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Tool Maker

Westfall Technik

This is a Full-time position in Elizabethtown, KY posted April 7, 2021.

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.

ONE WESTFALL 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 to 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION Title: Toolmaker Position: Non-Exempt Location: Elizabethtown, KY Manager: No Reports to: Tooling & Process Manager SUMMARY OF ROLE The Toolmaker works to repair and maintain plastic injection multi-cavity high volume mold tools.

This routinely includes disassembly and cleaning of complex molds, some of which can exceed thousands of pounds in weight and require lifting by an overhead crane to tables in the Toolroom, where intricate and often delicate or expensive components are removed for inspection, repair, and cleaning.

Setups to the correct plastic product configuration are done by the Toolmaker, who works with other Toolmakers on jobs scheduled by priority.

Troubleshooting of molding visual defects or dimensional issues may be done on the bench or in the presses to determine next steps and make corrections as needed.

Some fabrication or repair may be done on components using toolroom equipment including use of a lathe, mill, EDM machine, grinders, etc.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Perform scheduled & emergency tooling repair, maintenance, cleaning & set-up of self-contained moldsInspect, build & maintain tooling & part fixtures using turning, milling & grinding operationsRecommend changes to mold designs to improve life of the toolingAssist in troubleshooting of tooling on production floor in the molding machines & on the benchParticipation in plant-wide safety efforts
– safe and careful work practices always followed to reinforce a culture of safetySupport and participation in continuous improvement activities including maintaining a clean and organized workplaceResponsiveness to production, engineering and maintenance demandsAbility to work independently as well as on a teamOther responsibilities and projects as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS (bullet point or paragraph form) High school diploma or equivalent is required5-7 years’ experience as a toolmaker 5 years production environment in injection molding or related field preferredAbility to multi-task and prioritize work and detail orientatedMust be able to weld and have experience with machine toolsMust be able to read and interpret tooling drawings ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of timeMust be able to 55-60 lbs.

occasionally during the dayFrequent pushing, pulling, twisting, balancing, and stoopingMust have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operating machines such as lathes, drill presses, power saws and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment is usually in the tool room within a manufacturing 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.

M-F, Day Shift40 Hours per Week

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