Tool and Die Maker - Straight Midnights

by Sodecia Automotive London Inc.

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: May 18, 2024
Sodecia Automotive London Inc.

Job Description

Tool and Die Maker - Straight Midnights


  • Straight Midnights 11pm-7am
  • $37.80/hour + Shift premium
  • Unionized environment
  • Position requires a high degree of specialized skill and knowledge of tool-building practices.
  • Extreme accuracy is required to make difficult dies, tools, gauges, jigs to very close tolerances.
  • Required to work effectively and efficiently under minimum supervision.
  • Training, skills and ability to utilize all tool room equipment.
  • Demonstrate short and long term decision making on press-area troubleshooting; problem identification and solution; tool room repair and maintenance work; tool room machining practices.
  • Promote teamwork and willingness to work with others


  • Trade certification as Tool & Die Maker or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Tool & Die, preferably in Automotive Mfg.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working specifically with Hot Stamping Dies
  • Good working knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety Legislation.


  • Read and interpret drawings and specifications of tools, dies, prototypes or models.
  • Compute dimensions and tolerances, and set up machine tools
  • Position, secure, measure, and work metal stock or castings to layout for machining.
  • Understand the concept of dies with inter-cooling channels and how this process effects of the material properties
  • Knowledge to interpret the metal properties of the die and stamping material
  • Optimize the Hot Stamping process to create part tailored properties
  • Operate a variety of machine tools to cut, turn, mill, plane, bore, grind, otherwise shape work piece to prescribed dimensions and finish.
  • Verify machined parts for conformance to specifications using precision measuring instruments.
  • Fit and assemble parts using hand tools
  • Machine, fit, and assemble castings and other parts to make metal patterns, core bores, and match plates.
  • Perform extensive die maintenance such as rebuilding die sections, re-trimming pads & forms, and engineering changes on all types of dies
  • Involvement in continuous improvement initiatives
  • Inspect and test completed tools, dies, jigs or fixtures for proper operation.
  • Develop, maintain and upgrade jigs, dies, fixtures and gauges.
  • Ability to travel to vendors and die shops
  • Perform other duties as required from time to time by your Manager/Supervisor.


  • Various equipment including grinders, mills, lathes, MIG/TIG/ARC welders, grinders, robots, stamping


  • Manufacturing Environment
  • Maintenance/Tool Shop
  • Ability to react appropriately in stressful situations while working in “Just in Time” environment.


  • Responsible to adhere to all Health and Safety programs in accordance with the OHSA.
  • 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 the safety rules and regulations.
  • Ensure that your work area/department is clean, tidy, organized and a safe workplace at all times.
  • Responsible to adhere to all Environmental Program ISO 14001 elements and attend training for same. Act in accordance to all Environmental policies, procedures and regulations.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From $38.80 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Overtime

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay


  • Tool and Die: 3 years (preferred)

Work Location: In person