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Tool Crib Technician

Technetics Group


Tool Crib Technician

  • 492776
  • Harwood Heights, Illinois, United States
  • Technetics Group
  • Operations
  • Full-Time/Regular


Qualiseal Technology is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom engineered mechanical seals for rotating shafts and precision components for aerospace and specialized industrial applications. Qualiseal Technology is a division of Technetics Group.



Tool crib attendant functions as a support service to facilitate a high level of efficiency in the machine shop. This is done by issuing tools to operators, monitoring inventories, collecting tools from work areas, and restocking tooling. They are also generally responsible for ensuring the safety of work areas, providing support for tool repairs, and maintaining accurate records of paperwork related to tooling.

Tool crib attendants typically manage tools in multiple work areas. In a normal workday, they check tool availability in each work area, calibrate tools as needed, maintain records and documentation in toolcrib software, and coordinate with members of the manufacturing team.

This position demands a good understanding of the different tools used in the plant, safe handling procedures of tools, and basic tool maintenance. Tool crib attendants must also be computer literate, physically able to be on their feet for most of the day and carry heavy objects and display basic math skills.




  • Maintain safe operations by identifying safety risks and adhering to safety procedures, requirements, and regulations.
  • Tracks the supply and use of tools, fixturing, and equipment in the toolcrib and around the shop.
  • Prepares tooling, fixturing, equipment and material for CNC mills, lathes, mill-turns, and other equipment ahead of machine setup.
  • Issues required tooling, fixturing, equipment and ensures it is returned upon completion.
  • Delivers tooling, fixturing, equipment to workers.
  • Keeps accurate inventory of tooling and fixturing and stores them properly.
  • Inspect tools and fixtures to ensure good condition, and report those that are worn, damaged, lost, or unsafe to use.
  • Repairs and services tooling, fixturing, and equipment as required.
  • Responsible for acquiring quotes for tooling and fixturing from suppliers.
  • Minimizing costs while supporting the needs of manufacturing.
  • Responsible for notifying purchasing when items within toolcrib area need replenishment.



  • Supports and assists in maintaining 5S programs and culture, Continuous Improvement initiatives, and R.O.P.E. (Removing Obstacles and Promoting Engagement)
  • Read and understand drawings. When necessary, obtains help to interpret GD&T callouts and its application relative to part manufacture and inspection.
  • Maintaining the work area to be safe, clean, and organized, assisting 5S and/or general good housekeeping practices.
  • Follows supervisor’s direction to troubleshoot problem processes, interfacing with Manufacturing Engineers if necessary.
  • Any additional duties as assigned by supervisor.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:                                                  

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); one year CNC Milling / Turning experience in a job shop environment, preferred.
  • 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.



 This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.





  • Ability to solve inspection problems as well as utilize experience to develop new approaches.
  • Must be able to correctly interpret drawings dimensions and views; also, obtain help for more complex GD&T callouts on the drawing.
  • Good understanding on how machine tooling works. (lathes and mills)
  • Good understanding in tools used for metal cutting (lathe and mill tools)
  • Good computer skills (Office 365 suite)


Analytical, Business and Technical

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as drawings and routers, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Must be able to communicate with co-workers and supervisor.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  • Must be able to read a drop indicator, vernier caliper, tape measure.  Should be able to utilize the optical comparator and profilometer. 



  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately orally, in writing or electronically.
  • Ability to communicate work goals, progress and changes as required.


  • Ability to apply interpersonal skills (empathy, negotiation, rapport, sensitivity), to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to demonstrate character, integrity, honesty, ethical behaviors and consistent work ethic.





  • Ability to effectively participate in teams and projects as well as contribute to unit cohesiveness and productivity.



  • You will be part of a QMS (Quality Management System) that continually aims to reduce/eliminate non-conformances while striving to meet/exceed customer expectations in the most cost effective and efficient manner.



  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by communicating in a manner that interfaces well with customers, co-workers, and management members.
  • Continually monitor manufacturing methods, processes and procedures to ensure departmental goals are met while maintaining or improving cost competitiveness, which includes identifying, recommending, and implementing necessary improvements.



  • Safety at Qualiseal Technology is a commitment to every employee as we strive to provide maximum safety to all employees in the Harwood Heights location and every division of EnPro Industries.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk, or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 35. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



This specification is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. Ability to competently perform all the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment to effective customer service delivery, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic requirements of all positions at Qualiseal Technology.



Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Qualiseal Technology provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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