Die Sharpener/Die Repair in Schaumburg, IL at Volt

Date Posted: 11/5/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Duration:
    24 weeks
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  • Pay Rate
    $15.0 - $19.0/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

We are currently looking for a Die Sharpener/Die Repair associate to work with our client located in Schaumburg, IL. 

Our client is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing innovative packaging materials, medical compounds and precision-crafted medical tubing solutions for some of the most well-known names in the medical, personal care, house & industrial, and food & beverage markets. 


This position repairs a wide variety of dies, jigs, gauges, fixtures, to close tolerances.  Must be able to troubleshoot, diagnose and perform moderate to complex repairs on dies.  Must have thorough knowledge of functions and operations of all process and associated support equipment in the Tool Room.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Analyzes operating tool problems both in the Tool Room and on the production floor.
  • Inspect finished dies (new or repaired) for smoothness, contour conformity, and defects.
  • 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, power 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.
  • Set up and operate machine 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.
  • Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of Tool Room inspection equipment such as pin gauges, surface plates, etc.
  • Coordinate shift activities with those of other shifts to insure proper flow of information
  • Promotes safety by:
    • Ensuring the housekeeping in the immediate and surrounding work area is maintained or improved to the highest level possible.
    • Wearing personal protective equipment (eye protection, dust mask and gloves)
  • Ensures Quality products and processes are maintained by:
    • Understanding and supporting both quality policies and the Quality System.
    • Performing work at a level that ensures quality of this position’s work meets or exceeds internal specifications.
    • Identifying and correcting if possible any identified quality issues in the department.
    • Participating in system or quality based training provided by the company or recommended by the company.


  • One year certificate from college or technical school; two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.  
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Finished Tool & Die apprenticeship or proper training courses preferred 

If you are ready to get to work and/or interested in learning more about this job please call 630-874-9936.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.