Tool & Die Maker

Date: Feb 4, 2024

Location: Athens, AL, US

Company: Tenneco

Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

General Function:

 

Person that is skilled in the area of building and maintaining tools and dies necessary in producing products.  Person also sets up and operates machinery to assemble parts to make and repair metal working dies.

 

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

 

  1. Builds Dies – Work layout, machine and grind and fit details – thorough knowledge of tooling, machining processes, and die functions – distractions and interruptions to other jobs.

 

  1. Sharpens and repairs dies in tool room – Disassembles dies, inspects, welds, repairs, grinds, detail, fits detail into dies – same skill requirements as above, same distractions, and interruptions plus frustrations of machine shortage at times.

 

  1. Maintains dies in the Press Room – Analyzes die problems, troubleshoots problems, repairs damaged details, sharpens, aligns, times dies – same skills as above plus knowledge and experience with presses, feed mechanisms, releases, timing, and die set-up.  Distractions, noise, working in confined and dangerous quarters, oil, and compounds.

 

  1. Required knowledge of steels, stresses, and material.

 

  1. Have the ability to mentally picture position and shape of objects; predict position in space after movement.

 

  1. May be given certain authority within job scope by Manager

 

 

Qualification Requirements:

 

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.

 

Education and/or Experience:

 

High school diploma or G.E.D.  Completed technical school courses through a four-year apprenticeship preferred. Requires use of advanced shop math and formulas.  Ability to work with complicated drawings and diagrams.  Over five years experience.  Jobs which involve very little repetition, assignments frequently present a new set of complex problems or conditions.  Tool and die repairing and building of the most-complicated molding dies and progressive metal dies where construction details are frequently left to the employee to develop

 

 

Reasoning Ability:

 

Requires the use of high degree of judgement, initiative and ingenuity working independently to devise new methods, procedures, processes, layouts, equipment, designs, circuitry, etc. to accomplish very difficult problems.  The developing of the details and constructing of very complicated tools and dies.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

 

 

Other Skills and Abilities:

 

Intense and exacting mental and visual attention.  Develop intricate and complex details for complicated dies.  Responsible for own work.  This includes aiding in the training of new employees.

 

Physical Demands:

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Light physical effort on the average, working with light, medium, and occasionally heavy materials.

 

Work Environment:

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Somewhat disagreeable working conditions.  Voices must occasionally be raised to carry on a conversation.  Continuous handling of greasy, oily material or use of coolants, water, and flux.  Exposure to lost-time accidents or health hazards as related to factory environment.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.