Model and Tool and Die Maker D

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Company: Graco Inc.
Location: MN - Center City MN
Posted: 9/22/2022
Salary: N/A

Graco manufactures and markets premium equipment to move, measure, control, dispense and spray a wide variety of fluid and powder materials. What does that mean? Well, we pump peanut butter into your jar, and the oil in your car. We glue the soles of your shoes, the glass in your windows and the screen on your phone. We spray the finish on your vehicle, coatings on your pills, the paint on your house and texture on your walls. Graco is part of your daily life.

Graco has excellent opportunities available to individuals who want to be part of fast-moving, growing company - especially candidates committed to quality, innovation and solving customer problems. Graco was proud to be named a Best Place to Work in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine in 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2021.

Job Purpose

Fabricate models and prototype parts to support new product development engineering teams. Build, repair and maintain jigs, fixtures, dies, gauges, and tools for Manufacturing Operations.

Graco is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of highly engineered systems for numerous industrial and commercial applications. This position supports our Contractor Equipment Division (CED) in Rogers, MN. At CED, our product line meets the needs of painting, striping, texturing, protective coating, fire proofing, spray foam and general contractors and includes all types of airless sprayers, line stripers, pressure washers, spray foam rigs and other proportioning solutions. (

This position is on 2nd shift- Monday through Thursday- 2pm-12am

Essential Duties
  • Read and understand blueprints
  • Program and operate CNC machines.
  • Transform complicated drawings and sketches into parts.
  • Perform hand-fitting operations.
  • Build multiple parts holding tools.
  • Work with engineers and or support groups on machine requirements that could affect the quality and cost of prototypes being built.
  • Work from sketches and conversations with engineers as necessary Inspect work to assure parts conform to blueprint by the use of precision measuring equipment.
  • Maintains safety procedures for self as well as for others using the built tools/prototypes.
  • Must be willing to move to other machines as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 2 year technical schooling degree in Machine Tool Technology, or Tool and Die
  • Candidates that have completed the first year of a 2-year Machine Tool Technology program may be considered for employment contingent on the successful completion of the degree, certificate, or program.
    Note: A completed 2-year degree in machining or machine technology is required to be promoted to the next level (transcript is required) along with required time in grade and completed promotional checklist.

  • Previous CNC operating and programming experience.
  • Must be able to inspect complex parts, to read and understand complicated drawings, and have training in advanced math and precision measuring instruments (both English and Metric).
  • Ability to apply Graco standards and geometric tolerancing and dimensioning.
  • Proven ability to do prove outs, preprods and reprocessing and demonstrated examples of cost savings.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to plan and effectively execute the plans given by manager or supervisor.
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Must have strong PC skills and ability to work with Microsoft products

Promotional Requirements:
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various tool steels and heat treat processes
  • Demonstrated ability to setup and operate all equipment in the Tool Build area
  • Time in grade will need to be satisfied along with a completed promotional checklist to move to the Model and Tool and Die Maker C

Work Environment
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions (FT/PT, hours, shift, noise, etc.)

Physical Requirements
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions (Lifting, dexterity, coordination, mobility, etc.)
  • Must be able to lift 45 lbs.
  • Must be able to run different machines 8+ hours per day.

Proven Quality. Leading Technology. Launch your career with Graco!

Graco offers attractive compensation, benefits and career development opportunities. Graco's comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, stock purchase plan, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more.

Our expectations are high. That's why we are always looking to hire the brightest and the best!

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