Job Description Die-Fixture Design and Machine Programming

Job Description

Die-Fixture Design and Machine Programmer

Department: Engineering

Shift: Days

Supervisor Responsibilities: None


  1. Design dies for hammer shop, support tooling and machining fixtures.
  2. Create accurate prints using GD&T for both internal and external use.
  3. Design 3D part models from 2D prints.
  4. Support tooling using Pro-E and Mastercam software.
  5. Design tooling to produce hammer forgings.
  6. Design gauges and fixture tooling.
  7. Perform reverse engineering on existing part designs.
  8. Collaborate with Quality on GD&T print tolerances.
  9. Program experience cutting 4140, d2, and other tool steels.
  10. Improve existing tooling to enhance performance.
  11. Troubleshoot tooling and manufacturing issues.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:
Design dies for Hammer Shop, for Tool & Die department, and for Machine Shop fixtures. Create prints, part models, tooling and gauges. Troubleshoot tooling and manufacturing issues. Support tooling in a fast-paced environment.

Education Requirements: Minimum associates degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent.

Experience Requirements: Must have Mastercam experience, proficient using CREO(Pro/e). Minimum 5 years experience in machining fixture design and forging die design. High speed machining and hard milling experience helpful.

Skill Requirements:
Strong drive to learn and understand forging concepts (steel flow, die wear, shrink, and draft); will have strong troubleshooting skills; must have solid working knowledge of geometry, trigonometry, and physics. Additional key attributes – “thinking outside the box,” being innately inquisitive, well-organized, and detail oriented. Ideal candidate will be highly motivated. Must love a fast-paced work environment to generate prints, models, hammer forge dies, trim tooling, and other support tooling.

Physical Requirements:
Job involves sitting most of the day. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds. Must be able to work extended hours when necessary. At times, must climb stairs; twisting, turning, reaching.

TFC Property Responsibilities:
Computer, phone, printer, chair and other office supplies.