Die Tender 3rd Shift Hot Stamp - Chattanooga, TN / Plant 1



Date:  Nov 26, 2023

Die Tender 3rd Shift Hot Stamp - Chattanooga, TN / Plant 1


Role Summary 

Supports Tooling, Operations, and Quality as die tender. Cleaning and washing dies. 


Key Responsibilities 

  • Health & Safety of self, including outside contractors and/or support personnel.
  • Routinely cleans dies, following a schedule so that every die in the plant is cleaned/washed at the required frequency.
  • Take dies to tool room or storage, as necessary.
  • Open, flip, and clean/wash dies in tool room. 
  • Manages the flow of dies through the tool room and wash bay.
  • Operates high pressure washing equipment, Pneumatic grinders, overhead cranes and forklifts.
  • Identifies opportunities to improve work-flow to maximize daily output.
  • Reports tooling related issues to the area Supervisor as they are observed.
  • Perform daily checklist on cranes and operate and pre-inspect straps and slings before use.
  • Maintains die storage areas in an organized way when pulling or placing dies in storage area. Put dies in correct location. 
  • Improve overall safety and efficiency related issues by taking a pro-active lead in the Continuous Improvement Activities.
  • As part of the tooling team, Die Tender is expected to take an active role in housekeeping of the work area.
  • Assist with on the job training.
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary or appropriate.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and make daily adjustments to the schedule as needed.


Knowledge and Education 

  • High school diploma/GED required with technical schooling preferred.
  • At least 1 year job related experience.
  • Can demonstrate work experience, ideally within a manufacturing environment.
  • Forklift and Crane Certified.


Key Qualifications/Requirements 

  • Ability to work under pressure to tight timelines.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Clear understanding of Lean Principals & Tools


Additional Information

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle, manipulate, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, talk and hear
  • Employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • The ability to listen to  and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so other will understand


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and seek to hire the best candidate regardless of age, beliefs, disability, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

About us

We are a multi-technology company present in over 20 countries and our team of over 40,000 is made up of 90 different nationalities. They are the driving force of our company, which designs, develops and produces parts for over 900 models of the leading vehicle manufacturers, and enable us to be one of the top suppliers worldwide.

Do you have what it takes to build the future of mobility with us?

- You will be joining a leading international group in the automotive sector with a clear commitment to innovation, a trail-blazer in Industry 4.0 and engaged with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria.

- This is an opening to build a career in a global environment with many opportunities to grow both professionally and personally by participating and leading innovative and international projects.

- You will find a supportive and friendly environment where the emphasis is on team work, continuous improvement, trust, a dynamic spirit and thinking outside the box, and a passion for a job well done.

- You will be working with highly qualified professionals as Gestamp is committed to the ongoing training of our teams.

Join the Gestamp team!