The Die Corrector is involved in the correction, maintenance and continuous improvement of all extrusion tooling including dies, rings, bolsters, support tooling and some press tooling.
- Works closely with the die shop manager, extrusion manager, quality manager, sales engineer, the die shop team and the die suppliers;
- Responsible for the correction and maintenance of extrusion tooling insuring that it will produce quality extrusions at the desired rate;
- Will watch production at the press to determine flow inconsistencies and die performance to diagnose proper repair requirements;
- Analyze initial breakthrough and profile samples to determine the dimensions and corrections required;
- Must thoroughly understand the proper methods for repairing and modifying dies, feeders, portholes and support tooling to achieve the production of high-quality extrusions;
- Must understand and apply regular maintenance requirements of caustic cleaning, polishing, nitriding, as well as inspection for tooling stress cracks and excessive wear;
- Understand industry tolerance requirements, print reading, and the use of precision measuring instruments;
- Will keep detailed records of die corrections and die history in Epics;
- Will need extensive knowledge of extrusion press operation, and be capable of differentiating between press variable effects and die and tooling design influences on the finished production extrusions;
- Performs other required tasks as assigned.
- Minimum High School Diploma;
- Advanced mathematical and analytical skills;
- Ability to read and interpret profile prints and die designs;
- Must be able to read and understand blue prints;
- Able to manage heavy equipment. Hoist, Mills, Lathe, Forklift, electric pallet jacks, etc.;
- Have steady hands for precise filling of Extrusion Dies;
- Ability to read blueprints, calipers and micrometers;
- Working knowledge of Aluminum Extrusion;
- Knowledgeable and skilled in latest correction procedures;
- Ability and willingness to share/teach best practices to team;
- Ability to work 12 hours shift, EOWEO or weekends only schedule;
- Willing to work in hot/humid, cold, noisy industrial environment;
- Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills.