Tool & Die Maker

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 days ago(5/22/2024 10:49 AM)
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Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.

Scope of the Position

The Tool and Die Maker will be responsible for working under minimal supervision, laying out, constructing and repairing shop tools, gauges, fixtures, jigs and dies per blueprints, drawings and /or verbal instructions for use within the plant.


Must be able to work all shifts (days, afternoons, midnights). 


Core Competencies

  • Team Work
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Time Management
  • Quality Orientation
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking
  • Decision making and Judgment
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Operating Equipment
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Coaching and Mentoring


Job Duties

  • Read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications of tools, dies, prototypes or models
  • Prepare templates and sketches, and determine work processes
  • Compute dimensions and tolerances and set up machine tools
  • Position, secure, measure and work metal stock or castings to lay out for machining
  • Set up, operate and maintain a variety of conventional and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machine tools to cut, turn, mill, plane, drill, bore, grind or otherwise shape work piece to prescribed dimensions and finish
  • Verify machined parts for conformance to specifications using precision measuring instruments such as Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM), vernier callipers, micrometers, and electronic measuring devices
  • Fit and assemble or disassemble parts using hand tools
  • Test completed tools, dies, jigs or fixtures for proper operation
  • May program CNC machine tools
  • Operates machines such as lathes, drill presses, punch presses, shapers and grinders to fabricate dies, tools, jigs and fixtures
  • Repairs and reworks dies, tools, jigs, etc., per blueprints/engineering drawings/sketches/verbal instructions
  • May construct components and parts to close tolerances that may have nonstandard or unusual shapes
  • May assist in the construction and rebuilding of machines used in production
  • Cleans, checks and lubricates machines to maintain proper operation
  • May heat treat small parts to ensure conformity to specifications
  • Actively participates in the Quality Improvement System
  • Performs other duties as required 

Work Conditions

  • Physical ability to lift up to 50lb
  • Safety equipment will be required, e.g. steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, ear protection etc.
  • Overtime as required
  • Hazards associated with the trade


  • High School Diploma
  • Certificate of Qualification for Tool and Die Maker
  • Min. 1-3 years working experience in Tool and Die Making/Maintenance
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a busy environment
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain, troubleshoot and improve dies
  • Good understanding of presses and how they affect die performance and part quality


• Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance
• RRSP retirement savings plan
• Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
• Paid holidays and vacation time

What do our employees have to say?
“It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”
“Lots of growth opportunity.”
“The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
Not just a job—a great place to work!

Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer.   Ontario Human Rights Code and AODA.


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