tooling, assist in identifying discrepancies or probable causes, and implement corrective action.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Inspect, test, adjust, accept or reject new and reworked tools, dies, gauges, etc. for conformance to specifications.

  • Work closely with Engineers, Supervisors and Mechanics in analyzing defective parts, tooling, etc. to determine source of trouble and recommend corrective action to be taken.

  • Maintain tab die tooling so as to provide a tab within established specifications.

  • Rework worn tooling per rework specifications as time and equipment permits.

  • Calibrate tools, gauges, etc. based on a prescribed schedule.

  • Tag, number and send all incoming parts to stores.

  • Handle any other exceptional maintenance projects and/or duties on an as needed basis under the Maintenance Supervisor's direction.

Job Requirements:

Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent. Completion of a Tool and Die apprenticeship program is highly desired.Experience: Five years machinist/tool and die experience. Prior can making experience is a plus.Required Skills:

  • Extensive experience working with: manual and numerical control lathes and mills, inside and outside diameter grinders, surface grinders, drill presses, saws, tooling, various power and hand tools, engineering drawings/sketches, micrometers, dial indicators and other precision measuring instruments.

  • Ability to execute machining tasks and other work from engineering drawing, written procedures, and/or verbal instructions.

  • Ability to read blueprints and drawings, handbook specifications, equipment manuals, parts lists and other material related to the trade.

  • Demonstrate necessary mathematical ability regarding fractions, decimals, complex angles and radii.

Physical Requirements: Ability to kneel, stoop, crawl, squat and stand for extended periods of time while performing job duties (up to 12-hours a day). Ability to push, pull, bend, climb, walk, and lift on a continuous basis (up to 12-hours a day). Be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds overhead on an occasional basis. Possess excellent hand-eye coordination, adequate dexterity and strength in order to maintain and operate equipment. Ability to distinguish through the use of audio, visual, olfactory, and tactile senses when the equipment is properly operating. Required to wear personal protection equipment.

Work Environment: High noise levels, vibrations, varying atmospheric conditions and temperatures, hazardous chemicals.

Requisition ID: 11069