Tool and Die Maker
Reports To: Group Leader

Analyzes specifications, lays out metal stock, sets up and operates machine tools, and fits, assembles parts to fabricate and repair metalworking dies, cutting tools, jigs and fixtures, gauges, and machinists’ hand tools, applying knowledge of tool and die design and construction, shop mathematics, metal properties, and layout, machining, and assembly procedures.

  • Studies specifications, such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts.
  • Computes dimensions, plans layout, and determines assembly method and sequence of operations.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes metal stock for machining.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools, such as lathes, milling machine, shaper, and grinder to machine parts and verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications.
  • Lifts machined parts manually or using hoist, and positions and secures parts on surface plate or worktable, using devices, such as vices, V-blocks, and angle plates.
  • Smoothes flat and contoured surfaces, using scrapers, abrasive stones, and power grinders, and fits and assembles parts together and into assemblies and mechanisms, using hand tools.
  • Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances, using measuring instruments, such as dial indicators, gage blocks, thickness gages, and micrometers.
  • (May) Examine standard or previously used dies, tools, and jigs and fixtures, and recommends design modifications regarding construction and function of part.
  • (May) Develop specifications from general descriptions for specialty tools and draws or sketches design of product.

  • QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or equivalent required. A minimum of 3 years work experience and/or the completion of a trade or vocational school. And pass an aptitude test designed by Overton Industries. Acceptability based on Division Manager’s discretion.