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Toolmaker - Manual Machinist

Ashland, MA 01721

Posted: 04/16/2024 Job Number: 33805

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

·        Design and manufacture tooling and fixtures for Operations and Engineering equipment projects.

·        Assist operations by troubleshooting and repairing existing production equipment.

·        Support safety by fabricating machine guarding and enclosures to ensure that factory process, calibrated filling systems and test equipment is safe for operators, including eliminating safety hazards and ergonomic risks.

·        Assist in rework of factory produced goods while adhering to precise tolerances if approved and needed.

·        Sharpen and maintain press dies used for factory stamping operations.

·        Work with team to prioritize Tool Engineering work orders where daily production support, safety and repairs need to be addressed first. Regular Tool Engineering work requests will be secondary.

·        Coordinate required outside support where needed for all projects by utilizing the machine shop and or outside resources to minimize the delays in Tool Engineering.

·        Assist Manufacturing, Operations Managers, Engineers with troubleshooting and material costs for project plans.

·        Support and work closely with Test, Process and Design Engineering teams on their projects and suggest ideas for process improvements where possible.

·        Monitor and evaluate tooling requirements to ensure stringent safety, quality and efficiency requirements are met through a Continuous Process Improvement mindset.

Preferred Qualifications

·        Experience with 80/20 T Slot construction methods, or equivalent

·        Comfort machining with various materials, including Nylon, Brass, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, and Tool Steels

·        Understanding of pneumatically actuated components and systems, and their corresponding safety features

·        Proficient with Tool Engineering equipment (Manual Milling Machines, Lathes, Surface Grinders, Bandsaws and other machine shop tooling.

·        Capable of reading and interpreting mechanical drawings.

·        Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning &Tolerancing preferred.

·        Effective written and verbal English communication skills (Spanish a plus).

·        Safety focused mindset for both personal actions and produced tooling.

·        AutoCAD and 3D modeling / printing (Fusion 360 preferred, SolidWorks, etc.) experience for design and documentation of tooling.

·        CNC Experience a plus.

Basic Qualifications

·        10+ years of “hands on”, custom tool & fixture design and fabrication including assembly, build and testing of project components.

·        Manage inventory and purchase required materials for projects including all project hardware, raw materials, and off-the-shelf components as necessary.

·        Management of project schedules and budgets.



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