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Tool & Die Maker- Apprentice

Company: Knoll, Inc.
Location: Muskegon
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

COMPANY PROFILE

Knoll, Inc. is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients in person and digitally to create inspired modern interiors. We are part of MillerKnoll, the engine powering the world's most dynamic design brands. Our internationally recognized portfolio includes furniture, textiles, leathers, lighting, accessories, and architectural and acoustical elements. Our brands - Knoll Office, KnollStudio, KnollTextiles, KnollExtra, Spinneybeck - FilzFelt, Edelman Leather, HOLLY HUNT, DatesWeiser, Muuto, and Fully - reflect our commitment to modern design that meets the diverse requirements of high-performance workplaces, work from home settings and luxury residential interiors. A recipient of the National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement from the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, we can help organizations achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Living Building Challenge and WELL Building workplace certifications. To learn more about our initiatives to support more inclusive and diverse communities, visit Knoll.com/Community.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

Supports all manufacturing teams through the maintenance of all dies and fixtures to ensure productivity and zero PPMs.

MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES (MBO's)

Each year the Tool and Die Repair will coordinate, with the pressroom team leader the specific results, improvements, or accomplishments required in support of the Knoll Muskegon and department objectives.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Repairs and maintains dies in automatic press area. Responsible for setting up and operating machine tools to quickly repair broken sections, weld broken sections, make punches and buttons, troubleshoot out of specification conditions, capping and uncapping dies when needed, heat treating small sections, making necessary repairs. This work will occur both in the tool room and the press. Works with outside vendors to coordinate and manage the repair of new and or broken sections outside the competencies of Knoll Muskegon.

Repairs and maintains fixtures in assembly and weld area. Responsible for quickly responding to support assembly and weld areas requests; repair broken fixtures, troubleshoot out of specification conditions, making necessary repairs.

Support the design and launch of new programs. Responsible for participating with Tooling Engineer to monitor, develop, and accept new tools in accordance with Knoll Muskegon die standards.

Maintain inventory of materials - consumables. Maintain minimum and maximum inventory levels on all tool room consumables; punches, button, spring, shims, small die details, bolts, washers, high maintenance die parts, specialty steels, etc.

Set up dies to support production.

Inspect, clean, repair, sharpen, and change over dies to blueprint specification.

Participates in standard job rotations. Perform job rotation with team members to insure proper standardized work and ergonomic safety.

Perform routine maintenance on grinding machine.

Performs layout for dies, fixtures, and parts. When making repairs or trouble shooting on dies, responsible for accurately measuring die and part angles, clearances, and tolerances.

Conducts problem solving utilizing preventative maintenance and quality documentation and records. Recalls and analyzes data from preventative maintenance die data base to recommend design modifications, trouble shoot, perform predictive die maintenance, and verify past history.

Supports and participates in all changes to standardized changeovers. Participates in all changes to standardized change over with fellow team members to insure ability to do the change over and gain the competitive benefits of continuous improvement. When needed, assists automatic press teams in efficient change over and start-ups.

Performs scheduled preventive maintenance work. Works with all team members to conduct daily, weekly, and/or monthly preventive maintenance for tool room equipment. Follows all visual controls and takes action to correct situations outside of controls.

Performs all 5S housekeeping tasks. Works to ensure work area is maintained in a clean, orderly, and safe condition at all times. Completes all regularly scheduled 5S checks. Assists in any 5S activity scheduled for assigned work area. Immediately alerts team members and team leader of all unsafe work conditions.

Participates as a member of the Tool & Die Team. Participates in ongoing development, communication and implementation of team concepts, programs and policies. Coordinates work to ensure best practices with all team members. Attends appropriate team meetings. Accepts responsibility to quickly identify any areas of lack of cohesiveness, bringing them to the attention of the team leader and working with the team in a supportive manner to resolve issues effecting cohesiveness. Actively look for ways, and reinforce actions needed, to achieve synergy possible within the larger organization.

Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives. This position description is intended to guide the activities of the Tool and Die Team Member. It is not intended to limit the thinking and creativity of the person to the work of this function. Nor is it intended that this describe all the work that may be required of the person in this position.

Participates in the Tool and Die Maker Apprentice program.

Physical Activity

Indicates the percentage of time during a typical workday that each of the following physical activates is performed:

Activity

Never

Rarely

0-10%

Occasionally

11%-33%

Frequently

34%-66%

Continuously

67%-100%

Physical Demand:

Sitting

X

Standing

X

Bend/Twist

X

Squat/Kneel

X

Climb

X

Crawl

X

Coordinate Foot, Hand, Eye

X

Walking

X

Lifting/Carrying:

Under 10 lbs.

X

10 to 25 lbs.

X

26 to 55 lbs.

X

Pushing/Pulling:

Under 10 lbs.

X

10 to 25 lbs.

X

26 to 55 lbs.

X

Reaching:

Above

X

At

X

Below

X

Environment:

Unprotected Heights

X

Being Around Moving Machinery

X

Changes in Temperature/Humidity

X-Seasonal

Driving Equipment

X

Must a vehicle be driven to perform the essential functions:

Yes-25%

Color Discrimination

X

Personal Protective Equipment

X

Exposure to Dust, Vapors

X

Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken words.

X

Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds by the ear with or without correction.

X

Seeing: Obtaining impression through the eyes of the shape, size distance, motion, color, or other characteristics of objects with or without correction.

X

Repetitive Motion: Repetitious movement of arms, hands, wrists, etc.

X

Required Skills

* Problem Solving: Demonstrated ability to analyze problems and develop appropriate solutions.
* Project Management: Demonstrated ability to lead and manage projects under minimal supervision and meet required deadlines.
* Knoll Operating systems principles and objectives: Knows all Knoll Muskegon established operating systems (e.g. quality, safety, environmental). Understands the responsibility to maintain familiarity the systems and this position's role in support of these systems - including a consideration of the impact of individual actions on the systems and the responsibility to communicate concerns and improvement ideas.

Required Experience

* High school diploma or equivalent.
* Apprenticeship Program coursework leading to a Journeyman card preferred
* Technical Experience: Minimum of 1 or more years related technical experience in a manufacturing environment.
* Working knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques, principles, and tools preferred.

Who We Hire

Simply put, we hire everyone. MillerKnoll is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veterans from every branch of military service, and more. Here, you can bring your whole self to work. We're committed to equal opportunity employment, including veterans and people with disabilities.

Keywords: Knoll, Inc., Grand Rapids , Tool & Die Maker- Apprentice, Other , Muskegon, Michigan

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