Tool and Die Maker

Chicago, IL 60185

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Technician Job Number: ND837783529 Compensation: $67600-70720 / year

Job Description

Title: Tool & Die Maker - 1st and 2nd shift
Location: Chicago, IL 
Hire Type: Direct Hire
Rate: $32/hr 

Essential Functions
  • Experience in tool and die making, including designing, building, and repairing tools
  • Experience working in the automotive stamping industry on medium to large transfer dies is desired
  • Proficiency in operating machine tools and utilizing precision measuring instruments
  • Perform die repairs at the press and in the tool room
  • Complete Preventative Maintenance activities on the dies
  • Weld a variety of materials used in maintenance and the tool room
  • Repair and maintain nitrogen pressure systems used in the dies
  • A state-issued journeyman’s card or a minimum of (2) years of verifiable experience working on metal stamping dies
  • Strong knowledge/experience related to draw dies and transfer die processes
  • Welding experience and the ability to operate welding, plasma cutting, and oxy-acetylene equipment (GMAW, GTAW, SMAW)
  • Knowledge of various materials and their properties
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and blueprints
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, root cause analysis

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 

Meet Your Recruiter

Ashley Schmitt
Technical Recruiter

Ashley Schmitt is a dedicated and experienced Senior Recruiting Team Lead passionate about empowering individuals through career opportunities. With an impressive track record of 8 years at Sterling, she has significantly impacted the organization's talent acquisition and development strategies.

With a remarkable 12-year career in the field of recruiting, Ashley has garnered a deep understanding of the industry's dynamics and trends. She has witnessed the ever-changing job market and thrived in guiding people through its complexities. For Ashley, the most rewarding aspect of recruitment is finding people roles that can genuinely improve their professional lives.

As a Senior Recruiting Team Lead, Ashley's leadership abilities shine through as she leads her team to excel in their roles. She believes in fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment where all team member's strengths are recognized and utilized to achieve collective success.

Advice for candidates from Ashley: “Reflect on your skill sets and what makes you happy, be realistic about your strengths and weaknesses. Strengthen your online presence and always be networking!”

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