Die Maker

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Date: Apr 15, 2024

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 118800 
Region: Americas 
Country: USA 
State/Province: Minnesota 
City:  Maple Grove 

General Overview

Functional Area:  OPS - Operations
Career Stream:  PRD - Production
Role:  Machinist 1
SAP Short Name:  MC1
Job Title:  Machinist 1
Job Code:  MC1-OPS-PRD
Job Level:  Band 05
Profile-Holding:  N
Direct/Indirect Indicator:  Direct


AbelConn, a Celestica company, is a global Center of Excellence for the Aerospace, Defense, Licensing and HealthTech industries. Our business is growing. We recently moved into a new state-of-the-art facility located in Maple Grove, MN that offers world-class manufacturing, engineering, and product lifecycle services. Our deep expertise in manufacturing, electromechanical design support, prototype manufacturing, electronic assembly, finishing, and enclosure assembly is unlocking new solutions for our customers.

Interested in working on some of the most exciting new technologies on the market? We are always looking for talented people with the right experience, skills, and attitude to join our expanding team. Your success is our success—our top priority is to hire the best and offer a sense of ownership and opportunity in building your career. We offer competitive compensation and exceptional opportunities for personal and professional growth. Join our talented team and help us to imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Plan, layout and perform machining operations and bench work to construct, revise, set-up and repair multi-station progressive dies of complicated and involved design and purpose to close and exacting tolerances and finish requirements.  Set-up and run dies in stamping press.  Tool design, drafting and layout of new and old.

Detailed Description

Performs tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Work from complicated drawings, sketches, handbook formulas and specifications.  In the absence of specifications or design detail, proceed from own conception and select materials, dimensional allowances for fits and tolerances, material, treatment methods, etc.
  • Perform difficult machining and grinding operations requiring complicated and unusual set-ups necessitating frequent improvising and adaptations of tooling and machines to perform work beyond the normal range and capacity of available machine tools. 
  • Perform critical bench operations involving polishing, fitting, aligning and timing of die stations.
  • Set-up new or modified and complicated dies in stamping presses for trial runs. Following all operational methods and procedures to perform press operation. Proceed on work assignments with a minimum of supervision and direction. 
  • Assume responsibility for the quality of workmanship, dimensional accuracy and efficient operation of assigned projects. 
  • Follows all ISO 9001 and AS 9100 work instructions and general department procedures. 
  • Keeps facilities, materials and work area clean and organized, exercising care in their use. 
  • Uses safety practices and takes prompt action to correct problems. 
  • Assists co-workers when necessary to meet work unit goals. 
  • Actively seeks continuous process improvement. 
  • May be required to train other employees and assist in orientation of new employees. 
  • Performs other duties as required.


AbelConn Electronics is ISO 9001:2015 ISO 13485:2016, AS 9100: rev. D registered, Nadcap Accredited, NASA-STD-8739 and all job duties are to be performed to support the business in meeting all requirements and documented instructions.



  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Requires a broad knowledge of die maintenance, machining technology and the ability to read and interpret blueprints. 
  • Requires mechanical principles, advance mathematics, layout and precision measuring procedures, material characteristics and treatment applications usually acquired through trade school and sufficient die maintenance experience. 
  • Form grinding experience required often to tolerances of .0005 or less. 
  • Die maintenance experience is desired. 
  • Experience in the set-up and operation of stamping presses and tool room machines and instruments is desired. 
  • Work is performed in standing and sitting positions and numerous other physical movements and heavy lifting (up to 100 lbs.) are required. 


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.


AbelConn is a US ITAR facility and positions with AbelConn involve the release of export controlled goods either directly to employees or through the employee’s movement within the facility. As such, AbelConn will require necessary information from all applicants upon an applicant’s acceptance of employment to determine if any export control exemptions or licenses must be filed.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Celestica’s policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran or disability status, or other characteristics protected by law. 
This policy applies to hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment and also states that retaliation against a person who files a charge of discrimination, participates in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice will not be tolerated. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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