Homer Glen, IL

Die Casting Machine Technician Wanted



Job title: Die Casting Machine Technician
Report to: Plant Manager / Production Supervisor
Area: Manufacturing
Positions which directly supervises: N/A


The die casting machine technician is a self-motivated individual that is able to work independently while meeting production and changeover targets. This person should have a high mechanical aptitude and familiarity with die casting machines / changeovers to be able to learn this specific machine and perform die / insert changeovers. Finally, this person should have high attention to detail to take measurements and perform first piece inspections using calipers or other gauges. The individual will be responsible for assisting in building parts as well as helping finalize the process and maintain the machine.

General Responsibilities
Ensure that all equipment is being used in a safe manner.
Follow all safety / guarding / Lock-Out-Tag-Out (LOTO) requirements as specified in Work Instructions or Job Hazard Assessment (JHA).
Ensure proper PPE usage.
Perform first piece measurements at start of run to ensure terminals meet all dimensional requirements.
Perform visual inspection of parts throughout run for surface and dimensional defects in order to meet part specification requirements.
Perform die and insert changeovers as needed and adjust machine to ensure good flow of material to meet product requirements.
Remove finished parts from dies using hand tools.
Trim excess material from parts.
Ensure that all processes set in place are being followed correctly according to Work Instructions.
Ensure that all quality checks are in place and are being followed correctly.
Report all maintenance issues to production management.
Assist in trouble shooting any issues with machine.
Take appropriate steps to maintain material temperature and keep machine running properly.
Report all improvement ideas to engineering.
Ability to meet required run at rate.
Ability to work OT as needed.
Other responsibilities as required by management.
Quality System responsibilities
Follow applicable procedures as per the Quality Management System.

Stop production for any safety or quality related concerns.
Identify and report any safety hazards to Plant Manager.


Required Competencies
Maintain a high level of professionalism and respect
Corrected eyesight 20/20 to see small part details.
Ability to setup, operate, and tend die casting machine and its system.
Use of tools.
Ability to use caliper.
Ability to read, write, and speak English proficiently.
Previous die casting machine operating experience.
Previous die casting technician / engineering experience.
Previous metal melting furnace experience.

Physical Demand
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
The employee is frequently required to sit, walk, stand; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms, and stoop kneel or crouch.
The employee must occasionally lift and/ or move up to 40 lbs.
Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at a close range.
At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.

To apply please contact Joe Stubblefield  - joestubblefield@julianelectric.com