Tool and Die Apprentice - Job Description
Wiegel Tool Works is a precision metal stamper that manufacturers have partnered with for more than 75 years. The Wiegel family's competitive nature drives our continual investment in machinery, technology, and people. WTW specializes in complete turnkey manufacturing packages including engineering, prototypes, tool construction, and wire/EDM.
We are seeking a career minded, Tool and Die Maker Apprentice. The right candidate will have a strong mechanical aptitude and excellent math skills. This is a long term opportunity. We are seeking someone who would like to learn and grow within the company.
A tool and die maker apprentice learns to operate various machine tools and equipment to make and repair special tools, dies, jigs and fixtures. Tool and die makers analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machines, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures (devices that hold metal while it is shaped, stamped or drilled), gauges, and machinist's hand tools. Die makers construct metal forms (dies) to shape metal in stamping and forging operations.
In related Tool & Die Maker apprenticeship instruction, students will learn basic theory in machining, blueprint reading, and metallurgy in addition to advanced theory in stamping, blanking, jigs and fixtures. Computer-assisted machining and die design are also covered.
The successful candidate will have 1-3 years of experience working in a fast paced high tech manufacturing environment. To be a successful apprentice, you must have proven mechanical aptitude, be analytical and make sound decisions pertaining to job functions. In addition, you must be able to prioritize multiple tasks effectively and be cooperative and work well in a team environment. Attendance in evening and/or weekend classes is mandatory!
Requirements for consideration:
• High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
• Mechanical aptitude
• Analytical and problem solving skills
• Interest in Robotics, Automotive, engineering, contract manufacturing, etc
• Solid math skills including geometry
• Professional work ethic including dependability, verbal and written communication skills, ability and willingness to learn new things.
• Ability and willingness to work all assigned hours, including overtime and attend evening and/or weekend classes.
What you will learn:
• Tool & Die Design
• Tool & Die Building
• Tool Room Safety
• Quality Standards and using Measuring Equipment
• Computer Aided programming (CNC)
If you are mechanically inclined and love working with your hands AND your head, please apply today. As part of our hiring process, candidates must pass a functional capacity assessment and drug/alcohol test. We utilize the E-Verify system as part of our on-boarding process.
Benefits – Paid vacation and holidays; tuition reimbursement, retirement savings options, direct deposit, group health, prescription and life insurance; supplemental insurance options are available.