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Tool and Die Makers

By May 11, 2023No Comments


  • Uses tools and dies to build fixtures; creates dies as required to construct new fixtures.

  • Repairs dies, molds, and tools when needed; disassembles molds, jigs, tools, and fixtures, then reassembles when repaired.

  • Reads and understands blueprints and complicated schematics as required to create and build new fixtures, tools, and machine parts.

  • Uses computer-aided design (CAD) software to create designs and/or turn designs into blueprints.

  • Inspects completed tools and dies for signs of imperfection or damage that may affect functionality.

  • Regularly tests all equipment, tools, and machines to ensure they are arranged and set properly and working efficiently.

  • Modifies machines to control speed, material feed, or path of cut as required to ensure a quality product is produced within specifications.

  • Maintains a safe, clean, and well-organized workspace.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to safely and accurately operate all measuring and production equipment.

  • Working understanding of geometry, trigonometry, and algebra.

  • Thorough understanding of metallic properties.

  • Ability to work independently, and with engineers and machinists.

  • Proficient with computer-aided design (CAD) software.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:

  • Successful completion of an apprentice program with a licensed professional or established company required.

  • On-the job training available.

  • Tool and diemaker certification required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.