Pella Corporation Careers - Job Description


Tool & Die Builder (2nd & 3rd shift positions available)

Req. Code: TB-625722
Position Code:
Job Code: 20150
Location: Pella, IA
Level 1: Unassigned
Level 2: Unassigned
Job Level: Non-Management
Shift Type: Evening
Pay Grade:
Posting Start Date: 08/09/2017
Posting End Date: 11/09/2017


Please indicate your shift preference – 2nd shift; or 3rd shift; or either shift within the information you provide.



This position works independently and with teams on fabrication, maintenance and repair of dies from and for production.  The Tool & Die Technician understands the operation of and performs construction, maintenance, troubleshooting, and sharpening of dies.    



·         Tobacco free workplace.

·         Pass drug screen

·         High school diploma or equivalency

·         Pass pre-work vision screen

·         Pass pre-employment tests

·         Work in a team environment with the ability to communicate in a concise, polite, and respectful manner



·         Noise level requires hearing protection in designated areas

·         Season high temperatures and humidity



·         Comply with safety, quality, and production requirements and procedures, including proper PPE usage

·         Regular/dependable attendance required

·         Maintain good housekeeping and workplace organization

·         Flexibility of work hours including overtime & adjusting shift schedule tp meet business needs

·         Able to work with and around moving equipment/machines

·         Safely work with chemicals in the workplace

·         Proficient use of a variety of precision machining tools and measurement devices

·         Perform die construction, debug, qualification, maintenance, and sharpening

·         Must maintain required PIV license



·         Ability to rotate to other positions as needed

·         Willingness to travel

·         Other duties may be assigned



·         Manufacturing related experience is preferred

·         A degree in Tool & Die or other equivalent program or a minimum of 3 years of equivalent experience in the Tool & Die field or completion of the die builder trainee program within the first 2 years in the role.



·         Able to work with minimal supervision

·         Proficient computer knowledge

·         Read and interpret blueprints

·         Accuracy and attention to detail

·         Proficient mechanical and math aptitude

·         Decision making/Problem solving skills

·         Time Management

·         Ability to work with internal and external customers

·         Demonstrated competency in the use of typical equipment in a die shop including CNC machining equipment



·         Blueprint Reading

·         Math of Material Mechanics

·         Measurement Technology

·         Quality Technology

·         Algebra/Trigonometry

·         Lift Truck & Burden Carrier License


MAINTENANCE TRAINING (Pella or Equivalent Education/Certification) PREFERRED prior to entering role:

·         Welding

·         Metallurgy

·         Hydraulics - Pneumatics

·         Auto Cad

·         Solid Edge Interface Introduction



·         Lift up to 100 lbs. at waist level and up to 70 lbs. at shoulder level up to an occasional basis when moving products

·         Push or pull with up to 100 lbs. of force up to an occasional basis when moving products

·         Generate up to 90 lbs. of grip strength up to an occasional basis with each hand while handling products

·         Generate up to 15 lbs. of pinch strength up to an occasional basis with each hand while handling products

·         Display average coordination with both hands up to a continuous basis while performing job tasks

·         Perform elevated work up to an occasional basis when handling products

·         Stoop, kneel or squat up to an occasional basis when handling products

·         Reach forward and to the side up to a frequent basis when handling products

·         Stand up to a continuous basis and walk up to a frequent basis during the course of each shift

·         Able to perform repetitive tasks up to 12 hours per day