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Requisition Number 17-0036
Company BTD Manufacturing, Inc.
Post Date 9/12/2017
Title BTD_Tool Maker 1
City Lakeville
State MN
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Company Overview:
BTD is a fast growing metalworking company. We provide custom metalwork services for some of the world’s top brands. Our 1000+ employees work from five facilities throughout the Midwest and Southeast. We invest in our people, our equipment, and our facilities to offer our clients the best value possible. We are also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ.

Safety is #1 at BTD:
Our expectation is that every employee: 1) Strictly follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.
Summary: Analyzes specifications, lays out metal stock, sets up and operates machine tools. With the use of machinists' hand tools and manual machines: Fits, assembles parts to fabricate and repair metalworking dies, cutting tools, jigs and fixtures, gauges using information provided.
Top 5 skills:
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Essential Functions:
Toolmaker I
1. Reviews die designs. Learn to analyzes how the die works before it is made. Ask questions when it is not understood.
2. Learns the steps of die construction and organization.
3. Performs general repair work.
4. Learns speeds and feeds to operate all machines at a high rate of productivity, while holding tight tolerances.
5. Performs different setups in grinding, milling and jig boring operations with help from the trainer.
6. Arranges layout of tool steel and related components on die set, and writes down instructions for drilling, sawing. Works with EDM operators by giving oral or written burning instructions.
7. Assists with heat treat and drawback of tool steel, making efficient use of oven time.
8. Assembles die using all necessary components from the given die drawing.
9. Checks tool steel clearance. Checks timing of die (cutoff to form). Checks slug holes and other interference’s and all other die related operations.
10. Documents all changes relaying information to the designers, so the CAD files can be updated.
11. Monitors the various die components needed per job and meets due dates.
12. With assistance by the trainer, tests own dies to ensure proper function and readiness for inspection by Quality Assurance.
13. Resolves problems on dies using input from the trainer.
14. Performs all duties in a safe manner, complying with the safety rules and regulations.
15. Maintains a safe and clean work area.
16. Uses Axapta software programs to enter time/payroll information, job information, etc.
Requirements Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Graduation from high school or equivalent.
Experience and Skills Required: Related tooling and shop experience preferred, but not mandatory, which includes the following skills and abilities:
1. Working knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods and practices used in production tooling operations.
2. Working knowledge of related safety requirements to include proper us of safety equipment and proper safety precautions.
3. Ability to understand, follow and issue routine oral and written instructions.
4. Knowledge of the production process and metal fabrication machines.
5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
6. Ability to problem solve in the press area, with minimal help.
7. Ability to continue to improve die building process to save time and dollars.
8. Ability to problem solve.
9. Serves as a role model mentor for other toolmakers.

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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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