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Otter Tail Corporation Tool Design - 1st Shift - $2,000 Sign-on Bonus in Lakeville, Minnesota


Company Overview: BTD is a fast growing metalworking company. We provide custom metalwork services for some of the world’s top brands. Our 1100+ employees work from four facilities throughout the Midwest and Southeast. We invest in our people, our equipment, and our facilities to offer our clients the best value possible. We are also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ.

Summary: With assistance, visualizes and designs basic dies and simple fixtures with the use of computer software.

Safety is #1 at BTD: Our expectation is that every employee: 1) Strictly follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.

Essential Functions:

  • With assistance, analyzes parts-bends and extrudes, using and including all views from the blueprint.

  • With assistance, utilizes (but not limited to) computer software to design parts and die designs.

  • Uses templates in the CAD environment expedite the design process.

  • Utilizes setback for unfolding flat blanks.

  • Utilizes trigonometry in die design.

  • Seeks the input of others and observes tooling in action, in order to better understand die functions.

  • With assistance, designs components, gaining an understanding of how the components can be machined or manufactured.

  • With assistance, designs to incorporate the safe, efficient and ergonomic operation of the press operator, using their input to design more effectively.

  • With assistance, organizes and maintains files.

  • Designs components within the parameters of the EDM machine.

  • With assistance, designs parts for the Fabrication Department

  • With assistance, organizes and prioritizes workload.

  • Uses Axapta software programs to enter time/payroll information, job information, etc.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Graduation from high school or equivalent.

Experience and Skills Required: Recent related mechanical and shop experience preferred, which includes the following skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of the tooling process and machining equipment.

  • Knowledge of the operation of presses, press brakes, laser, and turret machines, which aid in the ability to effectively design around them.

  • Knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods and practices used in production jig and fixture operations.

  • Ability to understand, follow and issue routine oral and written instructions.

  • Knowledge of related safety requirements to include proper use of safety equipment and proper safety precautions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience could provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an 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. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)