Tool and Die Makers

Tool and Die Makers

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.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Integrity * Analytical Thinking * Initiative * Cooperation * Independence * Achievement/Effort * Adaptability/Flexibility * Self Control

Representative Tasks * Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, or dial indicators. * 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, or grinders to cut, bore, grind, or otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes.



Job Family Production

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