Open Positions

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NX Die Designer/Surfacer

We are currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of UG Surfacer/Designer. Candidate must be experienced in die design, surfacing and programming using NX9 software.  Experience with General Motors tool kit and design process a plus.

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Production Assistant

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for Production Assistant. We hire from within for our apprenticeships and other training positions leading to eventual journeyman status. 


Provide production support and assistance as required.


  • Operate fork trucks and other powered vehicles within the plant; material movement
  • Operates other plant equipment necessary for the efficient operation of the department with regard to material handling, housekeeping, maintenance and assisting in the operation
  • Perform AM duties as per matrix
  • Inventory scrap panels at end of shift
  • Make tags
  • Inspect parts
  • Panel Weld Destruct
  • Blank load
  • End of line racking
  • Part runs
  • Part stacking
  • Record lift tag numbers
  • Enter data in Birdseye software program
  • Load automation tooling
  • Prep automation for run
  • Move conveyor
  • Record PDCS (Press Data Check Sheet)
  • Metal finishing

We offer an excellent compensation and complete benefit program in a supportive work environment. Our global commitment to technological advancement offers opportunities for personal growth and development.

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Weld Technician

Job Summary:

Provide production support by performing setup, troubleshooting and operations of automated welding cells within a production facility, as well as implementing best practices and proactively assessing robotic welding applications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Change over process of stationary welders, change out cells, automated cells and cell startup
  • Change out fixture preventative maintenance
  • Basic welding technology troubleshooting (i.e., properly adjust sensors or switches, resistance spot welding applications, weld tip inspection, tip force, shunt cable inspection/replacement, etc.)
  • GMAW component knowledge and troubleshooting (i.e., nozzle, tip, diffuser inspection, inspection/replacement of gooseneck, welding torch, etc.)
  • Troubleshoot proximity switch issues
  • Basic cell resets (i.e., Homing cell, robot, and tooling)
  • Follow all safety procedures and protocols
  • Mentor and support trainees

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Plant Helper

Autodie LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is a leader in the design and build of metal forming tooling for the automotive industry as well as a supplier of large scale machined products. Our world class climate controlled facility is centrally located just north of downtown Grand Rapids. Autodie is a company with more than 50 years of experience in fulfilling customer needs and offering local expertise for project management, engineering, machining, die construction & tryout, engineering change incorporation, buy-off and launch support.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Plant Helper. Plant Helpers perform a variety of tasks throughout the plant. They are responsible for operating the equipment necessary for efficient operation with regard to material handling, housekeeping, maintenance, etc. May be working with cranes, fork lifts, cherry pickers, scissors lifts, hydraulic jacks, drill presses, mills, grinders, breaks, shears, plasma cutters, saws, power washer, and a variety of hand and power hand tools.

We hire from within and the Plant Helper position often leads to apprenticeships and other training positions leading to eventual journeyman status.

Previous industrial experience helpful. MUST BE SHIFT FLEXIBLE AND WILLING TO WORK UP TO 55 HOURS.

$15.00 per hour to start (shift premium if transferred to 2nd shift)

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Senior Direct Material Buyer

Company Specific Policies:


In support of the company’s mission, vision and values, every employee is responsible to comply with the environmental, health & safety, quality, and manufacturing policies. Promote and adhere to all Autodie policies, procedures, ISO and continuous improvement initiatives and requirements.




This position will provide purchasing support for manufacturing direct materials for both die construction as well as for parts production. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of transfer die manufacturing and parts production for automotive OEM’s.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for sourcing and purchasing all direct materials as described, below. This requires special attention to the cost, quality and delivery timing of those materials purchased.  
  • Die Build Purchasing:  Outsourced design, patterns, castings, raw material and purchased details
  • Production/Assembly Cell Purchasing:  Management of direct purchased components
  • Responsible for supplying any indirect material as necessary
  • Perform detailed quote analysis for major project purchases
  • Responsible for business contracts with suppliers
  • Maintaining ISO requirements for Purchasing under ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 & 50001
  • Internal communication with multiple functional areas
  • Purchasing System and Process
  • Import/Export functions
  • Outsourcing of machining and other services as necessary
  • Vendor selection and relationship management.
  • Managing customer requirements and specifications.
  • Timely adherence to customer reporting requirements
  • Other duties may be assigned.

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Diemaker Journeyman

We are currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Diemaker.  Must have a valid Journeyman card or a minimum of 8 years automotive die shop experience working on dies. Must have the ability to read designs, knowledge of machinery and tools utilized in die construction, basic welding skills, experience in operation of presses and related equipment. 

Wage Range:  $23.34 - $28.65 plus shift premium

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Shipping/Receiving Clerk

We are currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Shipping/Receiving Clerk to perform manual and clerical duties related to the receipt and/or shipment of dies and all material relative to the operation of the plant. Maintains records and processes paperwork for goods received and/or shipped according to established procedures. Responsible for proper receipt, preparation and recording of incoming and/or outgoing materials and preparing records verifying material identity, count, weight, routing, etc. Assists with truck loading, unloading, material delivery, etc. Requires previous shipping/receiving experience, crane and hilo experience, good computer and organizational skills.

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