Cold Draw Tooling Technician
General Statement of Duties: Engages in the visual and dimensional inspection, inventory management (stock and general inventory), machining mandrels (cutting mandrels out of a tube and bevel grinding mandrels), and construction of components, die blocks, dies, mandrels and mandrel adapters (shanks) used in the manufacturing of DOM steel tubing. Will utilize hand tools, mechanical equipment, including but not limited to, engine lathe, polisher, mandrel bevel grinder and dimensional inspection equipment.
Supervision Exercised: Reports directly to Cold Draw Tooling Supervisor.
Typical Physical Demands: Requires full range of body motion to include frequent lifting, bending, twisting, kneeling, pushing, pulling, stooping, squatting, reaching out, around and working overhead.
- Position requires frequent walking and constant standing on concrete floor during a ten hour shift while wearing steel toed shoes. Cold Draw tooling Technician may walk up to 5 miles per ten hour shift while performing essential duties.
- The ability to maintain one’s balance while performing the required work tasks is essential.
- Requires concentration, patients, and physical effort when operating machinery and equipment.
- Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
- Requires frequent unassisted lifting of a variety of objects from various positions, which range in weight from 5 to 50 pounds with an average weight of 42 pounds for the draw dies.
- Cold Draw Tooling Technician utilizes a variety of hand positions such as turning, twisting and pounding, to use hand tools and manipulate tooling. Some general tools used by the Cold Draw Tooling Technician are files, grinder, polisher, and dimensional inspection equipment etc.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Technicians work 12 hour work shifts in an indoor, manufacturing environment. Cold Draw tooling Technicians primarily perform their work in the Machine Shop area. The actual Machine shop area is enclosed within the manufacturing facility and is temperature controlled. While in the Machine shop Area, Technicians are also exposed to dust, lubricants and chemicals used in the cleaning and machining operations. Within the Machine Shop area there is a constant noise of machining equipment fabricating tooling, parts, dies, and mandrels. Technicians are required to perform work in the manufacturing facility. While performing their required duties within the manufacturing area, the Technician will experience regular exposure to loud and prolonged noise. Noise exposure is constant, which includes the noise of machinery and overhead cranes. Noise exposure also includes frequent and extremely loud clanging sounds caused from metal tubing banging against each other during processing. Additionally, Technicians will experience regular exposure to hot temperatures of 95° F to 110° F in the summer due to the combination of the actual outside temperature and heat from the processes inside the manufacturing facility. Technicians are also exposed to cold temperatures, which is dependent on the actual outside temperature. Employees are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to include noise/hearing protection, safety glasses with the side shields and steel toed work shoes, many also wear safety hoods and shields. Technicians will use gloves appropriate to the task and/or chemical used.
- Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Ability to deal with stress and get along with co-workers and supervisors. Mathematical skills equivalent to high school level including the ability to do decimals, fractions and averages required. Knowledge of and skilled in a variety of machining operations. Must be able to communicate, both in written and verbal form, effectively with supervisors and co-workers. Regular attendance at work and punctuality are essential job functions. Ability to keep an accurate account of tooling utilizing Microsoft Excel. General understanding of the Microsoft Office programs i.e. Outlook, Word and Excel.
- Education: High School education or equivalent is required.
- The Cold Draw Tooling Tech’s primary shift will be Monday – Thursday, 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., however additional hours/days may be required depending on support needed in the Cold Draw Department.