Tool & Die Technician 3rd Shift Hot Stamp - Chattanooga, TN / Plant 1



Date:  Nov 26, 2023

Tool & Die Technician 3rd Shift Hot Stamp - Chattanooga, TN / Plant 1


Role Summary 

Perform scheduled and unscheduled tool and die making/repair and equipment maintenance activities. Employ various technologies including: Sheet metal blanking line, Transfer and Progressive sheet metal Stamping Presses, Robotic welding/assembly cells, primarily spot welding, mid frequency welding, servo guns.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for troubleshooting, upkeep, preventive maintenance, dimensional capability, making and continuous improvement of various tools, dies, jigs, and fixtures in an automotive stamping and robotic welding facility.
  • Fabrication of new and repair of replacement details for robotic weld cells, spot weld cells as well as  assemble, build and maintain fixtures.
  • Committed involvement with quality, cost savings, and continuous tool, die and mechanical improvements.
  • Any other duties deemed necessary or appropriate including but not limited to die setting as required.


Knowledge and Education 

  • USDOL Tool & Die Journeyman’s Card or proof of (8) years related experience.
  • Minimum (2) years experience trouble shooting in a Production Stamping Plant.
  • Experience relative to medium to large Tandem Line Dies or small to medium Transfer Dies or medium to large Progressive Dies required with experience relative to Transfer Dies & large Progressive Dies a plus.
  • Experience with implementation of Engineering Changes a plus.


Key Qualifications/Requirements 

  • Must be a Team oriented player & work well with others.
  • Must have own basic set of precision/hand tools.
  • Must be able to read detail prints & order perishable details such as pierce punches & buttons, gas springs, guide pins and bushings, etc.
  • Must be willing to work any shift as Plant schedule and/or manpower requirements deem necessary. 
  • Must be willing to work overtime as required (including Sundays) to maintain all Plant functions relative to the Tool Room such as but not limited to Program Launch, die repairs, engineering change timing to customer dates/requirements, etc.


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
  • The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted


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!