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Tool & Die Specialists (Automotive Skin Panels)

Purpose of the RoleDeliver the best Tool & Die to produce high quality product at the required rate according to specification. Manufacture, maintain, and modify Press tools, Jigs and Fixtures according to company standard and requirement.Key Responsibilities:Perform safety inspections using corporate tools and conduct safety talks, Identify and insure that safety hazards and unsafe practices are promptly corrected.Conduct test runs with completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications; make adjustments as necessary. Cut, shape, and trim blanks or blocks to specified lengths or shapes, using power saws, shears, rules, and hand tools. File, grind, shim, and adjust different parts to properly fit them together.Fit and assemble parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools, using machine tools and hand tools. Inspect finished dies for smoothness, contour conformity, and defects. Lift, position, and secure machined parts or die components using hoists and overhead cranes. Measure, mark, and scribe metal or plastic stock to lay out machining, using instruments such as protractors, micrometers, scribes, and rulers.Select metals to be used from a range of metals based on properties such as hardness and heat tolerance. Set up and operate conventional or computer numerically controlled machine (CNC/MECOF) tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders to cut, bore, grind, or otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes. Set up and operate drill presses to drill and tap holes in parts for assembly. Smooth and polish flat and contoured surfaces of parts or tools, using scrapers, abrasive stones, files, emery cloths, or power grinders. Study blueprints, sketches, models, or specifications to plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools, dies, or assembliesVerify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators.Inspect and class finished part appearance against a master sample. Design jigs, fixtures, and templates for use as work aids in the fabrication of parts or products. Understanding draw die forming, maintenance of beads, trim steels and pierce operations. Set pyrometer controls of heat-treating furnaces, and feed or place parts, tools, or assemblies into furnaces to harden. Do preventative maintenance according to instruction as scheduled. Report non-conformance. Support production with press and assembly related down time.Actively partake in your role to improve production systems. Minimum experience & qualifications requiredGrade 12/ N3 and Toolmaker trade certificate with at least 3 years experience in a stamping plant.Proficient draw die forming knowledge.Must have skin panel experienceexperience with A class surface dies.Ability to read tooling and product drawings.Proficient welding skills.Knowledge of tool steel properties and heat-treating parameters.Ability to work any shift as well as rotating shifts and weekendsAbility to work independently with limited supervision
Johannesburg, GT, ZA