Tool and Die Maker

Port Washington, WI 53074

Posted: 02/13/2019 Industry: Trades/Skilled Job Number: 505485

Tool & Die Maker


Tool & Die Maker needed for this 100+ year old manufacturer who serves customers in the Automotive, Heavy Equipment, and Commercial Equipment industries.


Responsibilities for the Tool & Die Maker:

         Plans, lays out, and performs all machine operations to sharpen, alter, and repair intricately designed and constructed tools, dies, fixtures, gauges, machine attachments, and mechanisms; requires a high degree of skill and knowledge of tooling practice and application.

         Works from blueprints, sketches, models, specifications or other drawings to plan sequences for operations and machining, compute dimensions, etc.

         Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances of tools, dies, fixtures, and gauges using measuring instruments.

         Visualize and compute dimensions, sizes, shapes, and tolerances of assemblies, based on specifications.

         Set up and operate equipment such as lathes, milling machines, grinders, drill presses, and saws to cut, bore, grind, or otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes.

         Fit and assemble parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools, using machine tools and hand tools.

         Ability to effectively troubleshoot on deep draw tooling and progressive punch press dies on presses up to 600 tons.

         Inspect finished dies for smoothness, contour conformity, and defects.

         Design jigs, fixtures, and templates for use as work aids in the fabrication of parts or products.

         Smooth and polish flat and contoured surfaces of parts or tools, using files, power grinders, or scrapers.

         Perform test runs with completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications, when necessary.

         May assist in the development and designing of new tools and dies, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.


Qualifications for the Tool & Die Maker:

         High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and Journeyman Tool & Die Status

         8-10 years of previous related experience (including apprenticeship hours); or an equivalent combination of education and experience

         Previous experience in bench repair, including assembly, machinery, up-keep, layout, die repair, inspection, press troubleshooting design, quality control, die and/or fixture building, welding, and heat treating

         Ability to read and understand blueprints, sketches, or computer-aided design (CAD) files

         Possess good verbal and written communication skills as they pertain to dealing with and understanding tools, dies, and equipment malfunctions

         Ability to perform basic shop mathematics; add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.



         2nd shift Monday-Thursday 3:30 pm 1:30 am; overtime on Friday or Saturday as needed

         $23-28/hr. based on experience (Direct Hire for the right candidate)

         Benefits: Group Insurance Plans (medical, dental, vision, life), Disability Insurance, Retirement Benefits (including match percentage), Tuition Assistance, Paid Sick Leave, Vacation Leave after 60 days, 10 paid holidays per year


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