Maintenance Technician - Tool and Die
Magna International Inc
St. Thomas, Canada
4d ago

Company Introduction

Formet is one of the largest manufacturing employers in Southwestern Ontario producing body and chassis components for assembly plants across North America.

Our 1.1 million square foot facility features industry-leading hydroforming, roll-forming, hot-stamping, robotic assembly and post-

assembly coating processes. At Formet, we take care of each other and live by the motto One Team. One Formet.

Job Introduction

POSITION SUMMARY : The Tool and Die Technician is responsible for carrying out tooling inspections, repairs, maintenance and modifications of machinery and equipment.

Maintenance Technicians are responsible for assisting in the design and building of new tooling and engineering changes.

Major Responsibilities


  • Perform all duties and promote themselves in a manner that reflects Formet Expectations, Formet’s Visions / Values through Magna’s Employee Charter.
  • Follow and abide by all government, Legal, Magna and Formet rules and regulations.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities.
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications of tools, dies, prototypes or models.
  • Builds, services, maintains, repairs, installs and tests new or existing equipment or tooling, and verifies conformance to specifications.
  • Troubleshooting of process problems and completes quality improvements as required to maintain part standards of quality.
  • Modify tooling as per FEC procedures.
  • Prepare templates and sketches, and determine work processes.
  • Compute dimensions and tolerances and set up machine tools.
  • Inspect, maintain, repair and modify designated machinery, equipment, process and facilities as assigned.
  • Test completed tools, dies, jigs or fixtures for proper operation.
  • Fit and assemble or disassemble parts using hand tools
  • Machine, fit and assemble casting and other parts to make precision models of required shape such as metal patterns, core boxes and match plates.
  • Monitor and participate in ensuring all Key Performance Indicators (Safety, Quality and Productivity) are being achieved.
  • Complete preventative maintenance on equipment and keep maintenance records to identify weakness in design.
  • Assist in developing and / or updating preventive maintenance procedures
  • Communicate information throughout shift and at shift exchange.
  • Carries out preventative maintenance procedures as laid out by the manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Co-ordinate activities of apprentices, helpers and assigned contractors.
  • Support cross-functional repairs to equipment that includes Electrical, Mechanical, and Tooling provided it could be done safely.
  • Operate lifting devices (overhead bridge cranes, fork / combi-lifts, and man-lifts such as scissor lifts and genie booms) as required.
  • Continuous Improvement Development.
  • Perform other duties as designated.
  • Knowledge and Education


  • Grade 12 diploma.
  • Tool and Die Certificate of Qualification (430A) or Mould Maker Certificate of Qualification (431A).
  • Work Experience

  • Minimum two years of experience as an Industrial Journeyman.

  • Troubleshooting.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Technical Expertise.
  • Strong mechanical inclination.
  • Communication skills (written and oral).
  • Mathematical skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Multi-tasking skills.
  • Able to work in a team environment.

  • Office and Manufacturing Environments
  • Able to work shift work.
  • Able to be flexible in hours of work in order to meet internal / external customer requirements (scheduled and non-scheduled overtime shifts, etc.)SAFETY AND HOUSEKEEPING :
  • Responsible to adhere to all Health and Safety programs in accordance with the O.H.S.A.
  • Follow and ensure the company’s procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed throughout the plant.
  • Ensure that you work and operate equipment according to Formet’s safety rules and regulations.
  • Active role in maintaining excellent housekeeping through leading by example.
  • Ensure that your department is clean, tidy, organized and a safe workplace at all times.
  • As with Safety, Security is everyone’s responsibility and Formet requires its employees to contribute to this activity by immediately notifying your supervisor when you identify security issues that affect the integrity of our supply chain, in accordance with PIP (Partners in Protection) and C-
  • TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) requirements.ENVIRONMENTAL : Follow environmental protocol as prescribed by the Environmental Management System (EMS).

    Additional Information

    What you can expect from usWage : $36.61 CAD per hourShift : Rotating every 2 weeks between days, afternoons and nights

  • Overtime after 40 hours per week.
  • Shift premiums of $0.75 / hour (afternoons) and $1.25 / hour (nights)
  • 2 weeks of paid vacation (3 weeks after 3 years) + 3 Personal Paid Holidays (PPH) + 2 half days.
  • Medical and Dental Coverage.
  • Plant wide Incentive Program based on a number of factors, all members of our team receive an Incentive Bonus, if requirements are met.
  • Magna Profit Sharing.
  • Matched GRRSP.
  • Company paid life insurance and AD&D coverage.
  • Educational Assistance program.
  • Subsidized Cafeteria.
  • Work boot, safety glasses and custom molded earplug allowances.
  • Weekly pay via direct deposit.
  • Company paid uniforms (if you choose to use).
  • Barbecues and Children’s Christmas Party.
  • Roger’s cell phone plan available to Formet Team Members - $40.00 / month
  • Employee discounts (new vehicle, amusement parks etc.)Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.
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