Die Maintenance Technician | VanderHouwen

Die Maintenance Technician

Portland, Oregon

Direct Hire

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Job Id: 62922

Die Maintenance Technician 
Our client is seeking a Die Maintenance Technician to join their team. This role works under minimal to no supervision while performing routine maintenance and repair of coining, fine blank, progressive, and other metal stamping dies. Works with Tool & Die Managers, Supervisors, and other team members within the Tool & Die Department as needed. Supports the Tool & Die CI team with business objectives and goals related to Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Growth (SQDC&G).

Must be ok with swing shift M-Th 2:30pm -1am

Essential Functions
Adherence to Company policies is essential for all employees.
Perform routine inspection and maintenance on production stamping dies.
Disassemble and reassemble dies to exact specifications.
Calculate timing and adjustments of components for proper die function using various techniques including shims, grinding, and machining.
Sharpen components utilizing surface grinders.
Set-up and operate various machine shop equipment.
Operate precision shop measurement equipment.
Verify spare components are correct, in their place, and are available for the next service.
Document the daily maintenance and repair information performed.
Assist Tool and Die Makers with new die builds and production support efforts.
Assist with die troubleshooting efforts.

Additional Functions
May implement changes to dies using information from senior team members.
Prepare recommendations to modify processes to improve productivity and quality.
May assist with in-press maintenance calls.

Action Oriented – Take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
Being resilient – Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations
Collaborates – Build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
Communicates effectively – Develop and deliver a variety of communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Customer focus – Build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions.
Demonstrates self-awareness – Use a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
Ensures accountability – Hold self and others accountable to meet commitments.
Instills trust – Gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
Nimble learning – Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
Optimizes work processes – Know the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
Resourcefulness – Secure and deploy resources effectively and efficiently.

Education and/or Experience
High School diploma or GED required.
Typically 5+ years of Die Maintenance experience required.
Machine Tool Technology Associates degree, Tool and Die Apprenticeship program or equivalent experience preferred.
Working knowledge of typical shop measurement tools.

Pay Rate: $25-30/hr. DOE ?(?plus $.50 cent swing shift differential)

Benefits are available to eligible full-time employees and can include coverage for medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, 401k with employer match, and wellness programs.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws. 


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