Tool Maker at Westfall Technik

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Willernie, Minnesota

Job Description:

Westfall Technik is a global holding company which provides innovative plastics manufacturing solutions to the healthcare, consumer package goods and light industrial vertical markets. The site locations, operating within the Westfall Technik enterprise, are internationally aligned with unmatched global reach in the industry. Our proprietary Stacked Integration Model ™ enables us to operate leveraging a high degree of specialization, extensive capacities in end-to-end design, production and assembly, and first-class references in high-end manufacturing.


Competitive advantages such as vertical integration, speed-to-market and advanced manufacturing systems allow us to streamline our processes and be a complete solution provider positively impacting our customers' business. We are powered by experienced people with diversified capabilities and specialties. We pride ourselves in developing customized solutions with precision and care. So, while there is complexity to what we do; we simplify the process deliver a customer experience that is enjoyable and easy; providing a single point of accountability.


This simple phrase captures what Westfall Technik is all about. The statement embodies the company's commitment to total support, complete manufacturing capabilities and its bold approach. It is our internal rallying cry. It is our philosophy. Nothing half-hearted.

Associates (and Customers) can be confident that this mantra drives the organization to be nimble, scalable and comprehensive ----no matter how complex the customers' challenge.

We look forward to having an interesting conversation with you.


Title: Toolmaker

Position: Full-Time | Non-Exempt

Location: WTI Twin Cities | Willernie, MN

Manager: No

Reports to: Director of Operations


Responsible for the build of Precision Plastic Injection Molds. Oversee multiple projects and provide on-going direction and feedback. Make final product corrections before they go to the customer. Manage components as they go through production process. Resolve design issues. Interface with other Production departments.


Tool making Process:

  • Receive prints from Design.

  • Evaluate steel prior to Heat Treat.

  • Work with Programming to determine electrode process.

  • Forward to Milling to make electrodes; send back to Toolmaking for inspection.

  • After Sinker EDM, send to Polishing as necessary.

  • Finish grinding; read prints, grind dimensions, and tolerance of print accurately.

  • Perform assembly and address any design or production issues to ensure that all components go together properly.

    • Execute plans

    • Assign roles and responsibilities to team members based upon capabilities and workload.

    • Prioritize jobs on a regular basis.

    • Determine toolmaking strategy.

    • Inspect parts as they are being finished between each department.

    • Perform assembly on molds and finishing touches; resolve issues and perform inspection.

    • Send to shipping after all criteria has been met.

  • Provide technical support, guidance, and direction during mold build process.

  • Use strong analytical and systems focus to improve Toolmaking processes and procedures and directly enhance efficiency, accuracy, quality, and company profits.

  • Interface regularly with Wire, Milling, Programming, and Design departments.

  • Perform other tasks as assigned by Management.


  • Two-year degree in Mold-making, machine tool technology, or related field

  • Three to five years of experience in a mold-making environment working with finish grinding, mold building, and executing functions

  • Proficient at reading blueprints (on paper and on computer)

  • Strong math skills in geometry and performing math calculations

  • Able to hold tolerances per design specs

  • Able to visualize completed part before starting work

  • Strong ability to coach, mentor, and work with others

  • Excellent mechanical abilities; able to utilize equipment, identify and resolve problems, and improve speed and efficiency of machines

  • Communicates effectively across all organizational levels with management, employees, vendors, and customers

  • Applies sound judgment and creative problem-solving skills to complex problems and business challenges

  • Shows positive attitude and personal pride in work with a passion for perfection; strong attention to detail

  • Highly committed, flexible, and resilient in overcoming obstacles and creating positive solutions

  • Results-oriented with proven ability to organize, plan, and prioritize work to meet deadlines

  • Works best in a team-focused, dynamic, and fast-paced work environment

  • Strong work ethic with an unwavering commitment to quality and professional results


  • May perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to, lifting materials (up to 25 lbs.), bending, standing, or walking

  • May require standing for long periods of time


The work environment is in a tooling facility with low to moderate noise level.

Westfall -Technik is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, religious creed, physical disability, mental disability, age for individuals age 40 and over, medical condition (as defined by state law (for example, cancer or genetic characteristics or HIV/AIDS), marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.