Tool & Die Maker

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: LaCrosse, WI, United States, 54601

Company: Chart Industries

Ensuring Chart’s Success…

Great opportunity in the city of La Crosse with the potential to make over $35/hour.

Selects, sets up and operates numerous pieces of precision machinery, equipment and fixtures for the purpose of laying out and preparing of fin die blanks; performs die maintenance and repair and performs necessary maintenance of all precision components of the fin presses. Supports Engineering's needs in the design, fabrication, installation, modification and repair of tooling and fixtures.

What Your Day-to-Day Activities Will Be…

  • Must be able to perform the duties of the Diaform Grinder.
  • Maintain inventory of tools and materials for operation of Tool Room.
  • Inspection of tools, dies and fixtures that are made by outside vendors.
  • Keep records of all dies.
  • Make tool reports of finished tools.
  • Coordinate work between tool maker and die form grinders.
  • Work with Engineering to understand tooling concepts, requirements, layout, anticipated problems, and tool build load forecast.
  • Support Maintenance when needed.
  • Maintain and overhaul fin presses.
  • Build, sharpen and troubleshoot fin dies.
  • Assist Engineers in estimating time and materials of jobs.
  • Coordinate heat treat process.
  • Try out new tooling and make revisions if needed.
  • If required, prepare tool sketches.
  • Set up and operate precision tools.
  • Perform minor brazing operations.

Your Professional Experience Should Be…

In addition to the diaform grinder, operates the following machines and equipment:

  • Surface Grinder
  • Abrasive Saw
  • Material Handling Trucks
  • Lathe
  • Wheel Balancer        
  • Mills      
  • Setup Comparator
  • CNC Dresser Head
  • Hand Grinder
  • Vertical and Horizontal Band Saws
  • Radial Arm Drill

Your Education Should Be…

  • Person should have or should qualify for a five-year state indentured apprenticeship or equivalent.
  • Person should have background in mathematics, mechanical drawing, metallurgy and machine shop practices.
  • Ability to program CNC equipment using ‘G’ and ‘M’ code format
  • Ability to read prints and interpret machining requirements.
  • Ability to maintain machining tolerances of ±.0002.
  • Ability to square up fixturing on table to .0000 over a length of 36".
  • Ability to identify different shapes of truing diamonds and the working condition of the diamond.
  • Must be able to adjust tooling and equipment to tolerance of .000 to .0000.
  • Ability to identify, monitor and compensate for machine expansion changes.
  • Ability to stone and hone a sharp radius on tool steel.
  • Must be able to weld and braze a variety of metals.
  • Must be able to communicate at all levels from shop floor operator to engineer.

Your Physical Work Environment Will Require…

Working conditions may vary from a temperature controlled, isolated environment to areas which are cramped, greasy and poorly lit.  Exposed to sharp edges, high speed cutting tools and oil.  Standing, reaching, bending and lifting 0 to 50 lbs.  When lifting over 50 lbs., two people are required.

Chart is an equal opportunity employer