Tool and Die Maker

Website Martinrea International

Tool and Die Maker Job Highlights

Title Tool and Die Maker
Type Full Time
Experience 3-5 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Jonesville, IN, United States
Company Martinrea International

Company Profile

Martinrea International is a diversified global automotive supplier, focused on accelerating innovation in metal forming, aluminum casting, fluid systems, and flexible assemblies to help automakers meet their lightweight requirements. At the same time, it improves a vehicle the overall strength, safety, and fuel efficiency.

Job Profile

The company is recruiting a Tool and Die Maker who will analyze tooling problems and improvement opportunities, troubleshoots stamping dies, repair stamping dies, operates machine tools, and disassembles and assembles dies, fixtures, and gauges.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Tool and Die Apprenticeship Certification/Journeyman’s Card
  • Forklift Operator License and Crane Operator License

Work Experience

  • Possess 3 to 5 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Abide by all Company policies including, but not limited to the following: Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental Systems, Human Resources policies, and the Martinrea Employee Handbook
  • Analyzes and troubleshoots tooling problems and recommends improvements to manual, progressive, and transfer metal stamping dies
  • Assist in quoting and designing activities as required
  • Assist production with die problems and tooling improvements
  • Competently operate all tooling equipment
  • Develop and produce new build tooling components as per detailed drawings
  • Make necessary corrections to stamping dies to bring dies to correct dimensional status
  • Provide accurate progressive, transfer, and prototyping tool and die components as per drawings provided
  • Provides diagnosis of die repair requirements and damage, as well as solutions to dimensional problems with stamping, dies
  • Record and report product damage/nonconformities to the supervisor
  • Record daily job numbers and hours at a computer terminal in a designated area. All data must be entered into the e-Maintenance system
  • Run tryout presses and production presses safely and effectively
  • Set up and operate machine tools for tool repair and improvement
  • Utilize applicable measuring equipment, work instructions, and control plans to complete tasks
  • Weld dies as required
  • Any other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Tooling Manager


  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to problem solve, troubleshoot, and provide continuous improvement solutions to mechanical and theoretical problems with tools, dies, gages, and fixtures.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to use mathematics in the performance of the manufacture and repair of metal stamping tools, gages, and fixtures.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), CAD software, and KeyCreator software
  • Knowledge of Customer Specific Requirements
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001/IATF 16949
  • Must be able to work independently, multi-task, and prioritize
  • Must have a good knowledge of the English language
  • Must have excellent communication, problem-solving, organization, time management, and decision-making skills

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, stand, hear, and lift/move up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequently required to reach and talk.
  • Occasionally required to walk, sit, climb, and crouch or kneel.


  • Must work in accordance with Health and Safety regulations, Company and plant rules, policies, and procedures
  • Must use or wear Personal Protective Equipment and certain clothing as required by the Company

Work Environment

  • 100% Plant Floor (PPE Required)


  • The company offers Medical, Dental, Vision, and Vacation

Employer’s Statement

Martinrea International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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