Our story is an American story; one that began in a tiny Chicago warehouse in 1918 and continues to this day. It’s a story built on hard work, innovation and old school values. And it’s built on a people first philosophy – the people who handcraft each gasket and the people who rely on them.
The story of Fel-Pro is 100 years in the making. You could help us continue to write this story over the next 100 years. Let our story be your story.
With our people first philosophy, we encourage members of our family to participate in its continuing improvement. We embolden our members to ask questions or make suggestions that improve safety and processes. We also understand the importance of your own family, and offer benefits or bonuses for major life events such as marriage, the birth of a new child, and high school graduations.
Not only do we offer competitive pay, depending on the position requirements and candidate qualifications, we offer new members of our family:
- Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
- Competitive Vacation Time and Holiday Pay
- Generous 401k with company match
- Clean and Air conditioned environment
- Employee Discount programs
- Free On-Site Gym
- Professional Growth Opportunities
- Tuition Reimbursement
- And much more…
We are ready to act immediately on those candidates whose applications show the skill set and background we are looking for. We will follow up your application with a telephone call, then if we feel there is a match we will schedule an in-person interview at our facility. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.
2nd Shift: Mon - Fri, 2:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Repair, maintain, and troubleshoot dies in tool room and punch press. Perform timely and accurate changeovers per production requirements.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Perform basic maintenance on existing dies; perform both planned and unplanned work within estimated times
- Troubleshoot basic die problems in the tool room and in the press
- Perform minor revisions and upgrades to dies
- Perform changeovers on dies to satisfy production requirements
- Proficient operation of all machines and tools necessary to perform die repair functions
- Complete paperwork including daily time cards, opening/closing a work order, completing tool room checklists
- Move parts and dies by hand, a hand truck, or a power truck
- Follows the Quality Management System requirements in the tool room and suggests ways for continual improvement.
- Promptly reports quality problems and shuts down the equipment if unable to resolve.
- Maintains a clean and orderly work area.
- Follows EHS rules and regulations, participates in safety meetings and CBT, and suggests ways for continual improvement.
- Promptly reports personal injuries and unsafe conditions and helps to resolve them.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
- A minimum of 5 years experience working with stamping dies (building, maintaining, and troubleshooting).
- Successful completion of tool & die apprenticeship program
- Knowledge and understanding of stamping dies, die design, construction techniques, maintenance and troubleshooting
- Knowledge of punch press equipment and metal forming processes
- Ability to perform trigonometric calculations to accomplish the work needed to repair, maintain, build and revise all types of tooling
- Knowledge of function and safe operation of tool room machines
- Knowledge of basic maintenance, upkeep, and cleaning procedures for tool room machines
- Ability to read and interpret part and tool prints. Ability to read and understand press cards, procedures, work instructions, safety rules and warning signs
- Ability to use inspection tools such as micrometers, indicators, vernier calipers, etc.
- Knowledge and understanding of safe operation of hoists, hand trucks, power trucks, and die trucks; licensed in power truck operation
- Ability to use tool room software database
- Interpersonal skills necessary to exchange information with variety of staff
- Analytical abilities necessary to plan and prioritize own work, complete work on schedule and maintain required records and logs
- Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to forty pounds on a daily basis.
- Ability to walk and move about, stoop and bend and climb (ascend and descend) power lift truck
- Ability to stand for an eight hour shift.
- Ability to reach and grab with arms and hands, and manual dexterity to operate machines with precision.
- Normal or corrected vision necessary to read directions and closely examine parts; and to distinguish colors.
- Ability to pull, lift and transport dies on carts to and from various locations within the assigned location.
- Works in areas that can be uncomfortable due to noise, odors
- Works regularly with machines where carelessness could result in cuts, bruises, burns or muscle pulls. Serious injuries can be avoided if established safety precautions are followed.