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Set Up Lead Die Cast Tech (2nd Shift)

Monticello, MN
Posted on mar 25, 2024 Full time R22341
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At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to THINK OUTSIDE.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare tools for production and is responsible for the proper set up of tooling and qualify tooling is ready for production.
  • Loads dies into machine and verifies settings by measuring positions, follow set up documentations.
  • Maintains production schedule in terms of on time delivery, quantity and quality assigned to the job.
  • Make changes as needed (e.g., core changes die maintenance.)
  • Understands the manufacturing and diecast processes and makes suggestions in how to improve these processes.
  • Uses various measuring tools such as calipers, micrometers and other inspection gauges.
  • Verifies fixture setup using all necessary inspection equipment under supervision.
  • Makes high quality parts to specifications and assists with the identification of root causes and corrective action for quality problems.
  • Understands and follows work orders and documents.  Ensures all production process documentation is completed and accurate.
  • Performs in process inspection of set up and accurately completes the required paperwork such as the setup Process (SU/P) sheet.
  • Documents and communicates among shifts any actions taken (e.g., changes, concerns) on tooling and machine operations.
  • Is able to maintain a balanced workload by prioritizing and maintaining machine set-up, production and maintenance duties.
  • Completes secondary operations such as inventory of core and mold components.
  • Maintains work area and equipment in a clean orderly condition and follows specified safety procedures at all times.
  • Participates in required meetings and training.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • High School education or GED completion required. 
  • Two-year machine technology degree or at least two years of experience machining various parts in a close tolerance environment such as milling, turning and grinding preferred
  • Knowledge of CNC equipment, diecast equipment, and maintenance of machines preferred
  • Ability read and interpret blue prints, engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Experience with the use of machinist hand tools and measuring equipment.
  • Able to perform basic level math skills (including addition, subtraction, multiplications, and division using whole number, fraction and decimals).

Required Competencies:

  • Knowledge of set-up, loading and unloading tool in diecast machine.
  • Able to disassemble and reassemble dies, water lines, hydraulics, polish or replace die components
  • Understands basic Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances (GD & T).
  • Has a strong mechanical aptitude and attention to detail.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and can adapt to changes in the work requests or environment.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and is a self-starter.
  • Ability to communicate information clearly and effectively to co-workers and supervisory staff.
  • Is knowledgeable of the 5s and lean concepts and helps production move forward in achieving the department goals.
  • Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships.
  • Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Physical Demands/Work Environment: 

The following physical demands must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently able to lift or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Constant exposure to indoor manufacturing environment.
  • Occasional exposure to chemicals and fumes.
  • Constant exposure to moderate noise.
  • Constantly stand and walk throughout workday.
  • Frequently reach with hands and arms.
  • Constant use hands/fingers to grasp, pinch, pull, feel or handle and manipulate parts and tools.
  • Frequent repetitive motion.
  • Constantly wear eye protection (Industry standard safety equipment is provided).

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE.  Apply today!

About Polaris

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.  www.polaris.com  

EEO Statement


Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.