Production Die Setter

Buffalo, NY

Posted: 04/24/2019 Industry: Industrial Pay Rate: $16.00 to $19.00/hour to start, DOE

Locally-owned machine shop provides custom metal-stamping with a wide variety of application (automotive, aerospace, commercial kitchens, etc.). This company is looking for genuine, reliable, and hard-working individuals with a desire to advance and succeed!

Shift: Monday- Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM and overtime as needed.

Benefits: Competitive benefits package upon completion of probationary period.


  • Setup blank, perf, compound, progressive, forming and draw dies as needed in the appropriate mechanical or hydraulic press using established setup documentation procedures.
  • Utilize common inspection tools such as calipers, micrometers, radius gages, pins and other measuring tools to prove critical in-process or final part dimensions have been obtained.
  • If needed, after inspection of part at press, adjust press hit, cushion pressures, gaging and / or lubrication to achieve required part dimensions.
  • Submittal of first good piece to quality control for verification of measured results.
  • After part has been approved Die Setter is responsible for training operator on proper work procedures needed to maintain part quality and minimize tool wear.
  • Perform press safety checklist to ensure safe work environment.
  • Perform necessary housekeeping duties.
  • Material handling using fork truck if needed.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • 2-3 years of manufacturing experience in die setup and tear down.
  • Proficient in reading and understanding blueprints and GD&T tolerance.
  • Good mechanical aptitude.
  • Good understanding of mathematics with the ability to apply this understanding to tasks related to die setup such as calculation of shut height.


Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Considerable amount of movement required.
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Sit, stand or bend for extended period of time.
  • Dynamic manufacturing environment requiring the ability to “think on your feet”.

Erika Hawley
North Town's Area Manager

Erika received her undergraduate degree from Canisius College and, after falling in love with the Queen city, decided to stay. Shortly after leaving school in 2011, she accepted a full time job with APS as an administrative assistant soon thereafter earning a role as a recruiter, assistant branch manager, and now Northtown’s Area Manager. In this role, she has learned to put on several “hats”: assisting in new client development and on-boarding, assisting with operational functions and internal training, dabbling in website updates and advertising, etc etc. Most importantly, Erika is a true “people-centric” person- she enjoys maintaining a role in the recruiting arena, for both meeting and interviewing prospective employees and working closely with a dedicated client base.

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