Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.The Tool and Die Maker will be responsible for working under minimal supervision, laying out, constructing and repairing shop tools, gauges, fixtures, jigs and dies per blueprints, drawings and /or verbal instructions for use within the plant.Core CompetenciesCommunicationEnergy & Stress Team Work Quality Orientation Time Management Creative and Innovative Thinking Development and Continual Learning Problem Solving Accountability and Dependability Research and Analysis Decision making and Judgment Operating Equipment Planning and Organizing Mathematical Reasoning Coaching and Mentoring Read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications of tools, dies, prototypes or modelsPrepare templates and sketches, and determine work processesCompute dimensions and tolerances and set up machine toolsPosition, secure, measure and work metal stock or castings to lay out for machiningSet up, operate and maintain a variety of conventionalmachines to cut, turn, mill, plane, drill, bore, grind or otherwise shape work piece to prescribed dimensions and finishVerify machined parts for conformance to specifications using precision measuring instrumentssuch asvernier callipers, micrometers, and electronic measuring devicesFit and assemble or disassemble parts using hand toolsTest completed tools, dies, jigs or fixtures for proper operationOperates machines such as lathes, drill presses, punch presses,shapers and grinders to fabricate dies, tools, jigs and fixtures.Repairs and reworks dies, tools, jigs, etc., per blueprints/engineering drawings/sketches/verbal instructions.May construct components and parts to close tolerances that may have nonstandard or unusual shapes.May assist in the construction and rebuilding of machines used in production.Cleans, checks and lubricates machines to maintain proper operation.May heat treat small parts to ensure conformity to specifications.Actively participates in the Quality Improvement System.Performs other duties as requiredHigh School DiplomaCertificate of Qualification for Tool and Die MakerMin. 1-3 years working experience in Tool and Die makingAbility to work independently in a busy environmentExperience with routine maintenance operationsHighly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environmentAble to effectively communicate both verbally and in writingAble to work well under pressureStrong attention to detailAble to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all timesAbility to maintain and improve dies.Able to train others.Be able to operate all Tool Room equipment (equipment that is not computer controlled – milling machine, lathe, grinders, radial drill, drill press, honing machine, band aw, cut off saw, crane, shadowgraph, hydraulic press, pedestal grinder and belt sander).Be part of and promote team atmosphere.Complete tasks efficiently and timely.describe the function of each die station determine between moving forms, trim line or holesdetermine if the correct pressure is being used for forming or strippingdetermine if the part is being held up in any of the stations and howdetermine if the station in the die is adequately locating the stripexplain all die heights relative to shut heighthow does coil/material thickness affect the partis die protection set correctlyis the assembly process understood, what part features affect assembly? is the feeder height set correctlyknow what benefit a strip is when servicing a die.Must be able to communicate with all levels of Operations.Must be able to improve self, others and current process.Must be able to troubleshoot dies in presses, and on the bench and make adjustments without supervision. Must be able to work efficiently and timely, work effectively best practices/ownershipMust have a good understanding of presses and how they affect die performance and part qualityMust have ability to read part drawings and blue prints.Must understand part quality requirements and process (assembly) requirements – Fit and Form Function Must work without supervision. Support continuous improvement initiatives.understanding the affect of the coil straightenerwhat affect does the ram adjust havewhat can happen if the coil is set with an up curl or down curlwhat is pilot release what is the affect on a die if the pilot release is set incorrectly what is the affect to the final assembly/fixture check?what to look for to transfer parts successfullywhere should the progression/feed window be set. would you know to check for slugs on the die parallels or bolster.• Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance• RRSP retirement savings plan• Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement• Paid holidays and vacation time What do our employees have to say?“It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”“Lots of growth opportunity.”“The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”Not just a job—a great place to work!Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer. Ontario Human Rights Code and AODA.