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At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Job Overview

TE Connectivity's Tooling Teams perform the manufacturing functions related to metal working dies and tool making. They are responsible for completing all assignments to construct, modify and condition metal working dies and may fabricate new gages, cutting or forming tools and fixtures by analyzing blueprints, sketches, models and engineering or shop specifications. They perform precision work to exacting tolerances and dimensions; recommend revisions in design and/or substitutions in material based on machinability or fabrication problems encountered; and solve problems relating to unusual materials, machine settings, fabrication methods, and production process. Every team member is responsible for maintaining housekeeping and organization of the work area as well as following TE Connectivity's EH&S policies and procedures.

The Tool & Die Maker will be responsible for all aspects of die maintenance, including training, quality, safety and service.  The Tool and Die Maker will be responsible for servicing, troubleshooting and problem-solving tooling issues. This individual needs to be able to surface grind and perform machine set-up to maintain tooling. They may be assigned to a specific shift or group of employees, as well as, a specific process or group of processes within their department.

A Day in the Life

  • Primary contact for the assigned team/process for basic technical or routine questions providing technical assistance and/or training when necessary.
  • Performs die and module changeovers including preventive maintenance and conditioning of the dies.
  • Sharpens, and repairs close tolerance tooling.
  • Supports stamping production by troubleshooting more complex die set up and production.
  • Maintains high speed progressive dies, including sharpening of carbide punches and dies.
  • Replaces worn or broken tooling.
  • Construct, modify, and condition less complex multi-station metal working dies, gages, fixtures, cutting and forming tooling.
  • Determines the necessary machining operations and order to machine parts to specifications.
  • Set-up and operate shop machinery, including but not limited to bandsaw, belt sander, drill press, lathe, milling machine, heat treat oven, and surface grinder. May operate optical profile grinder, Plunge EDM, and CNC machinery if properly trained.
  • Sets up stamping presses.
  • Provides training support to the apprentices and apprenticeship program as needed.
  • Uses precision instruments such as comparator, height gage, jo blocks, calipers, micrometers, tool makers microscope, gages, etc., to take actual readings to ensure parts meet final inspection requirements.
  • Proficient computer skills (email, word processing, spreadsheets, read and interpret CAD drawings).

What your background should look like:

  • Associates Degree in Machining Technology preferred; High School diploma or GED required.
  • Completion of State Approved Apprenticeship Program and a Journeyman’s Card strongly preferred.
  • Strong team work skills.
  • Automotive Stamping experience preferred.
  • Effective problem-solving skills.
  • Effective Mechanical Aptitude.


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a $13 billion global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With nearly 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedInFacebookWeChat and Twitter.


What TE Connectivity offers:

We offer competitive rewards & compensation. Our commitment to our employees includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our employees.

  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Performance-Based Bonus Plans
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Community Outreach Programs / Charity Events
  • Employee Resource Groups


Throughout our Global reach and various Business Units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we provide. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contribution. Specific benefit offerings can vary by location.



State:  NC
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  None
Requisition ID:  74044
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Manufacturing

Nearest Major Market: Greensboro

Job Segment: Engineer, Electrical, Machinist, CAD, Drafting, Engineering, Manufacturing

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