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Tooling Repair Technician MI Open (J#26849)
Education: Associates Degree
Experience: 1 - 3 years

Summit Polymers, Inc. is a world-class Tier One and Tier Two automotive supplier of plastic injection molded interior trim, specializing in the design, prototype and production of instrument panel, console components and mechanical assemblies for kinetic parts. Summit is a privately held company with roughly 2000 employees at 9 manufacturing sites, with plants in SW Michigan, Kentucky, Mexico, and China; plus a Technical Center in Kalamazoo, MI and Sales and Engineering office in Dearborn, MI. Among Summit's customer base are Toyota, Ford, and GM. Summit's track record of profitability and success is a direct result of commitment to superior product development using set-based engineering, lean manufacturing, and technological leadership. A high-energy staff is dedicated to the quality, the urgency, and the low cost that is imperative to survival in today's global automotive economy.

This position requires the skill to repair molds, jigs, fixtures and other tooling equipment involved in the molding and assembly of plastic products. The position requires the skill level to to modify and repair existing injection molds, and the ability to inspect and verify changes made by outside molding vendors to assure accuracy. Responsibilities include assessing and diagnosing problems and implementing corrective modifications to injection molds, jigs and fixtures. This requires maintaining adequate repair supplies, tracking and recording repairs, modifications and inventory.

Requirements
Journeyman level skills or several years in a Toolmaker apprenticeship are necessary qualification for this position. SPI does not build tools, but a high skill set is necessary to make modifications and adjustments to new, existing and take-over production tools. Candidates must be willing to test to assess their skill level and may be required to take classes.

Minimum of 2 years in mold or tool repair, including experience with jigs and fixtures.
Possess the ability to train others for routine positions and gather information.
Candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, perform repeated bending and lifting during work shift.
Possess appropriate hand eye coordination for use of hand tools and cranes
Must be able to wear steel toe footwear as required.

Summit offers a very competitive compensation and benefit package, generous 401(k), flexible spending options, relocation consideration, medical, dental, prescription and life insurance, plus progressive career advancement for high performers. Applicants must include salary requirements and/or history. Summit is unable to sponsor any additional F1, TN or H1B Visas at this time. This position requires you to be able to meet our pre-employment testing standards and complete all post-hire training expectations.
 
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