Wire EDM Specialist

Wire EDM Specialist

Job category: Other

Job Type: Full Time

Ankeny, Iowa

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Job Description:

Accumold is seeking talented, hardworking individuals who share our commitment to producing quality products for our customers!

Accumold is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of precision micromolded components. We began operations in 1985 and are the only company in the industry that has been continuously dedicated to micromolding for over three decades. We serve multiple industries requiring micro-sized parts, including medical, micro electronics, micro optics, automotive electronics, military/aerospace, and emerging technologies applications. Our facilities are state-of-the-art and fully climate-controlled, and we offer a relaxed, yet professional work environment.

We have an exciting opportunity for Wire EDM Specialist(s) to join Accumold’s talented, dedicated and growing team on 3rd Shift (10PM-6:30AM, Sunday-Thursday) & 5th Shift (6PM-6:30AM Friday/Sat/Sun)! This person completes assigned engineering tasks as needed to build production equipment. Provides tooling support to the engineering, production, quality and maintenance departments of Accumold.

JOB SUMMARY: Completes assigned engineering tasks as needed to build production equipment. Uses various machining techniques to produce a quality plastic part that meets the requirements of the customer. Provides tooling support to the engineering, production, quality and maintenance departments of Accumold. Plan schedule and optimize performance at all Wire EDM’s.


  1. Build components for new tools, existing tools and molds through the use of wire EDM machines and tool room equipment, using designs created by the engineering department. Read and interpret plans from paper drawings or computer files.
  2. Using toolmakers scope, measures, examines, diagnoses and trouble-shoots new and existing molds to make improvements or corrections.
  3. Work as a team with project leaders to ensure that projects are finished quickly and precisely.
  4. Clean and maintain production tools and molds.
  5. Other duties as required.


  1. Education/ExperienceHigh school education coursework or GED required. Two-year tool & die degree or four years experience in tooling or mold making preferred. Two years experience programming Wire EDM equipment.
  2. Computer SkillsAbility to operate personal computer. Knowledge of Windows based CAD programs such as Master cam, AutoCAD and Solid Works.
  3. Language Skills. Ability to read, comprehend, and utilize instructions and short correspondence with professionals. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees.
  4. Mathematical SkillsAbility to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratios, percent and use trigonometry. Ability to read and understand complicated designs and drawings.
  5. Reasoning Ability. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. An understanding of cause and effect as it relates to mold making. Use of experience to trouble shoot and problem solve.
  6. Other Skills and Abilities. Willingness to attend conferences, classes or training to enhance and update knowledge and skills. Occasional travel may be requested for company business. Overtime may be required to meet toolroom work demands.
  7. Supervisory Responsibilities. Ability to direct work tasks to others when assigned lead role on project.
  8. Physical Demands. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to stand and use hand to manipulate very small parts or tweezers. Sense of touch may be used to detect texture, burs and edges. Frequent movement throughout the facility is required. Normal or corrected to normal vision is required with good color vision, close vision, and ability to use microscope and adjust focus. May be required to move or transport up to 55 lbs.
  9. Work EnvironmentThe duties of this job are executed in a climate-controlled environment with few temperature or humidity extremes. Noise levels will vary from very low to moderate depending on the location that the work is performed within the facility. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee may have contact with machining residues such as steel chips, grinding dust, EDM smoke, cutting oils and coolants. Safety glasses are required.

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