Tooling Technician

Website Magna International

Tooling Technician Job Highlights

Title Tooling Technician
Type Full Time (2nd/3rd shift)
Experience Not Indicated
Function Engineering/IT
Location Duncan, SC, 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 looking for a Tooling Technician who will repair molds, and coordinate the maintenance of and change out tools and molds as needed. Also, includes the proper tagging and storing of molds.

Work may involve irregular work schedules and exposure to chemicals, high voltage from electrostatic equipment, loud noise, heavy moving of equipment/machinery, or work in high places and confined spaces.

Work on special projects requiring hands-on mechanical aptitude.

Will work with the EM/Technician to install or integrate new or changed components.

Educational Qualification

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Work Experience

  • Work-related experience (a plus)


  • Completes appropriate paperwork, machine documentation, and preventative maintenance records, updates databases, and retrieves information.
  • 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.
  • Follows procedures pertaining to safety or hazardous waste handling, which includes prescribed lock-out procedures when working on equipment to prevent injury.
  • Maintenance and 5-S in chemical storage areas and workplace.
  • Performs housekeeping duties and maintains facilities including cleaning, organizing, disposal of grease/fluids, etc.
  • Performs startup/shutdown of machines as required by the MCL.
  • To carry out mold servicing and repair to the required standard and timing to ensure tools are available for production on time and to plan.
  • Understand your responsibility for health and safety in the workplace. Cooperate with OSHA inspectors. Wear the appropriate personal protective equipment. Follow all safety rules. Report unsafe conditions immediately. Report injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses, and property damage immediately. Will not remove or make ineffective any protective device such as a guard, light curtain, etc. Will not use or operate any machine or equipment that the employee is not trained to operate. Will not use or operate any machine or equipment in a manner that may endanger any employee including themselves.
  • Work together with a team in a flexible manner to achieve maximum productivity throughout the shift, liaising with the Shift Engineer to resolve problem areas.
  • Performs other duties as necessary. Properly handles and disposes of any hazardous waste material in respective areas. May train other staff.


  • Ability to disassemble and reassemble molds with minimal supervision
  • Ability to operate the overhead crane.
  • Ability to use manual machinery (mill, lathe, surface grinder, etc.)
  • Able to use various measuring tools (micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of computers, equipment, tools, and paperwork associated with the job including a thorough understanding of standard work, in-process control sheets, and customer-driven quality requirements.
  • Basic math/reading skills including using decimals, fractions, geometry, etc.
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude (i.e., to perform set-up of equipment, etc.) with the ability to read and interpret blueprints/schematics.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills with the ability to troubleshoot processes and equipment.
  • Good communication and interaction skills to interact with internal contacts with the ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Knowledge of plastic injection molds and components.
  • Requires bending, heavy lifting, reaching, and working in cramped and confined spaces.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. as needed
  • Must be able to maintain alertness to their surroundings
  • Must be able to stand, walk, bend, and sit for extended periods of time
  • Must maintain proper vision requirements

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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