Hudson Technologies is seeking individuals who are passionate about creating or broadening a career with an innovative company. Hudson Technologies offers a dynamic working environment where all team members are valued and rewarded accordingly.

How to Apply

Purpose

Builds, fabricates, modifies, and repairs a wide variety of precision tools, dies, jigs and fixtures for deep draw and stamping products made from a variety of alloys. Understands drawings, written and verbal instructions, and standard and unconventional machining methods to be used when utilizing tool room machine tools and hand tools.

Essential Responsibilities

Analyzes and interprets drawings. Prepares written and verbal instruction for the tooling or die in question.

Plans own set-up and operates necessary machine tools.

  • Takes into consideration the type of material, tolerances, choice of cutting tools, lubricants/coolants and machine tool feeds and speeds.

Uses a variety of precision measuring and gauging tools both during and after machining.

  • May be required to measure and copy parts.

Uses all standard hand tools in the tool & die trade with a high degree of proficiency.

Provides instruction to less experienced tool room personnel as required and setup personnel as needed.

Performs heat treating operations as required.

Determines specifications/standards for inspection of completed work and future repair specifications.

Fits and assembles tooling, dies, fixtures, etc.

  • May set-up, test and adjust tooling in production to obtain the correct specifications.

Trouble shoots die problems in production as required.

Maintains work area in a neat and orderly condition.

  • Returns unused materials or supplies to the correct location.

Observes all basic plant safety rules and safe operating procedures for tool room equipment.

Participates in tool design and process reviews as required.

Effectively communicates issues concerning safety, quality, delivery, productivity, tooling.

  • Communicates issues to Team Leader to ensure that organizational goals and objectives are met.

Participates as a member of the Tool Room Team

  • Participates in ongoing development, communication and implementation of team concepts, programs and policies.
  • Coordinates work to ensure best practices with all team members.
  • Attends appropriate team meetings.
  • As a member of the tool room team, fosters strong cohesiveness regarding all major issues; e.g., direction, annual plan, budget, policy changes, etc.
  • Accepts responsibility to quickly identify any areas of lack of cohesiveness, bringing them to the attention of the team leader and working with the team in a supportive manner to resolve issues affecting cohesiveness.
  • Actively look for ways, and reinforce actions needed, to achieve synergy possible within the larger organization.

Working Lead

  • Provides technical and organizational leadership for respective tooling focus
  • Assists with organizing and collaborating with Production to set tooling priorities
  • Assists with Root Cause/Corrective Action efforts related to tooling or process issues
  • Assists with Continuous Improvement efforts

Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives. This position description is intended to guide the activities of the Tool & Die Maker. It is not intended to limit the thinking and creativity of the person to the work of this function, nor is it intended that this describe all the work that may be required of the person in this position.

 

Competencies

Educational Requirements Experience Requirements
HS diploma or equivalent required. Completion of formal four year Tool & Die apprentice training program preferred.

GD&T Training preferred.

Technical Experience: 4 years tool & die experience preferred.

Industry Experience: Previous deep drawn stamping experience preferred.

Training Requirements Training Frequency
Training for Hazardous Chemicals used in job role.

Lock Out Tag Out Training.

Annual

Annual

Technical Competencies – specifically related to this position
Detail Oriented: High level of attention to detail and accuracy.

Machine Tools Skills: Proficient in the operations of all tool room machine tools. Ability to work to close tolerances. Analytical Skills: Good math skills. Ability to comprehend and interpret documents such as work instructions, safety procedures, and operating procedures.

Problem Solving Skills: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of manufacturing variables.

Blueprint Skills: The ability to read and interpret blueprints, part drawings, and follow special written and/or verbal instructions.

Troubleshooting Skills: Ability to troubleshoot tooling as required and assist other tool room personnel in their projects or assignments.

Interpersonal Skills: Effective communication skills; ability to interact effectively in a team environment and to interact with all levels of the organization, customer, and suppliers.

Decision Making Skills: Good decision making, planning, and organizational skills.

Organizational Skills: Excellent organizational and prioritization skills. Flexible and able to work within tight deadlines.

Initiative: Self-motivated; ability to work with little supervision.

Physical Requirements: Ability to meet the physical requirements of the job.

Hudson Operating systems principles and objectives (this competency appears in all job descriptions): Knows all Hudson established operating systems (e.g. quality, environmental). Understands the responsibility to maintain: familiarity, the systems and this position’s role in support of these systems – including a consideration of the impact of individual actions on the systems and the responsibility to communicate concerns and improvement ideas.

Cultural Expectations

Our Values – Common to all Hudson Positions
Earn Trust
Personally earn the trust of colleagues, customers, suppliers, partners, shareholders, and your community – in every interaction.

  • Begin with trust, expecting people to act in good faith.
  • Be open, fair and honest
  • Honor commitments and be accountable to each other, adult-to adult

Learn by Doing
Have a bias toward action and look at every experience as a learning opportunity.

  • Be curious and continuously learn and grow
  • Seek out new challenges and take calculated risks
  • Lead by example and provide opportunities for others to learn

Work Together
Be a team player; place our shared fate above personal ambition.

  • Embrace a diversity of thinking and respect each person’s unique contribution
  • Create an environment free of fear, where healthy conflict leads to better solutions
  • Be open to the unknown and the possibility of being uncomfortable
  • Recognize others’ contributions to the team’s success

Steward our Legacy
Preserve the legacy of our founders while reinventing the business for the next generation.

  • Celebrate our shared heritage
  • Make a difference by creating something better than what you begin with
  • Invest in businesses, people, and communities for the long term
  • Take personal responsibility for health, safety, and our environment