Tooling Technician (Aurora, IL)

Tangent Technologies is accepting applications for a Tooling Technician in Aurora, IL. 

Tangent Technologies LLC offers the most innovative recycled plastic lumber-wood alternative solutions for a multitude of outdoor markets and high value applications. We have more than a decade invested in being "first to market" by developing technological advancements to offer innovative products and features for our customers to support their respective industries.


The Tooling Technician ensures machinery is set up, works properly, and conforms with (and can produce materials that conform with) company quality, quantity, and efficiency standards. They are responsible for the daily maintenance, upkeep and repair of all dies, fixtures and tools. Ensure that dies/sizers are always in working condition. Facilitate tooling set up, movement, and storage for line operators.  Maximize rotation and machine up time efficiency through additional tooling needs, machine settings, and prestaging set up plugs to increase pounds manufactured for all lines.


• Maximize rotation and machine up time efficiency through planning and organizing of tooling needs

• Maintain organization of set up and tool and die storage

• Maintain tooling through proper maintenance channels when required

• Disassemble dies/sizers/mixers to prepare for cleaning, repair and storage in appropriate inventory locations

• Light tooling maintenance

• Maintenance requests and staging for repair needs

• Maintain organization of tooling storage locations

• Verify and adjust extruders to optimum settings for specific tooling

• Follow all safety procedures and support all safety projects


7:00am - 7:00pm

Shifts are on a rotating 2-week schedule working every other weekend
One Week : Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday (48 hours)
Another Week: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday (36 hours)



•Part number reading

• Job reading

• Reading of measurement tools- including tape measure, radius gauge, temp gun

• Extrusion operation

• Forklift certificate

• High School diploma or equivalent preferred

• Strong mechanical aptitude

• Experience working with machine tools and powered machine tools required

• Knowledge of basic electrical a plus

• Good communication and judgement skills

• Valid driver’s license

• Bilingual English/Spanish a plus


• Highschool diploma or GED

• 2+ years experience in manufacturing


• Standing, lifting, bending

• Ability to lift 50 lbs

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