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Tool & Die Maker – 2nd Shift

at Pace Industries

Type: Full Time
Location: Arden Hills, Minnesota
Pay Rate/Wages: $$18-$28/hr

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Pace Industries is North America’s leading full-service die casting manufacturer. Our mission is to provide uncommon, creative die casting and support solutions that contribute to the success of our customers. Our die cast parts are used in automobiles, motorcycles, generators, snow mobiles, lawn mowers, washing machines, power hand tools, BBQ grills, commercial lighting and many other well-known products. You can have a significant impact on our cultural transformation.

The St. Paul Division produces aluminum die castings for highly cosmetic, complex and difficult-to-fill parts from concept to solution. Specializing in flash-free, net-shape production, we ensure that aluminum die cast components meet exact design specifications and are delivered on time and within budget.

Must be available to work 2nd Shift. Hours are 2pm-10pm.


To set up and operate machine tools such as lathes, mills, grinders and drill presses to fabricate components for machine and inspection fixtures to close tolerance drawing specifications.  May fabricate metal parts for experimental apparatus or prototype equipment working from drawings and written instructions.



Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under minimal supervision, perform a variety of tasks which require knowledge of fabrication techniques, tools, materials and equipment.
  • Performs turning, boring, drilling, polishing, grinding and threading to maintain dies and fabricate replacement parts as needed.
  • Uses precision measuring devices such as micrometers, dial calipers and indicators to verify work compliance with established shop practices and drawing specifications.
  • Constructs components and parts to extremely close tolerances which may have unusual or nonstandard shapes.
  • May work nonstandard materials.
  • May devise and utilize nonstandard procedures.
  • Works from engineering drawings, sketches, verbal instructions or existing parts to produce gages, tools, parts for machines, molds and other equipment.
  • Maintains good production and quality standards.
  • Maintains safe work habits and good housekeeping at all times.
  • Will perform varied and other related duties as assigned.
  • Follow all ISO 9001 Requirements, Safety, Policies and Procedures
  • Keep work area clean and orderly.
  • Perform other associated duties as needed to continue the operation of the department in the most productive and efficient manner.


Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of High School Education or GED equivalent and a two-year degree in machine tool technology.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of the use of precision measuring instruments. Layout and drawings.
  • Minimum of five years machining experience in a non-production setting or combination of experience and approved vocational machine shop and tool and die training.

Please note that the duties and requirements described herein are intended to represent general contents of this job. This is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties and responsibilities.

Pace Industries has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the hiring department by the application deadline.

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