Interstate Specialty Products – Sutton, MA 01590

The Tooling Technician is responsible for supporting the Production and Facilities Coordinator in a variety of ways including equipment service and preventative maintenance, production tooling specifying, quoting, purchasing, and labelling, machine set up and die installation, tool changes, new machine installation and setup, and providing input and guidance in the new customer opportunity quote process. This role may operate a variety of production equipment as needed and may assist in various other tasks as needed.


  • Follows all procedures in the ISP Quality Management System, works safely and adheres to all lockout tagout (LOTO) procedures, safety postings and policies, asks questions when in doubt, and escalates improvements, ideas, and concerns quickly.
  • Ensures equipment and tooling are properly maintained to optimize uptime, compliance, and performance.
  • May assist in evaluating machine guarding and LOTO effectiveness on machinery.
  • Develops preventative maintenance (PM) schedules and maintains proper records for PM and repairs.
  • Installs, operates, troubleshoots, repairs equipment.
  • Maintains tooling logs, effective labelling, and storage for tools.
  • Collaborates with tooling suppliers and specifies and procures tooling.
  • Sets up machines, installs tools and dies.
  • Sets up jobs, gets them running, and then transfers to other operators when needed.
  • Assists in developing new capabilities as needed.
  • May assists in investigations of process related quality issues.
  • When required, completes accurate records (on paper and electronic data) following good documentation practices. These records include inspection reports, training records, and equipment maintenance logs. Understand the function and purpose of these records. Complete records neatly with a goal of 100% accuracy of content.
  • Embraces and maintains compliance to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certifications and all aspects of the ISP Quality Management System and released procedures.
  • Identifies Lean, 6S and Process Improvement Initiatives.
  • Organizes work and storage areas following 6S philosophy for safety, efficient workflow, and to showcase the quality of work in the shop.
  • May operate machines as needed to meet internal and external goals.
  • Supports the Production and Facilities Coordinator in a variety of areas relating to the facility, equipment, and tooling.
  • Other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School degree or equivalent required. Work experience may be considered in lieu of certain educational requirements.
  • Positive, respectful, collaborative attitude required.
  • Must be team-oriented in a fast-paced, lean, and hands-on, high product mix environment.
  • Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret blueprints, technical documentation, procedures, and fill out appropriate job specific paperwork in English.
  • A strong work ethic with excellent detail orientation is required.
  • CNC machine experience beneficial. Die, digital knife, water jet cutting experience very beneficial.
  • CAD software experience beneficial.
  • ERP and tool and die software experience beneficial.
  • Prior use of measurement tools beneficial.
  • Ability to understand material lot control required.
  • Experience in ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 environments beneficial.
  • Experience in 6S and Lean methodologies beneficial.
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to handle objects and feel controls, reach, climb stairs, stoop, crouch, and have vision capabilities that enable reading and viewing a computer screen. May occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work overtime when needed to meet customer and company goals.

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