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Tool & Die Maker

Rio Grande

Rio Grande, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is seeking a tool and die maker to join their highly creative and collaborative team.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to rebuild, and document parts for complex progressive, compound, piercing, blanking and forming dies 
  • Must have experience in maintaining and reverse-engineering dies
  • Proficient with computers specifically solid modeling and CAM software.
  • Competent in all tool-room machining to close tolerances, on the following equipment:
    • Manual Mill
    • Manual Lathe
    • Wire EDM (A plus)
    • CNC Mill (A Plus)
    • Surface Grinding
    • Heat Treating
    • Tool Post Grinding
  •  Proficient in workshop theory and calculations need to produce die components
  • Demonstrated effective communication and collaboration within a team; can clearly articulate technical information
  • Successful completion of a tool and die apprenticeship program or equivalent years of experience in the tool and die industry
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds 

Required Responsibilities:

  • Rebuild, maintain and reverse-engineer broken or damaged parts on progressive, compound, piercing, blanking and forming dies 
  • Troubleshoot tooling issues 
  • Ensure die produces components that meet required specifications