Tool and Die Maker

Jacksonville, FL 32256

Posted: 10/11/2019 Job Number: 229

Job Description


Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools.

Experience troubleshooting, repairing and machining jigs, fixtures, dies, die components and mold required.

Cut, shape, and trim blanks or blocks to specified lengths or shapes, using power saws, power shears, rules, and hand tools.

Cast plastic tools or parts, or tungsten-carbide cutting tips, using pre-made molds.

Set up and operate conventional or computer numerically controlled machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders to cut, bore, grind, or otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes.

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


Lift, position, and secure machined parts on surface plates or worktables, using hoists, vises, v-blocks, or angle plates.

 

File, grind, shim, and adjust different parts to properly fit them together.


Conduct test runs with completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications, making adjustments as necessary.

 

Set pyrometer controls of heat-treating furnaces, and feed or place parts, tools, or assemblies into furnaces to harden.

 

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


Study blueprints, sketches, models, or specifications to plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools, dies, or assemblies.

 

Set up and operate conventional or computer numerically controlled machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders to cut, bore, grind, or otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes.

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

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

Measure, mark, and scribe metal or plastic stock to lay out machining, using instruments such as protractors, micrometers, scribes, and rulers

Study blueprints, sketches, models, or specifications to plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools, dies, or assemblies.


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

Conduct test runs with completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications; make adjustments as necessary.

Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators.

Specific qualifications for the role include:

•           Minimum of 5 years of experience repairing tooling, dies and molds as well as fabricating and machining jigs, fixture and die/mold components.

•           Ability to troubleshoot machine tools, fixtures, dies and molds, perform rework as needed, or machine new components to manufacturing specs and requirements

•           Ability to perform machining with tool room equipment

•           Welding capabilities a plus!

Key Competencies
  • Decision-making
  • Persuasiveness
  • Teamwork
  • Conflict management
  • Adaptability
  • Stress tolerance
  • Confidence
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Planning and organizing
  • Coordination and control
  • Time management
  • Project management
  • Attention to detail

Meet Your Recruiter

Elizabeth Metzger

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