Tool & Die Maker- Apprentice
Company: Knoll, Inc.
Posted on: August 7, 2022
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
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
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
Participates in standard job rotations. Perform job rotation with
team members to insure proper standardized work and ergonomic
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
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
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.
Indicates the percentage of time during a typical workday that each
of the following physical activates is performed:
Coordinate Foot, Hand, Eye
Under 10 lbs.
10 to 25 lbs.
26 to 55 lbs.
Under 10 lbs.
10 to 25 lbs.
26 to 55 lbs.
Being Around Moving Machinery
Changes in Temperature/Humidity
Must a vehicle be driven to perform the essential functions:
Personal Protective Equipment
Exposure to Dust, Vapors
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken
Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds by the ear with or without
Seeing: Obtaining impression through the eyes of the shape, size
distance, motion, color, or other characteristics of objects with
or without correction.
Repetitive Motion: Repetitious movement of arms, hands, wrists,
* 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.
* High school diploma or equivalent.
* Apprenticeship Program coursework leading to a Journeyman card
* 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.
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