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BTD Manufacturing is a fast growing metalworking company. BTD provides custom metalwork services for some of the world’s top brands. Their 1100+ employees work from four facilities throughout the Midwest and Southeast. BTD invests in their people, their equipment, and their facilities to offer clients the best value possible. BTD is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ.

Job Description

As a CNC Setup Operator III, you will exercise independent judgment to program and operate all types of CNC equipment. You will excel at maintaining a high level of accuracy in work you produce and utilize problem-solving skills to accomplish your own work and that of others. You will also train and assist others as necessary. This position is 1st Shift: Monday-Friday or 2nd shift: Monday-Friday (four 10 hour days).

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Review blueprints and understand die designs; analyze how the die works before it is made and find potential problems
  • Identify steps of die construction before any work starts and organize the steps of die construction in order to avoid scheduling problems
  • Perform most repair work [on dies] by planning the appropriate method (using own concepts), then subsequently completing the job
  • Operate all machines at their maximum rate of productivity while holding tight tolerances
  • Assume responsibility for the different setups in grinding, milling, and jig boring operations; plan different styles of setups as required
  • Arrange layout of tool steel and related components on die set and record instructions for drilling and sawing; work with EDM operators by giving oral or written burning instructions
  • Assist with heat-treat and drawback of tool steel, making efficient use of oven time
  • Assemble die using all necessary components when available and substitute when required
  • Gain continuing understanding of the assembling of dies using all components necessary whether drawn [on a print], planned, or improvised
  • Check tool steel clearance; check timing of die (cutoff to form); check slug holes and other interference’s, as well as all other die-related operations
  • Organize time and material allotment for all required jobs
  • Test own dies, making sure they function properly and are ready for inspection by Quality Assurance
  • Provide suggestions for saving time and problem solving
  • Perform all duties in a safe manner, complying with the safety rules and regulations
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area
  • Use Axapta software programs to enter time/payroll information, job information, etc.

Minimum Years of Experience

High school degree or equivalent. At least one year of recent related tooling and shop experience which includes the following skills and abilities: working knowledge of the production process and metal fabrication machines to aid in the continuous quality improvement of the dies that you build; strong working knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods, and practices used in production tooling operations; strong knowledge of related safety requirements to include proper use of safety equipment and proper safety precautions; ability to understand, follow, and issue routine oral and written instructions; ability to problem solve in the press area with minimal help; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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BTD is a fast growing company providing custom metalwork services for some of the world’s top brands from facilities in the Midwest and Southeast. We invest heavily in our people and our facilities.

21315 Heywood Avenue, Lakeville, Minnesota

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