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2nd Shift Tool & Die Maker




Melrose Park, IL

Job Description:

Interlake Mecalux is looking to hire a 2nd shift Tool & Die Maker to work at our plant in Melrose Park, IL.

The Tool and Die Maker builds, restores, alters and services a variety of tools used for metal stamping and cutting of steel parts. They generally work from drawings and sketches, but may construct parts where no design is available. 

2nd shift: 2pm – 10pm Monday – Friday, with OT as needed.


  • Observe machine operation to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunctions, adjusting machines as necessary.

  • Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, V. Milling, Surface Grinder and bench drills.

  • Select, install, and adjust alignment of drills, cutters, dies, guides, and holding devices, using templates, calipers, micrometers, other measuring instruments, and hand tools.

  • Utilize all machinist’s hand tools, machine tools, precision measuring instruments and shop mathematics including geometry and trigonometry.

  • Set up dies and secondary equipment in accordance with approved processes.

  • Work with maintenance, quality, safety and production personnel to assure that issues are properly communicated.

  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum requirements:

  • Previous strong experience working with machine shop equipment such as lathes, progressive punch die, bench drills, planers, drill press, micrometers, and calipers, working with very tight tolerances.

  • Ability to interpret blue prints.

  • Ability to work in hot and cold plant conditions.

  • Knowledge of safe working behaviors.

  • Ability to stand entire shift, bend and squat frequently, and lift up to 40 lbs. frequently.

Interlake Mecalux offers:

  • Competitive compensation

  • Become part of an industry leading dynamic team with a high focus on delivering results and continuous improvement

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match; 100% vested immediately upon contributing and no waiting period to start participating

  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off with the option to cash out unused PTO every year

  • Possibility for telework days, depending on position, with flexible make-up time for exempt employees

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield medical insurance plans, along with dental and vision benefits.

  • Opportunities for career development and advancement; specialize in specific areas or gain new skills in different departments


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