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Die Setter


Conover, United States of America

Role Purpose

Responsible for the set up and maintenance of mechanical and hydraulic presses used for the powdered metal operations of compacting and sizing. Must use the proper dies, tools and automation required and make all necessary adjustments, to ensure that quality parts are being produced at designated production levels.

Key Responsibilities
Setup and maintain correct adjustments on several presses
Assure that the proper tools and dies are placed into the press
Perform visual inspection of parts for cracks and chips several times during the shift
Accomplish the setup in a timely manner
Communicate with shift supervisors, machine operators and quality department, changes / adjustments made to the presses
Maintain and clean tools and tool crib
May work as an operator at times to ensure press is working properly
Attend meetings and training classes
Any other duties assigned by the Shift Supervisor or Engineering
Actively participate in GKN continuous improvement efforts as they relate to quality, safety, 5S, environmental and production efficiency
Any other duties assigned as necessary

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

High School Diploma or equivalent required
Minimum of five (5) years manufacturing experience
Perform basic mathematical computations
Ability to complete statistical process control graphs and charts

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