Job Description

Posted Date2 years ago(10/17/2022 1:55 PM)
# of Openings
Tool and Die
Flex-N-Gate Effingham, LLC


Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.

Scope of the Position

Engaged in operating machines/equipment for general die maintenance and at the press machines. Tool-Mold Repair would repair and maintain injection molds.


  • Under the direction of the Tool Room Supervisor/Manager, repairs and maintains injection molds
  • Examines form and texture of plastic parts to detect imperfections on Class A surfaces
  • Dismantles dies to access and repair tools
  • Studies specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models or descriptions and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate plastic parts
  • Lifts dies with overhead cranes
  • Verifies dimensions, alignments and clearances
  • Connects writing and hydraulic lines to install electrical and hydraulic components
  • Examines tools and recommends design modifications regarding construction and function of the part
  • Knowledge of hydraulics and electrical troubleshooting
  • Perform preventative and predictive maintenance on injection molds
  • Work with production to identify issues
  • Repair and/or modify injection molds
  • Ensure all safety requirements are designed into the projects and prints
  • Ensures housekeeping and Health & Safety Standards are maintained
  • Complies with policies and procedures pertaining to facility or divisional adopted standards such as TS 16949 and ISO 14001
  • Utilizes the concepts of continuous improvement and cost reduction in the execution of the job function


  • High School Diploma/GED required
  • 5 years tooling experience minimum required
  • Journeyman's card preferred
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Shift work required
  • Proficient using overhead mono-rail and bridge cranes
  • Repairs on injection molds
  • Various welding techniques
  • Proficient using milling machine
  • Proficient using a Lath
  • Proficient in various levels of polishing to SPA1/SPA2 surfaces
  • Proficient in cleaning molds
  • Proficient in identifying and repairing tooling issues (ejector pins, vents, etc.)
  • Tier 1 automotive preferred
  • Should know how to read blueprint and specifications with knowledge
  • Strong root cause analysis experience desired
  • Measurement equipment including but not limited to CMM, micrometer, Calipers, vision systems experience
  • Stand for a minimum of 8 hours per shift
  • Lift 20 pounds with arms and hands


• Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance; and a flexible spending account
• 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
• Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
• Paid holidays and vacation time

What do our employees have to say?
“It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”
“Lots of growth opportunity.”
“The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
Not just a job—a great place to work!

Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

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