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Tool and Die Maker

by PWO Canada Inc.

Position Type: Full-time / Permanent
Date Posted: May 29, 2017
Experience: 2 Years

Job Description

Our Company PWO AG (Progress-Werk Oberkirch Aktiengesellschaft) was established in the year 1919. Today, PWO Global Group is a full-service supplier to the automotive and electric industries. PWO components, subsystems and safety parts can be found in nearly every automobile. In January 1997, PWO AG has acquired 49 percent of the shares of BRATTAN TOOL INDUSTRIES LTD: (BTIL), Kitchener, Ontario. The company was founded in 1968 and developed from a small tool making company to a supplier of metal components for the automobile industry. In December 1999, the complete takeover took place. In the course of the realignment, PWO Canada Inc. has focused on products that are part of the strategic product fields of PWO. Large presses and automated systems for bonding, welding and assembly systems were the focus of the capacity expansion. Today, complex components and structures for seat, vehicle bodies and chassis are produced at the Canadian location. PWO Canada Inc. has a quality and environmental management system and is certified according to ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001.

PWO Canada Inc. will provide innovative solutions as a full service supplier. We are committed to be "The Best Within Our Class". Our Quality System will ensure full customer satisfaction, as well as maximizing long-term financial performance for our shareholders.

The position repairs tools based on specifications provided on blueprints and other information such as run records and last off samples.  The Tool and Die Maker must consistently evaluate, based on experience, whether the blueprint has provided the best way to meet customer needs.  The position works independently but will question the engineering department and the toolroom Team Lead or Supervisor concerning tooling designs.  

Certified Tool and Die Maker required.
Knowledge and Skills: The Tool and Die Maker must have good knowledge of, and be able to use, standard toolroom equipment. These include: drill presses, milling machines, grinders, lathes, overhead cranes, band saws, micrometers, verniers, height gauges. The incumbent must be able to read blueprints and schematics.  The position should have some knowledge of the building and repair of progressive and transfer stamping dies.  The position may have to use welding techniques to repair tool steel components.  The position must be able to lift at least 50lbs.
Communication Skills:  The incumbent must have good oral and written communication skills for normal business communication.
Nature and Length of Experience: At least two years of experience beyond certification in a similar industry.

1.    Repairs dies and tools by determining the needs and methods, and implements as required.
2.    May be required to build and develop new dies/tools and implement product changes based on specifications provided by engineering.  The position reviews die blueprints to check for functionality prior to assembly.  Assembles tools, analyzing the design prior to inserting die in tryout press.  Checks tool accuracy and production capabilities in the tryout press and troubleshoot problems to ensure a smooth transition to production.  
3.    Directs less responsible toolmakers and apprentices. Checks the work of others to ensure the quality of their work.  Directs the work of press operators when a tool is ready for production in order to learn about and trouble shoots any problems.

***This position will require some shift rotation. 
***We offer very competitive wages and benefits, pension, social events for employees, annual bonuses, etc.

*** Please email all resumes to

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   PWO Canada Inc.
Contact Name:   Ilvana Lupic-Savva
Email Address:

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