Toolmaker

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Toledo , OH 43601

Posted 2 weeks ago

Toolmakers are highly skilled employees responsible for producing tools and specialized parts and devices used on manufacturing machines in an automotive manufacturing plant. The work requires practical skill and knowledge as a Toolmaker to analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and hand tools. The work may require interpreting specifications, blueprints, manufacturers' manuals, sketches or similar documents. The candidate must be able to plan the sequence of operation and materials required according to knowledge of computer technology, such as computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to design and create instructions for the manufacture tools. The candidate will be required to test and inspect the tools that are created to ensure that they are true to the original design and function properly. The candidate must have excellent communication skills and the ability to problem solve. Candidate must be able to perform incidental tasks as required to complete the larger task.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)

  • Basic knowledge of mathematics, algebra, and physics

  • Eight (8) years of documented experience as a Toolmaker, or a U.S. Department of Labor Completion of Apprenticeship Certificate as a Toolmaker

  • Experience as a Toolmaker in a manufacturing environment

  • Ability, with or without reasonable accommodation, to:

  • Work any shift and work overtime, including daily, weekends and holidays as required

  • Work from blueprints, drawings, layouts or other specifications to plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools or assemblies

  • Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicator

  • Visualize and compute dimensions, sizes, shapes and tolerances of assemblies, based upon the specification

  • Set up and operate conventional or computer numerically controlled machine tools such as lathes, milling machines and grinders to cut, bore, grind or otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes

  • File, grind, shim and adjust different parts to properly fit them together

  • Fit and assemble parts to make, repair or modify jigs, gauges, and tools using machine tools and hand tool

  • Perform tests with completed tools to ensure that parts meet specifications; make adjustments as necessary

  • Lift, position and secure machine parts on surface plates or worktables, using hoists, vises, v-blocks or angle plate

  • Measure, mark and scribe metal or plastic stock to lay out machining, using instruments such as protractors, micrometers, scribes, and ruler

  • Cut, shape and trim blanks or blocks to specified lengths or shapes, using power saws, power shears, rulers and hand tools

  • Design jigs, fixtures, and templates for use as work aids in the fabrication of parts or products

  • Select materials to be used from a range of metals and alloys, based on properties such as hardness and heat tolerance

  • Set up and operate drill presses to drill and tap holes in parts for assembly

  • Perform incidental tasks as required to complete the larger task

Relocation is not provided for this position.


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Toolmaker

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles