Clayton Corporation
  • 27-Jun-2017 to 26-Aug-2017 (CST)
  • Production
  • Fenton, MO, USA
  • Full Time



POSITION SUMMARY: Perform duties required to perform machining operations and bench work to design and build dies, tools, molds, fixtures, jigs, etc., of complex design, close tolerances and finish requirements, following product drawings and blueprints and applying knowledge of tool and die design and construction, shop mathematics, metal properties, machining, and assembly procedures.


Essential Functions

  1. Study specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualize dies or molds to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts, and make recommendations to tool and part design for function and manufacturability.
  2. Diagnose and repair die in press or remove die to tool room for analysis.
  3. Operate welding equipment to produce precision tools.
  4. Compute dimensions, plan layout, and determine assembly method and sequence of operations.
  5. Examine standard or previously used dies, tools, and jigs and fixtures and recommend design modifications regarding construction and function of part.
  6. Remove defective parts and repair by smoothing flat and contoured surfaces using scrapers, abrasive stones, and power grinders, and fit and assemble parts together and into assemblies and mechanisms using hand tools or make drawing of part to be fabricated; insert repaired or new part and reassemble die.
  7. Set up and operate machine tools such as lathes, milling machine, EDM machine, and grinder to machine parts and verify conformance of machined parts to drawing or specification.
  8. Lift dies manually or use hoist and position and secure dies on surface of worktable using devices such as vises, V-blocks, and angle plates.
  9. Test and evaluate new and repaired molds.
  10. Train and assist maintenance employees and internal company personnel in machine shop methods and problem diagnosis.
  11. Update various drawings and records of mold maintenance activity, tool, die and mold dimensions, etc.
  12. Program, setup and operate at least one group of CNC equipment: EDM, lathes, and or vertical machining centers.
  13. Possess knowledge of and comply with SQF procedures, as appropriate.
  14. Monitor and maintain plant & office cleanliness, organization, and ensure that procedures are followed to maintain food packaging safety in all operations.

Marginal Functions

Relegate duties to the Tool Room Manager, as appropriate.

Physical/Visual Activities or Demands: Physical/visual activities or demands that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

  1. Standing, walking, sitting, kneeling, reaching, pushing, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing.
  2. Clarity of vision at a distance of 20 feet or more and 20 inches or less with the ability to judge distance and space relationships with a wide field of vision.
  3. Heavy work - exert up to 80 to 120 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 40 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly.

Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions: Environmental and atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.


            Associate exposed to atmospheric conditions that affect respiratory system or the skin such as fumes and odors but not to the point of being disagreeable; hazards such as working around moving mechanical parts; and oils and other cutting fluids with exposure strong enough to be disagreeable.


Education: Requires a broad knowledge of tool making and machining technology, mechanical principles, advanced mathematics, layout and precision measuring procedures, equivalent to apprentice training or 2 years of college.

Experience: Over five years of plastic injection mold experience and CNC experience in at least one of the fields mentioned in "ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS".

Skills and Abilities which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position:


  1. Ability to apply principles to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  2. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.
  3. Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  4. Ability to apply concepts of calculus, algebra and statistics including: analytic geometry, reliability and validity of tests, normal curve, analysis of variance, correlation techniques.
  5. Ability to read and write safety rules and instructions in the use and maintenance of shop tools and equipment, and methods and procedures in mechanical drawing and layout work.
  6. Ability to speak with poise, voice control, and confidence, using correct English and wellmodulated voice.
  7. Ability to evaluate production parts to access tooling problems and changes.

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position:

            Milling machine, lathes, precision grinders, various hand tools, EDM, CNC Equipment, computer interaction, welding and fork truck.


License(s)/Certification(s) Required: Fork Truck cert.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.

Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

"Commonly associated" is not intended to mean always or only. There are different experiences that suggest other ways or circumstances where reasonable changes or accommodations are appropriate.

All activities, Demands, Conditions and Requirements are linked to Essential Job Functions unless marked with an asterisk which denotes linkage only to marginal function(s).

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