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Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping offers a wide variety of opportunities in the metal stamping industry. We work hard to reward and retain our valuable employees by offering a competitive compensation package, group insurance, 401(K) plan, training and tuition reimbursement, as well as a culture that encourages continuous improvement for employees at every level.
Senior Tooling Designer (1st Shift)
Date Posted: 5/15/19
Location: 905 W. Algonquin Rd., Algonquin, IL 60102
The Sr. Tooling Designer will be part of a team tackling stamping tooling design, build, debug and production support. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in, and be responsible for: the design of progressive stamping tooling, stand-alone single operation tooling, secondary tooling, gauges, prototype tooling, support for tool debugging (new & existing), tool-room support, estimating interaction, collaboration and support by way of tooling strip layouts and conceptualization of metal stampings produced by tooling to be built in our facility.
Candidate must be proficient in the advanced use of SolidWorks to enhance 3D capabilities both from a part development design standpoint as well as design for manufacturability in stampings and required tooling. A background and familiarity in utilization of the Quick Press application SolidWorks would be extremely helpful, in addition to familiarity with Dynaform simulation software.
To Apply, please send your resume to HR@kenmode.com
Tool & Die Maker (Contact Dies)
First Shift (7:00 am - 3:30 pm) (OT Mon. - Fri. and Saturday mornings)
Date Posted: 10/29/18
Location: 820 W. Algonquin Rd., Algonquin, IL 60102
Job Summary: The primary focus will be on high speed contact dies which utilize thin raw materials and extremely close tolerances in order to consistently: work to the tenths on piece parts; work with thin materials from .001 - .008; grind (carbide and/or steel) down to the tenths; dress diamond wheels properly; work at speeds up to 1500 SPM on high speed presses; and maintain and/or repair dies in order to have products come off the dies that meets the job specifications. Specific duties include: plan the entire process needed for repairing a variety of complex, intricate to extremely intricate tools and their components for high speed contact dies while working to extremely close tolerances; know the safest and most efficient set-ups on all machine shop equipment needed for die building or repair (i.e. grinders, mills, lathes, saws, drills, etc.); perform work from blueprints, sketches, verbal description and/or specifications of tool requirements, production problems and required finish part dimensions and tolerances; perform close to extremely close tolerance work where no design is available or has been proven effective; with extreme care and precision, manufacture components to extremely tight tolerances and inspect finished dies for timing accuracy and defects; fit and assemble parts to make, repair or modify dies, jigs, gauges and tools, using machine tools or hand tools; capable of troubleshooting/de-bugging of the tools in an accurate and timely manner; plan, devise and/or construct temporary fixtures and holding devices to accommodate unusual tooling sizes and finished surfaces located at unusual relationships to each other; with extreme care and precision, perform hand "bench work" or use machine tools to bring tooling to exact specifications and efficiency. Involves hand polishing, filing, sharpening and radiusing tool surfaces to precise tolerances to facilitate conforming part production and minimize "trial and error" adjustments at the press; with extreme care and precision, rework, repair, sharpen and modify tooling to correct deficiencies, accommodate tool wear, or adapt obsolete tooling to perform permanent or emergency "duty" as a replacement for broken, missing or necessary duplicate tools; assist press room personnel, and other tool room personnel, in the analysis of tooling and part quality problems, the development of solutions and the implementation of corrective actions related to ineffective tooling and/or machine malfunctions; with extreme care and precision, demonstrates an ability to change the dimensional requirements or tolerances of new tooling that is found ineffective in which process may involve "trial and error" and small incremental adjustments to eliminate defects, press malfunctions and to prove new tooling on products and processes where no company performance history is available.
Requirements: Journeyman's Certificate for Tool & Die and 10 years of experience in the job offered or 10 years of experience in tool & die making. Employer also accepts: 15 years of experience in the job offered or 15 of experience in tool and die making. Special Skills: 6 years of experience in tight tolerance contact dies; 1 year of experience with Solidworks 3D for Tool & Die applications; and 1 year of experience with MS Excel and Word.
Send Resume to: HR@kenmode.com or fax to 847-658-9150
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