Chrysler Die Maker in Belvidere, Illinois

Die Maker

Belvidere Assembly Plant Belvidere, IL 61008, US

Job Type:Full Time

Date Posted: July 1, 2017 Job ID: S340

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Job Overview

Die Makers are highly skilled employees responsible for producing dies, and specialized parts and devices used on manufacturing machines in an automotive manufacturing plant. The work requires practical skill and knowledge as a Die Maker to analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, jigs, fixtures, gauges and hand tools. The work may require interpreting specifications, blueprints, manufacturers’ manuals, sketches or similar documents. The candidate must have the ability 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 dies 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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)

  • Basic knowledge of mathematics, algebra and physics

  • Eight (8) years of documented experience as a Die Maker or Tool & Die Maker or a documented and verified U.S. Department of Labor Completion of Apprenticeship Certificate as a Die Maker or Tool & Die Maker

  • Experience as a Die Maker or Tool & Die Maker 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 dies or assemblies

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

  • Set up and operate conventional or computer numerically controlled machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, CNC 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 dies, gauges and tools using machine tools and hand tools

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

  • Inspect finished dies for smoothness, contour conformity and defects

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

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

  • 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 tolerances

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications: (Die Welders)

  • Experience in welding Die Steel H-13, A1, Aluminum and other high strength steel.

  • Experience with Mig, Tig, and Stick welders and Acetylene Torch

  • Experience with weld repair of Die Steel inserts in both the shop environment and at the machine

Relocation is not provided for this position.

FCA is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.