Sr. Tool Room Technician - 1st Shift

What Production Operation contributes to Cardinal Health

Manufacturing is responsible for cost of production and maintenance activities including process improvement, supply chain management, quality assurance, employee safety and engagement, and environmental commitment.

Production Operation operates light-duty bench- or floor-type machine tools and automation equipment. May set up machining machines and make adjustments, and perform maintenance on machines. Checks work using prescribed gauges, jigs and fixtures to measure close tolerances. Some machines may be numerically controlled. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.

Now offering a $5,000 New Hire Sign-On Bonus (excluding individuals currently employed with Cardinal Health)!

Shift Details: Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST


  • Machinist Degree preferred or ability to obtain a 1-year Machinist Diploma or Certificate after hire
  • 2-4 years of experience in manufacturing with plastic injection molding preferred
  • Ability to reach mechanical blueprints, work with a variety of tool designs (hot runners, valve gates and hydraulics)
  • Familiarity with FDA Quality Regulations; Microsoft Office and network-based computer skills
  • Ability to lift 50lbs


  • Sets up and operates Tool Room equipment including CNC Mills, CNC Lathe, saw, manual mill and lathes.
  • Tool and die repair.
  • Manufacture parts and components to print specifications using manual and CNC machinery.
  • Clean, evaluate, maintain, repair, and convert injection molds. 
  • Assist in maintaining the spare part inventories used for mold repair and maintenance.
  • Work with outside tool shops and vendors when necessary to schedule and track tool repairs and preventive maintenance. 
  • Contribute suggestions to improve mold efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.  
  • Complete projects to schedule as assigned by the Tool Room Lead / Supervisor. 
  • Work safely and maintain molds and equipment to operate as designed.
  • Participate in continuous education / training to improve tooling knowledge and skills.
  • Interpret mechanical drawings and wiring schematics.
  • Maintain service records in compliance with FDA & ISO standards.
  • Determine root cause when addressing major tool damage / failure. Report findings to the Tool Room Lead.
  • Perform mold preventive maintenance as scheduled to achieve 100% on-time completion. 
  • Respond to manufacturing demands appropriately. Request direction when priorities conflict.  

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies knowledge and company policies to complete a variety of tasks
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of jobs outside area of responsibility
  • Maintains appropriate licenses, training and certifications
  • Works on assignments that are moderately difficult requiring judgment in resolving issues
  • May assist in recommendation of processes on new assignments
  • Adheres to all quality guidelines
  • Works with limited supervision
  • Work occasionally involves review of output by work lead or supervisor
  • May provide general guidance or technical assistance to less experienced team members

Anticipated hourly range: $24.80 per hour - $41.06 per hour

Bonus eligible: No

Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid time off plan
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • 401k savings plan
  • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • Work-Life resources
  • Paid parental leave
  • Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 08/9/2024 *If interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

The hourly range listed is an estimate. Pay at Cardinal Health is determined by multiple factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographical location, relevant education, experience and skills and an evaluation of internal pay equity.

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.