Senior Journeyman Tool Maker

2300004E Requisition #

Teijin Automotive Technologies is an innovative and full-service Tier One supplier with a global presence and emphasis in development for lightweight technologies.  Teijin Automotive offers employees the opportunity to join a leading edge company within the composite material industry and enjoy the benefits offered by a growing company in North America and internationally. 

We are seeking a $1,000.00 Sign On Bonus. Senior Tool Maker - Journeyman for our Conneaut, Ohio Plant.

Hourly Pay Rate Range is $33.26 - $38.88.

$1,000 *Sign-on bonus.

The payout will be. $250 at 30 days, $250 at 60 days, and the remaining $500 at 90 days. Sign-on bonus applies to full-time positions only. The bonus does not apply to rehires who have worked at Teijin Automotive Conneaut within the last 12 months of their termination date.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Fabricate and/or modify equipment required to support company requirements.
  • Responsible for sharpening and replacing dies, punches and inserts in molds, hydra pierces, and punches. 
  • Obtain pricing on any item required to maintain readiness of department.
  • Specify proper material specifications for items required to maintain readiness of department.
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance Work Orders as directed by Maintenance/Tooling Manager.
  • Diagnose, repair and/or replacement of components on all systems and equipment, including but not limited to Hydraulic Presses, Ovens, Oil Heaters, Assembly Machines, Drill Fixtures, Cooling Tanks, Bonders, Temperature Controllers, Air Compressors, Water and Chiller Cooling Systems.
  • Direct and assist in the removal and installation of Mold, Dies, and secondary equipment.
  • Direct and assist in the installation of pneumatic, hydraulic, water, and cooling lines and connectors.
  • Direct and assist in the cleaning of equipment.
  • Give general assistance to all Maintenance Personnel.
  • Be available for call out for technical support and repairs after normal working hours.


  • Must have proven experience in the fabrication of devices, equipment, and systems.
  • Must be capable of transforming simple sketches into functional devices.
  • Must be capable of sharpening and replacing punches, inserts, and drills.
  • Must have experience working with End Mills, Surface grinders, Metal Lathes, Drill Presses, welders,    and all other standard fabricating tools.
  • Must have experience using Dial Calipers, Micrometers, inside and outside calipers, and other standard     measuring equipment.
  • Must have a good understanding of metals including their properties, and characteristics.
  • Must have a minimum twenty mold set experience as crew leader under direct guidance of Maintenance/Tooling Manager.
  • Must be capable of performing Plant startup and shut down operations.
  • Must be capable of sharpening knives, cutters, drills, and blades as required per production requirements.
  • Must be capable of changing drills, punches, and cutters on all required equipment.
  • Must understand purpose, and format of Maintenance Setup Sheets and Create Instruction Sheets.
  • Must understand Manufacturing Work Instruction manuals as they pertain to Tool Setup.
  • Must know location and type of all ovens, oil heaters, bonders, and presses used at this facility.
  • Must have a complete knowledge of Plant operations and procedures.
  • Specific knowledge of Hand Tools and Operation.
  • Must hold a valid Teijin issued Fork Truck Operators License.
  • Must understand and practice all Safety Procedures and policies.
  • Must be initiative-taking.
  • Ability to work with Oral and/or Written direction.
  • Perform tasks with no direct supervision.
  • A working and educational background relevant to responsibilities listed on this job description. Position     responsible for this position at Teijin maintain right of determination of individual qualifications and ability to perform duties as stated above.
  • Some qualifications may be waived at the discretion of the Department Manager.

Physical Requirements: 

Excellent health and physical condition required. Jobs require good range of motion involving bending, stooping, reaching, walking, and prolonged standing. Physical requirement of lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs. Personal protective equipment required for particular jobs.  Must be able to work near hot temperature molds and materials (290°F- 450°F). Knowledge of chemicals specific to job-some exposure to fumes. Good eye, hand, and foot coordination. Must have license to operate forklift and have valid driver license.

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