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Tool Maker

Date: Mar 7, 2023

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Tool Maker
Req ID: 115781
Hiring Manager: Andrew John Ohotto
Band: 05 
Region: Americas 
Country: USA 
State/Province: Minnesota
City:  Maple Grove

Detailed Description:

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 with manual mills, lathes, surface grinders and CNC mills. Perform bench work to construct, alter, and repair molds, fixtures, jigs, and assembly machines.  Repairs are made by copying broken parts, from verbal instructions, and from concept drawings.


REPORTS TO:   Production Supervisor



  • Work from complicated drawings, sketches, handbook formulas and specifications.  In the absence of design drawings, proceed from verbal instructions and/or concept drawings, organize and determine work procedures and sequences, select materials in accordance with specifications.
  • Perform complex machining and grinding operations requiring complicated and unusual setups necessitating frequent improvising and adaptations of machines and tools. 
  • Perform critical bench operations involving polishing, fitting and aligning component parts of fixtures, molds, and machines. 
  • Create Solid Works models and programs for the plate fabrication department as needed.
  • Assist with set up of Molds.
  • Maintain and repair plastic injection molds to support production.
  • Build, design and maintain tools for production and instruct Department Lead Person, Supervisor or Machine Operators on their use, care, and operational methods and procedures.
  • Proceed on work assignments with minimum supervision and direction. 
  • Responsible for quality of workmanship, dimensional accuracy and efficient operation of assigned projects.
  • Works under general supervision and gives no work direction to others. 
  • 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 improvement opportunities. 
  • May be required to train other employees and assist in orientation of new employees. 
  • Performs other duties as required and may be utilized in other areas and departments of manufacturing as workload may dictate. 


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. Broad knowledge of tool and machining technology, mechanical principles, advance mathematics, layout and precision measuring procedures, material characteristics, and treatment applications acquired through trade schools.
  • A minimum of four years of similar toolmaking experience as an apprentice toolmaker or combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of CNC Mill set-up and programming.
  • Requires a very high degree of precision tolerances at times less than .001.
  • Muscular control and delicate touch are required. 
  • Work is performed in standing and sitting positions and numerous other physical movements and heavy lifting are required.


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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