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Sr, Tool Maker - Located in Bolingbrook, IL

Company: G&W Electric Co
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: October 3, 2021

Job Description:

Sr. Tool Maker Position Summary:

Reporting to the Advanced tooling lead, this position will be responsible for tooling and mechanical parts machining by operating various conventional and CNC tooling workshop machinery.

The primary objective of the tooling technician is to build molding tool assemblies based on technical drawings. Efficient machines operation and jobs planning skills is required.

Moreover, under limited supervision, performs a variety of operations to construct, repair or clean machine shop tools, gauges, fixtures, jigs or tool components for use. Assignments performed require the use of ordinary tool room operations and may involve work involving accurate relationships and extremely close tolerances.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities:

  • Build tooling assemblies to drawing specifications using CNC & conventional workshop machines, hand tools and power tools
  • Participate in new tool designs and build-up and ensure tools are delivered to product specifications and best practices within timelines serving both molding plant and NPD requirements.
  • Participate in tooling design ideas and concepts. Provide opinion on tool build strategies and tool manufacturability options.
  • Problem solve collaboratively with supervisors & project owners when tools are not functioning as designed/built.
  • Maintain an organized & lean workspace
  • Use a variety of hand tools and handling equipment (ex: an overhead crane) to manipulate and assemble tools.
  • Clean metal inserts and ensure tools are turned over to press operators in excellent operating condition
  • Proactively suggest ideas for improvement related to molding, fixtures and components machining and cost saving.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints for new Tooling designs as per plant or project specifications properly.
  • Sharing designs and machining suggestions with the team and implementing any relevant feedback in the new designs.
  • Developing prototypes and testing new designs.
  • The capability to carry out measurement and quality assurance inspections on new & existing tools.
  • Log and track machining job details of all specifications for existing and new molding tooling and machine related parts and operation fixtures.
  • Participate in executing a tooling maintenance scheduling and tracking system that is visual, accurate, and adequate to meet quality & manufacturing needs.
  • Handle predictive and preventive tooling workshop machinery needs to ensure maintenance and upgrades needs are performed on timely manner.
  • Maintain safety operation and consider safety initiatives /improvements as needed.
  • Assist in training new employees
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

Computer skills: Machinery CAD/CAM software (Fanuc CNC interface, Creo, Powermill, Mastercam preferred), MS Word/Excel, basic windows.

Communication skills:

  • Good verbal and written communication and presentation skills and ability to prepare clear, informative and logical reports as needed.
  • Ability to communicate effectively technical issues in either a written and or verbal context to a technical and or non-technical audience


  • Preferable to have a technical institute degree in machining
  • Required at least 5 years of related experience in tool building and operating workshop various machinery (CNC and conventional).

Physical Demands / Working Conditions:

  • Operating machinery on shopfloor during working hours.
  • General Office Environment, PC use
  • Light Lifting (occasional 25 lbs or less)
  • Standing

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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