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Die Setter Apprentice


Conover, United States of America

Role Purpose
Assist with set up and maintenance of mechanical and hydraulic presses used for the powdered metal operations of compacting and sizing. Must learn to 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

Become proficient in setup and maintain correct adjustments on several presses
Demonstrate continued knowledge growth with abilities to use of proper tools and dies are placed into the press
Assist with performing visual inspection of parts for cracks and chips several times during the shift
Become proficient with setup in a timely manner
Have ability to communicate with shift supervisors, machine operators and quality department, changes / adjustments made to the presses
Maintain and clean tools and tool crib
Attend meetings and training classes when needed
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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