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Tool & Die Maker

By July 21, 2023No Comments

Job Summary:

The Tool and Die Maker will cut, shape, finish, and maintain tools made of metal and will forge diecasts to create molds.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.


  • 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 preferred.
  • On-the job training available.
  • Tool and diemaker certification preferred.