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Career Profiles: Machinists & Toolmakers
Producing millions of suspension assemblies with little to no part-to-part variation requires some of the most complex tooling in the industry.
 
Using to state-of-the-art equipment, our machinists and toolmakers build precision tooling for our high-speed stamping presses and automated manufacturing units. A typical manufacturing unit has up to 250 pieces of tooling, and a single piece of tooling can have up to 300 subcomponents. Our Tooling Operations group can design and build a set of tooling for one manufacturing unit in as little as 26 days.  

Machinist - As a machinist, you will work closely with designers, toolmakers, engineers and other machinists to produce tools that meet exacting design specifications. In our fast-paced team environment, you will be responsible for setup and operation of programmable VMCs, EDMs, precison grinders, surface grinders, mills, lathes and other machine tools.

Toolmakers - As a toolmaker, you will be responsible for maintaining the tools and dies used in our development and high-volume manufacturing operations. You will be involved with designing, building, debugging, qualifying and setting up new tooling and machines. You will also be responsible for maintaining precision dies, fabricating critical spares, performing close-tolerance modifications, recommending improvements and training suppliers.

About Our Tool Rooms - Those who tour our tool rooms are always amazed with what they see. Upon entering, you'll see an organized and clean climate-controlled environment with top-of-the-line equipment that is regularly upgraded. You'll have everything you need to perform at your very best.

Tools of the Trade

  • Bridgeport EZ-Trak, Proto Trak and conventional mills
  • J&S, Okamoto and Mitsui surface grinders with vision assist
  • Moore 450-CPWZ and 450-CP jig grinders
  • Makino S56 VMC
  • Charmilles Wire EDM machines
  • Makino Edge2 conventional EDMs
  • EDM drills include CT300 and CT500 models