Machine Shop Tool & Die Technician

Amsted Rail - Brenco - Petersburg, VA

Join our 100% Employee Owned Company

We have an exciting opporutnity for a Tool and Die technician at Brenco/ Amsted Rail in Petersburg, VA. 70 years. Come join a team where operational excellence, employee development, and continuous improvement are key success factors. Brenco located in Petersburg, Virginia, is the #1 US producer of tapered roller bearings in the railroad industry. Talented and motivated individuals will have the opportunity to do the best work of their lives with an established 70 year-old company.

As the Tool and Die Technician you will manage the inventory of tooling components to support the manufacturing workforce. You will analyze specifications, set up and operate machining tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools.

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

Clean, maintain, store, inspect, and distribute tools and equipment to the assigned departments.
Maintain database inventory of all available, in use, and being maintained tools.
Interpret blueprints, sketches, models, or specifications to plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools, dies, or assemblies.
Lift, position, and secure machined parts on surface plates or worktables, using hoists, vises, v-blocks, or angle plates.
Inspect finished dies for smoothness, contour conformity, and defects.
Cut and trim blanks to specified lengths using power shears, rules, and hand tools.
File, grind, shim, and adjust different parts to properly fit them together.
Fit and assemble parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools, using machine tools and hand tools.
Smooth and polish flat and contoured surfaces of parts or tools, using scrapers, abrasive stones, files, emery cloths, or power grinders.
Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators.
Visualize and compute dimensions, sizes, shapes, and tolerances of assemblies, based on specifications.
Track tooling movement information and ensures that all documents and reports are completed accurately in a timely and efficient manner.
Verify updated or revised tooling prints.
Verify ongoing area maintenance and housekeeping tasks are completed.
Perform others duties, as assigned.

High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED)
Basic understanding of Microsoft computer systems
Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently or as a member of a team
Knowledge of Machine Shop principles & tooling a plus.

Visit our websites at to find out more about what makes our workplace special, whether it is being an employee-owner, our active commitment to employee development, or simply enjoying the view of our park-like campus with our scenic stream and fishing pond and expansive grounds which are home to geese year-round! With barely a 30-minute commute from Richmond, we are easy to get to via both I-95 and I-295.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.