Tool Room Journeyman (Molding)

Website Magna International

Tool Room Journeyman (Molding) Job Highlights

Title Tool Room Journeyman-Molding
Type Full Time
Experience Not Indicated
Function Engineering/IT
Location Newaygo, MI, United States
Company Magna International

Company Profile

Magna International is one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers and is dedicated to delivering mobility solutions. The company’s competitive capabilities include body exteriors and structures, power and vision technologies, seating systems, and complete vehicle solutions.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Tool Room Journeyman (Molding) who will construct and repair tools, jigs, fixtures, and gauges from prints and sketches as required.

Also performs machining and assembly of prototypes, tools, fixtures, and gauges.

Educational Qualification

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Completion of a 4-year apprenticeship program certified by the U.S. Department of Labor

Work Experience

  • Must obtain and maintain a valid powered industrial truck operator permit and a State of Michigan Driver’s License


  • Plans and performs machine operations from blueprints in order to build and repair tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges machine attachments, and mechanisms.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of tooling design and practice.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, schematics, and machine manuals.
  • Requires understanding of sections, views, and projections.
  • Fabricates tools, machine parts, fixtures, and gauges with or without sketches and prints using a lathe, mill, drill press, welder, and other tools.
  • Operates testing equipment, power tools, hand tools, torches, welders, and precision measuring instruments.
  • Performs heat treating of steels, such as hardening, annealing, and drawing.
  • Operates drill press, radial drill, milling machines, lathe, grinder, welder, torch, bench tools, spotting press, boring mill, and CNC mill.
  • Routinely contacts suppliers or manufacturers and suppliers on mold information, repair issues, improvement needs, and shipping instructions.
  • Influences tool design by providing input on the design to engineering.
  • Assists other team members in meeting department requirements.
  • Serves as a resource to production, engineering, and other plant personnel.
  • Maintains and improves knowledge and skill requirements in all required trade areas.
  • Maintains user knowledge of tools, testing equipment, measuring instruments, conveyance, and material handling equipment.
  • Operates company vehicles, conveyance, and material handling equipment.
  • Completes appropriate paperwork, tool and mold documentation, and maintenance records.
  • Maintains a clean, organized, and safe work environment.
  • Trains and guides the work of apprentices.


  • Commitment to continuous learning.
  • Must be able to work with a minimum of supervision and guidance.
  • Requires bending, heavy lifting, reaching, and working in cramped and confined spaces.
  • Requires the use of judgment, organization, initiative, teamwork, creativity, problem-solving, and commitment to tasks.

Employer’s Statement

Magna International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company hires on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

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