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Tool and Die Maker

Job Number:  44366
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Formet Industries
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role 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. 


$39.01 / Hour, and up to $40.36 / Hour with Shift Premiums.

$2000.00 Signing Bonus!! (Paid in installments, not applicable to Magna transfers)


  • Hourly wage of $39.01
  • Weekly pay via direct deposit
  • Overtime (1.5x) after 40 hours worked
  • 2 weeks of paid vacation (3 weeks after 3 years) + 3 company paid holidays + 2x ½ days = 14 days annually
  • Medical and Dental Benefits
  • Magna will contribute an amount equal to 3% of regular earnings every week to your retirement savings (MBC program)
  • Profit sharing paid in the second quarter of every year (EEPPP Program)
  • Matched GRRSP
  • Company Paid Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Safety Shoe annual allowance, prescription Safety Glasses annual allowance, Custom Molded Earplug allowance
  • Company paid uniforms (if you choose to use).
  • Company BBQ, Holiday Parties and Company Events
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives
  • Annual Employee Opinion Survey
  • Magna Service Award Program
  • Magna Scholarship Program
  • Roger’s and Bell cellphone data plan available – as low as $40/month!
  • Subsidized cafeteria
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Jump Start Program for personal training - $300 benefit
  • Employee Discounts: new vehicles, amusement parks, etc.
  • Plant-Wide Continuous Improvement Program: 2021 bonus = $1860
  • You get to work with a FANTASTIC Team!

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Grade 12 diploma.
  • Tool and Die Certificate of Qualification (430A) or Mould Maker Certificate of Qualification (431A).
  • Minimum two years of experience as an Industrial Journeyman

Key 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.

Working Conditions

  • 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.)

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Thank you to all who apply. Only those who are selected to move forward will be contacted.

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