Mold Maker – Level 1 – Training Opportunity! – HS Inc. – Grand Rapids, MI

HS Inc

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Manage time efficiently and continually improve personal work ethic.
  • Effectively handle competing priorities with guidance of team leadership.
  • Practice and encourage safety-conscious design processes.
  • Work cooperatively and jointly within a team to provide quality products.
  • Maintain a positive attitude toward customers and team members.
  • Work with cross-functional team to complete projects on time while meeting planned budget.
  • Communicate with team members, management, and customers regarding job progress and identify potential issues.
  • Assist the mold making team in all areas of design phases to ensure complete & accurate mold delivery.
  • Work from blueprints, sketches, CAD models, or specifications.
  • Set up and operate conventional or CNC machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders to cut, bore, grind, or otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes.
  • Visualize and compute dimension, sizes, shapes, and tolerances of assemblies, based on specifications.
  • Recognize that moving pieces of steel need to have a 10-point difference in hardness to prevent galling.
  • Inspect finished dies for smoothness, contour conformity, and defects.
  • Fit and assemble parts to be used from a range of metals and alloys, based on properties such as hardness and heat tolerance.
  • File, grind, shim, and adjust different parts to properly fit together.
  • Lift, position, and secure machined parts on surface plates or worktables, using hoists, vises, v-blocks, or angle plates.
  • Plumb cooling and hydraulic systems to customer requirements.
  • Install electrical systems that meet customer requirements.
  • Confirm all part features are properly accounted for.
  • Assist the mold making team in mold design reviews, part design feasibility reviews, and tooling meeting as needed.
  • Identify steel types and Rockwell hardness.
  • Recognize when preloaded slides and pillars are needed.
  • Perform basic Visi actions and determine relief split and angles of work planes.
  • May perform other duties as assigned or required.
Qualifications & Education Requirements
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Proven mechanical aptitude.
  • Basic to intermediate proficiency in accurate use of measurement devices and accurate calculations.
  • Preferred: College or trade school certification in mold making or a related field.
Physical Requirements
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms. The position requires frequent lifting, pushing and pulling objects that are 50lbs or heavier.


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