Cast Technician MN

Twin City Die Castings Co.

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Monticello, MN
Multiple Shifts

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

At TCDC, you are not a number - you are part of a team that owns its future! TCDC is an employee-owned company with over 100 years in business and three locations. We value our employer owners and their contributions that play an important part in our ability to provide our customer’s with precision aluminum and magnesium die castings.

TCDC offers an exceptional work environment, competitive compensation, and great benefits, including: medical, dental, life, 401K, and a generous company-funded ESOP program. Take ownership of your career today!

Position Title: Cast Technician 
Shifts Available: 1st Shift (M-Th 6am-4:30pm) and 2nd Shift (M-Th 4:30pm-3:00am)
Wage Range: $22.50-$31 DOQ

Position Summary

Assemble and prepare casting to specifications, set up sample and production molds, troubleshoot and correct process problems at the machine, inspect sample parts for accuracy, and stage for secondary or shipment.


  • Calculate dimensions and tolerances.
  • Measure, examine, and test completed parts to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications..
  • Assembling and preparing casting dies/tooling for production.
  • Make and maintaining complete setups on assigned Die Cast machines and associated equipment.
  • Maintain high quality of parts produced using established inspection methods and gauging
  • Perform daily preventative maintenance on machinery and die cast tooling as directed
  • Maintain all process control adjustments on die cast machinery with minimal assistance
  • Assist in training new employees in all phases of operations.
  • Responsible for knowing and following all environmental, health and safety rules, policies, and procedures for work area and takes responsibility to assure that personal work activity is conducted in such a way so as to not affect the safety of themselves or others.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Adaptability & Flexibility ~ Definition: Ability to learn and properly apply new job-related information in a timely manner. Willing to change behavioral style or method of approach when necessary to achieve a goal; adjusts style as appropriate to the needs of the situation. 
  • Continuous Learning & Problem Solving ~ Definition: Identifies and defines problems through the gathering of relevant information leading to the development, implementation, and evaluation of solutions results.
  • Equipment Operation & Industry Knowledge ~ Definition: Knowledge of appropriate procedures for using specific equipment or machines to meet defined quality and quantity standards. Ability to perform basic measurement and basic math tasks.
  • Initiative / Self Motivated ~ Definition: Does more than is required or expected in the job. Does things that no one has requested that will improve or enhance current methods. Plans ahead for upcoming problems or opportunities. Acts without being directed and proactively follows through on work activities and goals to resolve them. Has personal desire to improve or enhance processes.
  • Teamwork / Team Player ~ Definition: Provides support and assistance for a department or team members and promotes cooperation and commitment to achieve goals and deliverables.
  • Technical & Professional Expertise ~ Definition: Understands aspects of the job by devising new approaches to make improvements or solve workplace challenges. Is able to apply that knowledge to correctively address issues in a "timely manner".

Core Competencies

  • Accountability & Ownership ~ Definition: Sets high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks.
  • Continuous Improvement ~ Definition: Continuously looks for opportunities to refine and improve process, systems, products, etc.
  • Customer Focused ~ Definition: Makes customer needs the primary focus, builds and maintains internal and external customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization.
  • Integrity ~ Definition: Displays strong morals and principles in keeping with the values of TCDC. Respects and maintain confidential information. Is consistent with words and actions, displaying honesty and professionalism following thru with commitments in all interactions.
  • Productivity Focused ~ Definition: Stays focused and uses time, equipment and tools effectively to maintain a high productive output without sacrificing quality.
  • Quality Oriented ~ Definition: Produces results or provides service that meets or exceeds set standards.  Monitors and checks work to meet quality standards; demonstrates a high level of care and thoroughness; checks work to ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Safety & Environmentally Oriented ~ Definition: Uses tools, machines and vehicles in a safe manner that minimizes hazards to self, others and the environment. Knows who to contact in the event of an emergency and departmental plan, being aware of conditions or circumstances that affect one’s own safety or the safety of others. 

Physical Demands
Frequency: Continuous 67-100%, Frequent 34-66%, Occasional 1-33%


  • Occasional lifting and carrying of 50 lbs.
  • Frequent lifting and carrying of 21 to 49 pounds
  • Continuous lifting and carrying of 1 to 20 pounds
  • Continuous standing, walking, pull and pushing
  • Frequent sitting


  • Continuous twisting and bending
  • Continuous reach(overhead and out-stretched)
  • Continuous kneeling, climbing, crawling, bending and stooping


  • Continuous repetitive motion
  • Continuous use of vibratory tools
  • Continuous grip, torque and fine manipulation
  • Continuous handling/grasping


  • Continuous exposure to hot and cold temperature extremes
  • Functional vision
  • Ability to discern colors
  • PPE Required
  • Occasional Driving
  • Continuous Talking
  • Continuous Hearing

For the purpose of compliance with ADA and Workers Compensation reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials.
Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously exposed to moving mechanical parts; extreme heat and vibration.
  • The employee is continuously exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • The employee is continuously exposed to fume or airborne particles.
  • The noise level in the work environment is continuously very loud. 

Education and Experience

  • Require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. 
  • Ideal candidate will be trained in process control, robotics and automation, hydraulics and die cast defect problem solving.