Heat Seal Tooling Lead - Military Veterans

at Sonoco
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De Kalb, IL

You will like working for us as we have amazing people and a highly collaborative culture.   Global success hasn’t changed our tight-knit feel – we’ve simply grown into a larger, more diverse family.   We have thousands of jobs around the globe and encourage all of our associates to chase their dreams without having to find them in another company – it truly is a special place.

While reporting to the CNC shop manager.  This person that occupies this position will serve as a direct report, guide and assist the Heat Seal Tooling department and its processes within the CNC tool and die shop.  Will conduct reviews (with or without) CNC shop manager as necessary. Must ensure safety standards are implemented and always followed as well as enforce general housekeeping standards, 5S implementation and audits. Will own the tool testing process that includes material organization; postmortem analysis for continuous improvement; customer demonstrations, support, training and service calls.  This position is an hourly position.  Day to day responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate scheduling, quality inspections, testing, shipment and rework of all heat seal tooling

  • Ensure on-time shipment of orders, drive continuous improvement, and delegate tasks/instruction to meet these requirements.

  • Report out in-process work with estimated completion times.

  • Build out accurate pricing to quote jobs for both internal and external customers.

  • Ensure proper calibration and asset reliability of heat seal-related machines. This includes but is not limited to daily team maintenance; ensuring and scheduling routine repairs, upkeep, and preventative maintenance; maintaining and stocking critical spares. This list of machines includes but is not limited to: CNC Waterjet, Metlsaw, Arego sealing machines, etc.

  • Assist with raw material and supply ordering, inventory, and organization.

  • Interact and utilize vendors as necessary to complete job duties.


  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Knowledge to operate and train others on milling machines, lathes, drills, band saws, and other shop equipment.  CNC knowledge is helpful

  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication.

  • Ability to read, understand and work from blueprints, sketches, and work orders.

  • Fundamental skills as machinist in metal fabrication, tool making, and mold construction.

  • Understanding of tolerances and precision measuring.

  • Computer experiences with CAD & CAM file processing, email, Web scheduling, and MS office.

  • Must have a working knowledge of shop math.

We care about the health and wellness of you and your family.  That is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that makes it easier to manage your health and provide financial security for you and your family.   Apply today and help us get stronger!

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.

De Kalb, IL

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Sonoco is a $5 billion global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products and packaging supply chain services. When collaborating with our customers, we leverage our deep knowledge of material science, our i6 Innovation Process™, and our industry-leading packaging and services portfolio to create impactful customized solutions that build stronger brands.


We produce packaging for many of the world’s most recognized brands, in markets such as appliances and electronics, automotive, beverages, confection, construction, converted paperboard, fresh and natural food, frozen and refrigerated food, shaving, home, lawn and garden, medical/pharmaceutical, pet care, powdered beverages, recycling and snacks.


Sonoco’s operations consist of our global consumer packaging businesses (rigid paper and closures, flexibles and plastics); our display and packaging division (high-impact retail displays and packaging supply chain management); our industrial businesses (tubes and cores, reels and spools, uncoated recycled paperboard and Sonoco Recycling, one of the world’s largest recyclers); and our Protective Solutions division (custom-designed protective, temperature-assurance and retail security packaging solutions and highly engineered components).


From our headquarters in Hartsville, S.C., and more than 300 operations in 33 countries, we serve customers in 85 nations.