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AKEBONO BRAKE CORPORATION DELIVERS THE ESSENCE OF BRAKING®

With more than 85 years of brake design and production expertise, Akebono provides the world’s automotive industry with advanced braking and noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) solutions. The company’s commitment to innovation, process improvement, quality control and customer service has positioned it as a key resource for leading OEMs, Tier I brake suppliers and the automotive aftermarket. Key automotive OEM customers include Audi, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

Job Summary

The Die Setter reports to the Foundry Supervisor.  This position is located in West Columbia, South Carolina

The Die Setter is responsible for the following duties:

  • Die Setting
  • Maintain die coating integrity during casting operations
  • Perform quality inspections of casted components to ensure minimum specifications are met.
  • Ensure proper operations of Casting Cell doser.
  • Relieve Casting Associate as required.
  • Ensure tipper ladles are in good condition and adjusted to specifications
  • Clean dies and re-coat as required
  • Ensure dies are maintained at the proper heat setting when not in operation.
  • Perform first-off sample checks as required
  • Learns to be proficient in a number of disciplines, for example:

                  Fills in and interprets S.P.C. charts as required

                  Operates all workstations in the team

                  Performs simple preventative maintenance/servicing tasks on machines /workstations                                          to ensure that safety and quality standards are maintained

                  Operates forklift trucks and cranes when required

  • Executes tasks which assist in the efficient running of the section, for example:

                 Strives for continuous improvement

                 Moves batches of components / trade items over short distances

                 Stores tooling, gauges, components and operation sheets in readiness for use

                 Monitors stock levels in the immediate work area and highlights potential shortages to team leader

                 Participates in meetings and group sessions related to problem solving issues

                 Highlights safety concerns as they arise

                 Performs housekeeping duties
     

  • Liaises with other departments where necessary
  • Complies with all safety policies and procedures
  • Perform the duties of a Die Prep / Set Associate
  • May be required to train others
  • Perform other duties as requested

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Prefer six (6) months prior experience in an industrial environment.
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