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Manufacturing Toolroom Intern - Minnesota

Company: Otter Tail Corporation
Location: Clearwater
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

SUMMARY: The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and the level of work being performed. They are not intended to be constructed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified:

The toolmaker intern position will assist the current toolroom personnel in the repair and build of thermoforming tools.

SAFETY IS # 1 AT T.O. PLASTICS: Our expectations is that every employee: 1) Strictly follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods.

2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions.

3) Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment.

4) Make regular suggestions in our "Suggestion Box" to be documented and implemented for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety, and

5) Actively participates in a safety process or projects such as the safety committee, safety inspections, and the implementation of good safety practices.


(Other duties may be assigned.)


  • Assist an established toolmaker in the machining, deburr and polishing of new and repair thermoformed tools.
  • Assist in the disassembly, cleaning, and repair of thermoformed tools.
  • Assist production on tooling needs and problem solving to improve our processes.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work cross functionally to and function with all departments.
  • Ability to accept special assignments.
  • Ability to communicate through reporting status of work and approvals on projects.


  • Completion of one year of a two-year Tool & Die program from an established Technical or Community College.
  • This position requires knowledge of basis hand tools typically used in a toolroom environment.
  • Understanding of milling and turning processes.
  • Able to operate CNC milling and turning machines.
  • Experience with a CAM software such as MasterCam
  • Basic Computer skills - E-mail- Word- Excel


As started above this position requires good language skills and the ability to communicate with cross functional areas in a positive nature and support the efforts of all functions.


This is critical to the costing and development of tooling. This position requires strong math skills to convert the tooling prints into specified tooling. Math is an essential part of this process and will be critical to assure that molds are built and produced to specifications.


This position calls for high reasoning skills and learned behavior. It is the toolmakers responsibility to be able to construct tooling to specifications and know where vacuum, water lines, plug assists and other molding issues will be required. This will also require strong problem solving skills.


  • Lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Shop atmosphere with equipment
  • Able to operate equipment with good dexterity to enable toll building.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This will be in shop and production floor all safety equipment with safety glasses and ear production will be worn.

Keywords: Otter Tail Corporation, Minneapolis , Manufacturing Toolroom Intern - Minnesota, Other , Clearwater, Minnesota

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