Tool Shop Technician

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Date: Jun 16, 2024

Location: Middletown, DE, US, 19709

Company: Datwyler

In billions of syringes and in every second car worldwide, Datwyler components make an important contribution to the safety of patients and drivers. The high-tech company focuses on high-quality, system-critical elastomer components and holds leading positions in attractive global markets such as healthcare, mobility, connectivity, general industry and food & beverage. With over 25 production sites on four continents, sales in more than 100 countries and over 8,000 employees, the company, headquartered in Switzerland, generates annual sales of more than CHF 1,000 million.

Our employees are the heart of Datwyler - we treat each other with respect, trust and appreciation. We have strong roots and values that have been well established in our 100-year corporate history. Become part of our great team as a...

Summary/Objective

The Tool & Die Specialist is responsible for maintaining production, quality performance levels and the efficient use of manufacturing equipment in accordance with his/her knowledge and training in conformance with established Standard Operating Procedures, work instructions, and Good Manufacturing Practice.

Utilizes in-depth knowledge of machining, production equipment, and trade expertise in the daily operation of production equipment.

Essential Functions / Four Most Important Tasks

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Works from general instructions with minimal need for supervision and/or technical assistance.
  1. Responsible for the fabrication of new or replacement parts, working to close tolerances.
  1. Dismantles and reassembles machinery as required to maintain and/or restore equipment to proper working condition.
  1. Maintains required records with regard to inspections, testing, maintenance and repairs of equipment and tooling.

Responsibilities

  • Performs preventative and corrective maintenance of all compression moulding tools and die stamping equipment.
  • Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of compression moulds (TLCM) for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as callipers, gauge blocks, micrometres, and dial indicators;
  • Collaborates with Manufacturing and Engineering teams, and tooling partners when required, to provide recommendations associated with modifications and or maintenance needed to support existing compression moulding tools and dies.
  • Cleaning of moulds and dies, install and test as well as remove safely all moulds and dies as needed.
  • Interpreting a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, electronic, or schedule form.
  • Adheres to all safety rules in accordance with SOP’s, GMP as well as federal, state and local safety regulations.  Expected to demonstrate our Company values and Code of Conduct.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality required in order to meet production needs of customers. Willingness to work in shifts (late or early hours, weekends, and overtime if necessary)
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to quality and continuous improvement. Works conscientiously and accurately, recognizes details. Identifies problems in time and strives to solve them. Observes rules and instructions. Collaborates on DPS initiatives for continuous improvement.
  • Participates in department or quality team meetings. Suggests improvements and works alone or with others to implement improvements, as assigned.
  • Trains new technicians and/or trainees as requested.

Job requirements

  • Routine cleaning of tools and dies utilizing specialized treatments, pressure washer, heat  table, and self-contained bead blasting.
  • Setting up and operating 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;
  • Visualizing and computing dimensions, sizes, shapes, and tolerances of assemblies, based on specifications;
  • Inspecting finished surfaces for smoothness, contour conformity, and defects;
  • Fitting and assembling parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools, using machine tools and hand tools; filing, grinding, shimming, and adjusting different parts to properly fit them together; lifting, positioning, and securing machined parts on surface plates or worktables using hoists

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to elements including environmental heat and high heat from moving mechanical parts, small parts may be encountered on the floor, and dust particles may float in the air.  Work is done in both office space and in the plant where safety is a critical concern.  PPE must be worn.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions, provided it does not create an undue hardship on the Company, in accordance with applicable law. Work conditions are those that are present in normal manufacturing environment.

The Tool Shop Technician must stand for prolonged periods of time, lift up to 50 lbs, carry, push, and pull up to 30 lbs and gripping of 20 lbs.  Technicians will experience substantial movements (motions) of arms, hands, wrists, and/or fingers. Technicians must pass a vison test (with or without corrective lenses) as all work involves sharpness of different types as well as depth perception, color and field.  The technician must have a variety of eye and hand range, i.e. use of scales, callipers, gauge blocks, micrometres, and dial indicators.  Must wear proper personal protective equipment to include but not limited to gloves, hair net, beard cover, safety glasses, gowning, etc.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

The department has 5 shifts to cover a 24/7 operation.

 

Be yourself at Datwyler

We are convinced that people make the difference. At Datwyler, you will experience diversity and a wide range of career opportunities that only an international company can provide. Together, we are increasing our agility, accelerating digitalization and fostering sustainability. For motivated and talented employees, we offer interesting development opportunities with training and assignments in a global environment. With us, you can contribute with all of your creativity and all your ideas.

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