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Pella, Iowa - Tool and Die Technician

19003179 Requisition #
Pella Corporation - Pella, Iowa - is looking for individuals interested in joining our Technical Trades team as a Tool and Die Technician on 2nd & 3rd Shift.

Be part of a winning team that emphasizes professional growth and development. A window of opportunity is open for individuals seeking meaningful careers with a strong, people-focused company headquartered in the nation's heartland: Pella, Iowa!

At Pella, we're all about building great windows and doors, strong customer relationships, and the rewarding career you've always wanted. Pella Corporation is proud to be a privately held, professionally managed company.

Our team members are able to grow from cross-functional experiences, an abundance of development opportunities apply themselves in individual contributor roles or lead areas of the organization. We know you will find the right opportunity with Pella!

We are looking for individuals with the following skills and abilities:

This position works independently and with teams on fabrication, maintenance and repair of dies from and for production. The Tool & Die Technician understands the operation of and performs construction, maintenance, troubleshooting, and sharpening of dies. 

• Tobacco free workplace
• Pass drug screen
High school diploma or equivalency
• Pass pre-work vision screen
• Pass pre-employment tests
• Work in a team environment with the ability to communicate in a concise, polite, and respectful manner

• Noise level requires hearing protection in designated areas
• Season high temperatures and humidity

• Comply with safety, quality, and production requirements and procedures, including proper PPE usage
• Regular/dependable attendance required
• Maintain good housekeeping and workplace organization
• Flexibility of work hours including overtime & adjusting shift schedule tp meet business needs
• Able to work with and around moving equipment/machines
• Safely work with chemicals in the workplace
• Proficient use of a variety of precision machining tools and measurement devices
• Perform die construction, debug, qualification, maintenance, and sharpening
• Must maintain required PIV license

• Ability to rotate to other positions as needed
• Willingness to travel
• Other duties may be assigned

• Manufacturing related experience is preferred
• A degree in Tool & Die or other equivalent program or a minimum of 3 years of equivalent experience in the Tool & Die field or completion of the die builder trainee program within the first 2 years in the role.

• Able to work with minimal supervision
• Proficient computer knowledge
• Read and interpret blueprints
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Proficient mechanical and math aptitude
• Decision making/Problem solving skills
• Time Management
• Ability to work with internal and external customers
• Demonstrated competency in the use of typical equipment in a die shop  including CNC machining equipment

MAINTENANCE TRAINING (Pella or Equivalent Education/Certification) PREFERRED prior to entering role:
• Welding
• Metallurgy
• Hydraulics - Pneumatics
• Auto Cad
• Solid Edge Interface Introduction

• Lift up to 100 lbs. at waist level and up to 70 lbs. at shoulder level up to an occasional basis when moving products
• Push or pull with up to 100 lbs. of force up to an occasional basis when moving products
• Generate up to 100 lbs. of grip strength up to an occasional basis with each hand while handling products
• Generate up to 20 lbs. of pinch strength up to an occasional basis with each hand while handling products
• Display average coordination with both hands up to a continuous basis while performing job tasks
• Perform elevated work up to an occasional basis when handling products
• Stoop, kneel or squat up to an occasional basis when handling products
• Reach forward and to the side up to a frequent basis when handling products
• Stand up to a continuous basis and walk up to a frequent basis during the course of each shift
Able to perform repetitive tasks up to 12 hours per day

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