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Tool and Die Technician (Westlake, Ohio)

Posted: 5/25/2022

About Q-Lab: For more than 50 years, Q-Lab has been a global leader in manufacturing material durability testing equipment. Our products and services are used to test coatings, plastics, automotive, personal care, roofing, inks, textiles, pharmaceutical, packaging and sealants.

Q-Lab is a growth-oriented and stable company who has earned a strong reputation for outstanding product design, innovation and uncompromising levels of quality and safety. We are focused on a market with huge potential due to the unique product line and use our extensive product knowledge to help clients best utilize our products and services.

About the Role: Reporting to the Machining and Fabricating Supervisor, this position will support the tool and die maintenance and sharpening needs for multiple stamping lines and punching machines. This position will also be responsible to safely setup and troubleshoot new and custom tools in punch presses.


  • Set-up and operate a precision Surface Grinder
  • Mechanical ability to disassemble/ assemble punch press tooling for sharpening applications
  • Inspection of tooling to ensure it conforms to dimensional and surface finish specifications after grinding
  • Install, test punch and troubleshoot press tooling
  • Safely setup operators and tools for coil feed and single hit production lines


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years general industrial environment experience or a successful graduate of any recognized apprenticeship, or vocational program
  • Basic math skills
  • Must be able to read and work from blueprints and written specifications
  • Operate various material-moving equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks
  • Use of a variety of measuring devices, micrometers, calipers, etc
  • Working knowledge of basic computer software

Desired Skills and Capabilities (not required)

  • Dry and wet grind tool steel punches and dies with minimal heat buildup
  • Inspection of tooling to ensure it conforms to dimensional and surface finish specifications after grinding
  • Operate a Kent Surface grinder
  • Ability to develop fixtures and or tooling to hold dies while sharpening
  • Determine grinding speeds, feed rates, and grinding wheels to be used for application
  • Ability to inspect grinding wheel for flaws and change if necessary
  • Ability to properly dress grinding wheel

We offer:

  • Fun, fast-moving, and friendly work atmosphere.
  • A big business footprint, but small business family culture.
  • A proven track record of success.
  • Excellent compensation package + bonus.
  • Vacation, Paid Time Off and Holidays.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Health, Prescription and Life.
  • Top Workplaces Award Winner 2012, 2015-2021 (Cleveland, OH)
  • Beautiful corporate headquarters located off I-90 in Westlake, Ohio.

Contact Us


Q-Lab Phone Numbers

USA: +1-440-835-8700
Florida & Arizona Test Services: +1-305-245-5600
UK/Europe: +44-1204-861616
Germany: +49-681-857470
China: +86-21-5879-7970

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