Tool & Die Maker

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Job Opening:  Tool & Die Maker
Shift Available: Day: Monday-Friday 6am - 2:30pm (occasional additional day(s), flex in shift and overtime expected to support business needs)
 
Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. is seeking a Tool & Die Maker to support our world headquarters located in Portland, Oregon.  Leatherman is the world leader in the design and manufacturer of innovative, high quality, compact, multi-purpose tools.  We employ over 400 team members in our 90,000 square feet facility.  Visit our website at:  www.leatherman.com
 
The successful candidate for our Tool & Die Maker will perform fabrication, repair, maintenance and calibration of machine shop tools, dies, jigs, molds, gages and fixtures.  Compute dimensions and analyzes blueprints, sketches, models and engineering or shop specifications. Contribute technical expertise throughout die development process.  May recommend revisions in design and/or substitutions in material.
 
Duties:
 
  • Complete die assembly, timing adjustments, fitting and finishing (polishing and grinding).  Works with die designer on suggested print modifications.
  • Conduct first die tryouts.  Troubleshoots die issues from assembly of the die through pilot run.
  • Provide technical input in die design reviews.
  • Collaborate with die maintenance, machinists and schedulers to develop new tools and dies according to scheduled due dates.
  • Operate and set-up machine tool equipment (grinding, polishing, fitting and timing) to extremely close and complex tolerances to support repair processes.
  • Calculate proper timing of dies.
  • Provide guidance to die maintenance employees which includes prioritization of die repairs and mentorship on best practices.
  • Perform die crash investigations.
  • Participate in the development and documentation of work instructions for Tool & Die Shop and/or manufacturing processes.
  • Provide technical input in die design reviews.
  • Provide technical insight to engineering for operational development and improvement purposes.
  • Assist in creating New Product Development samples.  Developing proof of concepts and prototype dies.
 
Experience and Education Requirements:
 
  • Machine Tool Technology Associates Degree, or completion of Tool and Die Apprenticeship program or equivalent experience required.
  • Seven or more years’ experience building dies preferred in a Lean manufacturing environment which has provided experience using hand tools and reading blue prints.
  • Working knowledge of conventional and fine blank presses required.
  • Working knowledge of feed systems and a variety of sensors required.
  • Ability to utilize advanced shop math and all types of precision measuring instruments.
  • Excellent skills in interpersonal relationships, communication and teamwork.
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Work independently and possess a high level of self-motivation and initiative.
  • Prioritize and follow through on assignments and projects.
Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job the employee stands for long continuous periods while working at various machines. The employee walks; uses hands to finger, handle, grasp, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally sits; climbs; twists, stoops, kneels, crouches, or crawls; and talks and hears. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a production environment with regular exposure to noise, liquid grinding coolant mist and vapor, dust and lubricants managed through an exhaust system.  Work area is well lit and air conditioned.
 
To Apply:  At Leatherman we are also interested in how you think, behave and integrate.  With this in mind, please give extra consideration and time to each question when you apply thru our online applicant module.  You will want to allow yourself 20-30 minutes, we do consider this a key part of our selection process.  Please attach a resume and watch your email for upcoming communication(s) and information.  
 
Excellent Benefit Package: Competitive Compensation and Bonus Plan, 401k Employer Match up to 5%, Onsite Health Clinic CareHere, Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Award Winning Wellness Program, PTO, 10 Paid Holidays, Opportunities for Career Advancement and Personal Growth with Educational Reimbursement Program, Employee Assistance Program and Employee Discount on Products.  Some relocation assistance available.  Come be part of the Leatherman Team.  Leave nothing undone . . . . Including your career!
 
Core Values:  We thrill our consumers with quality, products and service; We care about each other’s well-being; We share ideas, challenge each other and do the right thing; We respect each other, show humility and grow from our failures; We foster the development of individuals to reach their greatest potential
 
Pre-employment background check, drug and alcohol screening is required. Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
 
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