Tool & Die Maker (Midnight)
at our site in Aurora

KIRCHHOFF Automotive is a development partner to the automotive industry. We are active worldwide as a full-service supplier for complex metal and hybrid structures in body-inwhite, crash management systems, chassis applications and cross car beams. With 8,000 employees we are active all over the globe.

Your Tasks

  • Plan and construct a wide variety of tools, dies, fixtures and gauges to very close tolerances, or construct more complex units where design is available.
  • Perform development work, layout and difficult tool room machine operations, fitting, timing and adjusting, e.g. combination dies for parts or irregular contour, box type drill jigs with difficult locating or nesting features, ordinary index milling fixtures.
  • Dismantles and repairs or replaces parts of damaged dies and fixtures, fits and assembles parts, and tests repaired dies for proper operation.
  • Verifies conformance of dies, new or repaired to specification by checking dimensions, cutting clearances, forms and alignments as required.
  • Operates cranes safely to remove and/or relocate dies to specific work stations/equipment.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective preventative maintenance program.  Ensures all tools are properly fit for use.
  • Prepares sketches for machining of tool details.
  • Performs basic layout inspections of both tooling and manufactured components in press.
  • Participates in ongoing Continuous Improvement processes.
  • Takes direction from Supervisor/Lead Hand, as applicable.
  • Protects own health and safety by working in compliance with established safe work practices and procedures.
  • Maintains safety standard and cleanliness of workplace and equipment as outlined by company policy.
  • Any other reasonable request made by management.
  • Contributes to a safe, clean and comfortable work environment that complements the Occupational Health and Safety Act by ensuring the principles of the 5S discipline (simplify, separate, sanitize, standardize and support) are supported and adhered to.
  • Ensures he/she is in full compliance with the laws of Ontario and/or any other province or state, while representing KIRCHHOFF Automotive or during the use of any KIRCHHOFF Automotive provided equipment.
  • Judgement – exercises judgement re:
  • Anticipates potential problems and solves within appropriate time frames using continuous-improvement methods
  • Accountability – is accountable in areas of:
  • Build, repairs and maintains tools and jigs in limited time to meet production and engineering requirements
  • Maintains accurate records of all ongoing repairs and improvements of tools and jigs
  • All tools kept in good repair and calibrated as required
  • Keeps up to date on all new tooling processes and techniques
  • Contacts – establishes/maintains relationships:
  • Function is performed in communication with representative from Pres Shop and Engineering
  • Requires constant two-2ay flow of information to convey ideas and pass on knowledge among work peers

Your Profile

Work Experience

  • Recognized technical trade certificate – Tool & Die Maker or minimum 10 years of experience
  • Mut have all tools common to trade practice
  • Proficient in reading and working with blueprints
  • Capable of working with varied ranges of ferrous and non-ferrous materials
  • Profiecient in workshop theory and calculation
  • Ability to work with SPC


  • Competent in all Tool Room machining to close tolerances
  • Able to work with limited guidance and supervision
  • Able to work with others as part of a team
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to troubleshoot tooling problems and estimate timelines for resolution

Your Benefits

  • Retirement Plan
  • Perfect Attendance Award
  • Service Awards
  • Vacation and Extra Personal Paid Days
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Home and Auto Group Insurance program
  • Supplier Discount on purchasing a new car

Your contact

KIRCHHOFF Automotive Aurora
200 Vandorf Sideroad
Aurora, ON, L4G3V2

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