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Magna Die Setter in Sterling Heights, Michigan

Die Setter

Job Number: 67304

Group: Magna Powertrain

Division: MPT Sterling Heights

Job Type: Permanent/Regular


Sterling Heights, MICHIGAN, US, 48310

Work Style:

Job Number: 67304

Group: Magna Powertrain

Division: MPT Sterling Heights

Job Type: Permanent/Regular


Work Style:

About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.

Forward. For all.

Group Summary

Transforming mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, safer and lighter. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain, and we do it by creating world-class powertrain systems. We are a premier supplier for the global automotive industry with full capabilities in design, development, testing and manufacturing of complex powertrain systems. Our name stands for quality, environmental consciousness, and safety. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.

About the Role

The Die Setter is responsible for setting dies in presses in a safe and effective manner.

Your Responsibilities

  • Locate die, associated tooling & gauging and proper material for job set up.

  • Responsible for continuously improving the process or changeover to reduce the time it takes for changeovers.

  • Keep die racks and finger bar racks neat, clean and organized.

  • All chutes and miscellaneous die set equipment must be properly put away.

  • Operate hi-lo, crane and any other equipment required to transfer equipment. Ability to transfer the die in the proper manner. Align the die, steel, feeder, etc., and secure the equipment as required. Adjust press, feed, coil height, knockout, air pins, as required to obtain inspection approval and safe operation. Set up Peripheral equipment such as guards, conveyors, lubricators, and unloading devices. Perform related labor as required to clean up, set up, and organize. Return the dies and materials to the proper location. Cut off or make air pins, parallels, knockouts, chutes etc. as required. Maintain and record all related paperwork such as die set up sheets, checklists etc. Perform first off inspections with established inspection methods to confirm setup / changeover was performed correctly. Must be able to run 200 pcs before releasing job to the operator. Provide training to Press Operator I’s. Participate in internal, external and LPA audit activities when required. Instruct Press Operator I’s during die changes to assist in die set. Assist with coordination of production floor including MAFACT activities, training of employees and driving best practices. Support and participate in division and department improvement initiatives through Continuous Improvement Suggestion Program, and sharing of knowledge, ideas, and/or best practices with co-workers. Ensure that company policies and procedures are adhered to including IATF 2016:16949, ISO14001 (EMS), Mafact and Employee Handbook. Follows MIOSHA and MPTSH safety regulations and policies, including wearing required P.P.E. (Personal Protective Equipment) and Lockout. Reports unsafe conditions to Supervisor/Leader. Complies with the designated ISO / 14001 responsibilities related to effective environmental management in accordance with MPT’s Environmental Management System (EMS).

Who we are looking for

  • High School Diploma or GED. 2-3 years of die setting experience with metal stamping dies, including progressive, transfer and line dies. At least 2-3 years’ experience adjusting and programming transfer systems. Ability to perform heavy manual labor such as bolting dies into presses. Knowledge of MIOSHA standards.

  • Able to work independently. Ability to work with others in a fast-paced team environment. Ability to exercise initiative, common sense and ability to maintain effective internal and external working relationships. Results-oriented team player. Highly organized, self-starter with a positive attitude. Flexibility to work extra hours when needed and different shifts. Excellent attendance and performance record. Self-starter with a positive attitude. Must have own tools.

Your preferred qualifications

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.