Exide Technologies Tooling Technician in Salina, Kansas


Responsible for having departmental tooling ready for changeovers. Responsible for tooling recertification procedures, maintaining tooling in good operating condition, and tracking of tooling for Metals Dept., Pasting Dept., COS/Assembly Dept.


  • Receives production tooling from various Dept’s and puts away. Examples: RLS slitter assemblies, Cominco cooling drum, Grid Molds, Trim Dies, Pasting Shoes, COS mold, dams, inserts, baskets, platens, adapters, grippers, case punches, auto dropper funnels and grippers, air checker tooling, post molds and hand molds, plate stacker tooling and any other misc. tooling.

  • Communicates with manufacturing personnel about problems and possible tooling solutions.

  • Cleans and performs required maintenance and calibration of various departments tooling, repairing or replacing worn or damaged components.

  • Helps track tooling wear and durability, and helps maintain tooling inventory files.

  • Work with plant personnel on ideas for tooling improvements.

  • Using manufacturing schedules, the tooling technician prepares changeover kits for manufacturing personnel to facilitate production line changeovers. Assist in production set-ups if required. May occasionally be required to assist in other maintenance projects.

  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area.

  • Comply with current Quality Systems requirements.

  • Follow Lean manufacturing procedures.

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English

  • Perform other work as assigned by the Supervisor or management personnel.


Education, Experience, Skills Required:

  • High school education or equivalent

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering prints.

  • Ability to interact and work well with others.

  • Strong mechanical skills

  • Current assembly department working knowledge preferred

Equipment Used:

  • Hand and power tools, welders, grinders, torch, and computers.

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional heavy lifting of 70 or more pounds, routine lifting of items up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to wear required personal protective equipment.

  • Withstand occasional exposure to extreme environmental conditions such as heat, cold, odors, and dust.

EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Requisition ID 2018-2178

Category Manufacturing - Operations and Maintenance

Position Type Regular Full-Time