Jarden Corporation Technician, Tooling and Set Up in Chattanooga, Tennessee


Job Summary:

The Tooling / Set-up Technician have the primary responsibility of set-up and line out of all roll fed and inline equipment. This position also acts as a technical resource for all processing equipment. This position reports directly to the Tool Room Shift Supervisor and also takes direction from the Technical Manager.

Basic Duties and Task Statements:


  • Must be able to set-up and line out all Roll Fed and inline equipment in the prescribed amount of time with the prescribed material.

  • Must be able to work with less experienced operators training them on the approved safe methods of setting up and operating the machines.

  • Contribute to the ongoing effort to update and revise the machine training manuals and JSA’s.

  • Must be able to perform basic mechanical basic machine maintenance, repair tasks and P.M.

  • Set-up person will be involved in the decision making process for upgrade and/or replacement of existing machinery.

  • Must be able to work closely with the Tooling Department developing improvements and modification to the tools.

  • Must be able to work with sales and tool design departments with the purpose of assuring that new tools have been designed to run efficiently on WNA equipment.

  • Must be able to work closely with the Process Engineer, lead person, maintenance, operators and packers with the goal of minimizing set-up time, maximizing production efficiency and eliminating scrap.

  • To make any and all adjustments to the machines as it relates to the set-up of the tooling in to production.

  • Must maintain a clean and safe work area. Set-up person must always be aware of the safety and housekeeping of others working in the area. If there is a problem, the set-up person must notify the lead person or supervisor.

  • Must be able to do all tool preparation (including insert changes, plug installation, etc.) before set-up and tear down and disassembly after the production run.

  • Must do proper tool inspection and institute tool repair work orders, when necessary, before the tool is stored.

  • Must be able to do minor tool repairs (broken bolts, seal rubber, die sharpening, die shimming, etc.)

  • Must be able to work over time as needed.

  • Must be able to read product specifications, process documents, and set-up documents.

  • Must be able to write, explain downtime process changes.

  • Basic math skills required Percentages, fractions, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction.

  • Must have or be able to learn basic computer skills.


Basic Competencies and Requirements:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent required

  • A minimum of 1-3 years experience in an industrial environment required

  • Ability to work well in a team environment & motivate others within the team

  • Ability to guide and train new mechanics

  • Provide tools to perform duties of position

Mental Demands:

  • Must be able to communicate verbally and written.

  • Must be able to calculate scrap, measure downtime, production and labor.

  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, tools, practices and procedures

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to apply torque to wrenches and ratchets, lift tooling dies and associated parts into the machine with human and mechanical assistance, 10% - 25% of the time. Up to 50 pounds.

  • Must be able to lift cartons onto pallets, 5% - 10% of the time. Up to 35 pounds.

  • Normal Dexterity & Weight Requirements (requires extensive walking, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, climbing and lifting up to 60 pounds)

  • Work over time as need

Visual Demands:

  • Must be able to compare product to signed samples and to written QA specifications.

COMPANY: Waddington North America, Inc.

Requisition Id: 110944

Location: TN - Chattanooga