Tool & Die Maker


  • Troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains stamping dies through a variety of standard methodology.
  • Assemble and disassemble dies to perform repairs, maintenance and corrective action.
  • Performs preventive maintenance to insure that dies are as production ready as possible.
  • Maintains logs and appropriate records on die maintenance.
  • Participates in tool design.
  • Performs a variety of welding applications to repair broken tool steels as capable.
  • Studies specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts. Performs inspection functions to specified standards with assistance of operator and/or Quality Assurance personnel, as required to verify tool work.
  • Assists in development of detection methods and devices
  • Computes dimensions, plans layout, and determines methods for sequence of operations.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes metal stock for machining.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools such as lathes, milling machine, drills, saws, and surface grinders, to machine parts, and verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications. Smooth flat and contoured surfaces with power hand grinders.
  • Insures that dies are properly tagged when leaving the tool room.
  • Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances.
  • Examines standard or previously used dies, tools, and jigs and fixtures, and recommends design modifications regarding construction and function of part.
  • Has basic knowledge of press operations.
  • Communicates problems and estimated repair times to production as accurately as possible.
  • Assists with set up problems, as required.
  • Maintains communication within the department and with other departments.
  • Other Duties as Assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


At least a Journeyman’s Certificate in Tool & Die; or minimum of 8 years documented experience in the tool and die trade.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Journeyman Tool & Die Maker Certification.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.