Tool Room Team Member- Danville Forge UAW 2128

Application deadline:

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 12:30pm


thyssenkrupp Crankshaft Company


thyssenkrupp Crankshaft Company has an exciting opportunity for a Tool Room Team Member at our Danville, IL forging location.  The Tool Room Team Member reports to the Tooling Team Manager and is responsible for cross-functional roles in three areas including dies, coil inductors, and parts for the metallurgical lab. 

  • Build and repair fixtures, tooling, and machine parts to required tolerances
  • assembles components for welding or brazing using fixtures, clamps, and gauges as required
  • Verify conformance of part to specifications or blueprints using measuring instruments such as micrometeres, caliper, and dimensional scales
  • Provide product sample piece cuts to metallurgical lab
  • Replacement and repair of Forge tooling

Specific Responsibilities of the Job


  • Operate CNC High Speed Milling machines to produce forge dies
  • Repair dies including rollers, main press, trimmer punches and blades, and calibration dies
  • Check for cracks, chips, wear, and caves on side walls of used dies
  • Grind out imperfections, remove wear, redo radii on edge impressions, ensure proper contours
  • Machine maintenance such as adjustment of plates, re-sharpening of blades, and spring and sleeve replacements
  • Work on refinement of new die cuts by removing tool marks
  • Burn in of embossments

Coil Inductors

  • Machine, form, braze, and assemble various materials required in the fabrication and repair of induction heat treat tooling
  • Fabricates component parts (including mandrels and fixtures for forming parts and including soldering of joints) assembles, and alters induction coils
  • Inspect heat treated cranks to ensure proper functioning of inductor


Metallurgical Lab

  • Responsible for cut-up of as-forged cranks
  • Utilize guide book for direction on crank parts to be cut; saw respective parts
  • Acid etch pieces of received steel
  • Ensure cut parts correspond with paperwork from Product Inspector
  • Handle machine maintenance of saw room as necessary





  • Education/Credentials/Certifications
    • High School Diploma or Equivalent
    • Associate's in Industrial Maintenance 
  • Length of Experience
    • 3-5 years of hands-on experience in maintenance in a manufacturing setting.

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Enter Keyword "Crankshaft" 

Employment type: 

  • Full time

Days per week: 




Years of experience: 

  • 3 - 5 years


starting wages $21.06, $22.06 after 120 days

Required degree level: 

  • High school
  • Associate's degree