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Die Technician - (21945)

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Silver Line by Andersen is the nation’s leading vinyl window and door manufacturer.  With 3,000 employees, and plants located in North Brunswick NJ, Lithia Springs GA, Marion OH and Lansing IL, we make windows that provide builders, architects, and home owners with energy efficient, low maintenance solutions that add beauty and charm to any home. 

This Die Technician position is based in Lithia Springs, GA

PURPOSE: This position is responsible for providing designs, building and repairing process tooling, gauges, jigs and fixtures that are used primarily to produce vinyl window parts for new systems and current production support. These tools designs will be produced with the use of MasterCAM and Autodesk Inventor from sample parts, sketches, part drawings, process drawings, QC control specification.    
  1. Analyzes specifications, lays out metal stock, sets up and operates conventional and CNC machine tools, and fits and assembles parts to fabricate and repair metalworking dies, cutting tools, jigs and fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools, applying knowledge of tool and die design and construction, shop mathematics, metal properties, and layout, machining, and assembly procedures: Studies specifications, such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts.
  2. May lift, position and secure machined parts or assemblies on machine tools, stands, surface plates or worktables, using hoists vises, v-blocks, clamps or angel plates.
  3. May smooth and polish flat and contoured surfaces of parts or tools, using scrapers, abrasives stones, files emery cloths or power grinder and other power tools.  
  4. Visualize and computes dimensions, plans layout, and determines assembly method and sequence of operations.
  5. Measures, marks, and scribes metal stock for machining.
  6. May connect wiring, pneumatics lines and hydraulic lines to install electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic components.
  7. May examine standard or previously used dies, tools, and jigs and fixtures, and recommend design modifications regarding construction and function of part.
  8. May develop specifications from general descriptions for specialty tools and draw or sketch designs of production tools with the use of a CAD system.
  9. May specialize in repair work and be designated Tool-And-Die Repairer.
  10. May set pyrometer controls of heat -treating furnace and feed or place parts, tools or assemblies into furnace to harden or draw down hardness of such components.
  11. Verify dimensions, alignments and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, depth gauges and dial indicators.  
  12. Conduct test runs with completed tools to ensure that parts meet QC and engineering specification; make adjustments as required.
DIRECTION OF OTHERS: May work alone or with other team members and may be required to lead or be led by others to complete the required tasks in tool building and production support.
  • 4 to 5 year apprenticeship in a technical/Vocational high school, community or technical college
  • 5-10 experience
  • Strong knowledge of product development principles
  • The ability to working with a collaborative and cross functional team to design safe and production friendly tools to meet quality specifications
  • Strong ability to inspect and trouble shoot existing tooling to determine solutions for process improvements or bringing their operations back to the required engineering and QC specifications
  • Background in lean manufacturing principles with a focus on creating value/eliminating waste
  • Strong Mechanical Aptitude
  • Strong analytical and machine shop mathematical skills
Competencies:    Required of all Service employees.
Creativity - Generates new ideas and solutions; goes beyond the status quo; recognizes the need for new or modified approaches; and brings perspectives and approaches together, combining them in creative ways.
Customer Focused- Continually seeks to understand and act upon internal and external customer needs, concerns, and priorities.  Meets customer expectations and requirements, and gains their trust and respect.  Establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships that are strategic, based on shared goals, and inhibit competitive entry.
Personal Ownership- Shows consistency among principles, values, and behavior.  Builds trust among others and follows through on commitments.  Assumes responsibility for one’s mistakes.  Adheres to an appropriate set of core values during both good and bad times.
Collaboration- Performs effectively when one’s success depends on the performance and success of others.  Functions within a team and participates and contributes constructively in meetings to produce results in a cooperative effort.  Places shared goals before one’s own interests.  Derives a sense of accomplishments from the efforts of the team.
Flexibility- Adjusts positively to multiple demands, ambiguity, shifting priorities, and rapid change.  Shows resilience in the face of constraints or adversity.  Modifies one’s approach to reach a goal.  Maintains effectiveness in various environments, on various tasks, and with a variety people.
Commitment- Aligns one’s activities and priorities with the goals of the organization, devotes time and effort and fosters the wise use of scarce resources.  Pursues tasks with energy, drive, and a need to finish, even in the face of the resistance or setbacks.  Readily puts in extra time and effort.

Job-Specific Competencies

Communication Skills
  1. Listening Skills - Practices attentive and active listening, has the patience to hear people out asks probing questions to increase understanding.
  2. Oral Communication Ability- Expresses oneself effectively one-on-one or in groups and in formal situations through speaking and through nonverbal communications.

Written Communication - Expresses ideas clearly and effectively in writing.  Uses appropriate style, grammar,

Lithia Springs, GA US
Andersen Corporation
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