Tool & Die Maker

Date: Mar 15, 2021

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Subaru

Tool & Die Maker

Stamping Department

Company Overview: Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. or “SIA”, located in Lafayette, Indiana, is the only Subaru vehicle manufacturing facility outside of Japan. SIA is a 4.4 million square foot automotive OEM – meaning our manufacturing process begins with coils of steel and ends with the high-quality vehicles you see out on the roads. We employ 6500+ Associates, both production and administrative, all under one roof.

SIA is the safest automotive manufacturing plant in the United States and is also a staple in the community due to its numerous fundraising activities held onsite, donations to local charities and plentiful volunteer opportunities. SIA is a frontrunner in environmental conservation being the first Zero-Landfill automotive manufacturing plant and the first to have its campus designated a backyard wildlife habitat. SIA has grown tremendously since its 1989 beginnings and continues to be an example of success within the automotive industry.

 

Outline of duties:

  • Metal Stamping die background
  • Experience with heavy presses, blank, transfer, and progressive dies - repairing and maintaining.
  • A-surface end products. I.e. Large products, exposed panels.
  • Maintenance skills: Welding (stick & Tig preferred).
  • Analytical skills
  • Mechanical skills
  • Math & Computer skills
  • Tool Room equipment knowledge (mills, lathes, grinders, drill presses).
  • Physical demands: must be able to move objects and use abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue. Constant movement and use of limbs; this position requires good manual dexterity, coordination, and stamina.
  • HS diploma or GED.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3 years tool & die experience.
  • Class-A experience.
  • Tool & Die, Die Maker, Die Setter, Tooling, Tool Room, Machinist, Machining
  • Metal Stamping die background
  • Experience with heavy presses, blank, transfer, and progressive dies - repairing and maintaining.
  • surface end products. I.e. Large products, exposed panels.
  • Maintenance skills: Welding (stick & Tig preferred).
  • Tool Room equipment knowledge (mills, lathes, grinders, drill presses).
  • HS diploma or GED.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Tool & Die, Die Maker, Die Setter, Tooling, Tool Maker, Tool Room, Machinist, Machining

  • Automotive die background (3+ years)
  • Journeyman or apprenticeship card
  • Draw die repair: taking damaged die and using techniques such as heat raising or welding and then finishing by hand
  • In-Press Troubleshooting: Splits, buckles, slivers, distortion
  • Draw bead repair
  • Scrap fall troubleshooting
  • Die Timing, Die setting
  • Steel and aluminum end-product experience
  • Nest panel to the lower die and scrap cutters
  • Die spotting. Able to ready the high spot in the panel and make the correct decision on where metal is to be removed or added
  • Understand material flow in the draw
  • Balance the draw die
  • Squaring up lower and upper die cutters
  • Able to identify tight and loose trim by examining the trimmed edge of the panel
  • Setup, operation, and basic G code programming for CNC equipment
  • Overhead crane experience
  • Plastic injection experience

 

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce.

 


 


Nearest Major Market: Lafayette