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Tool and Die Maker

By March 4, 2022October 13th, 2022No Comments
  • Constructs or repairs tooling to ensure a smooth and efficient operation. Working with metalworking dies, cutting tools, jigs and fixtures, gauges, and machinists’ hand tools
  • Constructs and repairs die, drill fixtures, machines, and all other associated parts to maintain or build tooling to accommodate production requirements.
  • Must have a working knowledge of micrometers, dial calipers, tape measures, dial indicators, mills, lathes, drill presses, grinders, multiple hand tools, and any other shop equipment deemed necessary.
  • Assists Manufacturing and Maintenance in troubleshooting and resolving tooling issues.
  • Studies drawings to plan the sequence of necessary operations to manufacturing tools.
  • Controls machines that smooth flat and contoured surfaces, grinds and fits assemblies together, and into mechanisms.
  • Instructs/Mentors trainees within the department on an as-needed basis.
  • Assists in tooling design and manufacture.


  • Possess a complete set of toolmaker skills with all shop equipment (milling, lathe, precision grinding, polishing, and fitting) and able to make parts to print.
  • Advanced knowledge of manual machining skills including milling contours, engraving, turning threads, boring pockets; grinding flats, diameters, shoulders, slots, and dressing radii.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 6+ years of related verifiable experience.
  • Frequent standing, occasional walking, or sitting. Occasional using of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reaching with hands and arms, and stooping, kneeling, or crouching. Frequent lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting and/or moving heavier weights.
  • Graduation from certified/registered Tool & Die Apprenticeship program preferred.
  • Must have good teamwork skills, meet quality requirements, be flexible, and be able to meet and maintain performance standards.