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Pentair, Inc. Tool Maker/Mold Maker in New Brighton, Minnesota

Job Description:

We are looking for a Tool Maker/Mold Maker to join our Tool Room team in New Brighton, MN. The Mold Maker/Tool Maker will provide technical support to the servicing and manufacture of Injection Mold Tools and critical Mold Components. This individual will additionally support with all manufacturing and development departments related to the Jigs and Fixtures for the Production Machining and Assembly cells.

We will:

  • Create career growth and rotational opportunities within various areas of the organization

  • Pay competitively

  • Provide on the job training and mentoring in Pentair’s proven best practices

  • Offer health benefits - Medical plan, Dental plan, Vision plan, FSA/HSA, Short Term & Long Term Disability coverage, other additional Wellness benefits

  • Support your long term retirement goals through a competitive 401K matching and stock purchase plan

  • Offer employee discounts

  • Protect you with life insurance and other options

  • Tell you more about all the great benefits – just ask!

You will:

  • Manufacture Injection Mold Tooling

  • Manufacture all critical components (inserts and core pins) for Mold Tooling

  • Provide routine and preventive maintenance of all injection mold tools

  • Manufacture jigs and fixtures as needed in all production areas

  • Work in cooperation with in house Research and Development to support critical projects

  • Where required, liaise with other Toolmakers

  • Be fully involved in daily 5S and Kaizen activities within the plant

  • Perform additional responsibilities/duties as required

You should:

  • Possess a minimum 5 years’ experience working within a Tool Room environment, specifically manufacturing precision Injection Molds

  • Have completed an accredited Apprenticeship Training and/or possess a Technical Certificate

  • Have a full understanding in the construction of all types of Mold Tools to include; two plate, three plate, hot runners, hydraulic and mechanical unscrewing tools

  • Be able to work to tight tolerances - typically ± 0.0002” across all machines

  • Exhibit expert bench skills in assembly, fitting and timing of slides and bluing of critical shutoff areas

  • Have a full understanding and ability to work from technical drawings and have ability to work without technical drawings as needed

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the injection molding process

  • Have expert manual machining skills in areas of Milling, Turning and Surface Grinding including a comprehensive understanding with the use of all related equipment or attachments

  • Have expert CNC Milling and Turning with the ability of both the Setup and Operation, including the associated Tooling with an in-depth understanding of the NC programs

  • Have expert CNC EDM in Die Sinker and Wire with programming skill; possessing a comprehensive understanding with the Setup and Operation including the associated Tooling and Electrodes

  • Have experience using CAD systems to work with Technical Drawings, working with Solid Models, creating and generating Tool Paths for machining

  • Have a willingness and ability to use own initiative to work efficiently without supervision to meet deadlines

  • Take a methodical approach and have good organizational skills

  • Possess strong communication and decision making skills

Additional Job Details:

Location Description:

Pentair New Brighton’s plant manufactures products in the Hypro and Shurflo product lines. Hypro is an innovative spray technology product line which includes spray nozzles, precision agriculture systems and accessories used primarily in the agriculture industry. Shurflo is a market leading product line specializing in pumps and accessories in the RV, Marine and Industrial industries.

Position Hours/Shift:

1st Shift – 6AM – 2:30PM

Availability for overtime


$25/hr - $32/hr based on training and experience.


Temperature controlled, indoor work environment.

Physical Requirements

Physical requirements are standing, walking, twisting at the waist, lifting and lowering weights up to 50 pounds. Steel toed shoes, eye protection & hear protection are required on the manufacturing floor.

Pentair is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Diversity and Inclusion:

With our expanding global presence, cross-cultural insight and competence are essential for our ongoing success. We believe that a diverse workforce contributes different perspectives and creative ideas that enable us to continue to improve every day. Race, gender, ethnicity, country of origin, age, personal style, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, life experiences and many more factors contribute to this diversity.

We take ongoing action to improve the diversity of our workforce by:

  • Ensuring leadership involvement and ownership

  • Attracting and retaining diverse talent at all levels

  • Fostering a globally aware, inclusive culture

  • Ensuring our practices are fair and non-discriminatory

Pentair makes the most of life’s essential resources. From our residential and business solutions that help people move, improve and enjoy their water, to our sustainable innovations and applications, we deliver smart, sustainable solutions for life.

Pentair had revenue in 2020 of $3 billion, and trades under the ticker symbol PNR. With approximately 9,750 global employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, we work to help improve lives and the environment around the world. To learn more, visit Pentair.com (https://www.pentair.com/?utm_source=business_wire&utm_medium=boilerplate&utm_campaign=pr) .