Tool & Die Maker (2nd Shift)

Position Summary

The Tool & Die Maker provides tool building, tool modification and/or tool repair and replacement/repair parts for all types, complexities and sizes of a variety of high precision and/or high speed, low speed and multi-up tools for a variety of stamping presses to support the production efforts of the company.

  • Plans the entire process for building and/or repairing a variety of complex to basic tools and their components using blue prints and/or computer generated files for design & build
  • Performs efficient set-ups on all machine shop equipment needed for die building or repair (i.e. grinders, mills, lathes, saws, drills)
  • Performs work from blueprints, sketches, verbal description and/or specification of tool requirements, production problems and required finish part dimensions and tolerances. Will perform extremely close tolerance work where no design is available
  • Manufacture components to a tight tolerance and inspect finished dies for timing accuracy and defects
  • Fit and assemble parts to make, repair or modify dies, jigs, gauges and tools using machine or hand tools
  • Troubleshoot and de-bug tools in an accurate and timely manner
  • Change the dimensional requirements or tolerances of new tooling that is found ineffective
  • Keeps all working notes and documents up to date in the job file or computer
  • Maintain efficient inventory of spare tooling components
  • Plan, devise and/or construct temporary fixtures and holding devices to accommodate unusual tooling sizes and finished surfaces
  • Perform hand “bench work” or use machine tools to bring tooling to exact specifications and efficiency. Involves hand polishing, filing, sharpening and radiusing tool surfaces to precise tolerances to facilitate conforming part production and minimize “trial and error” adjustments at the press.
  • Rework, repair, sharpen and modify tooling to correct deficiencies, accommodate tool wear, or adapt obsolete tooling to perform permanent or emergency “duty” as a replacement for broken, missing or necessary duplicate tools
  • Assist pressroom personnel, and other tool room personnel in the analysis of tooling and part quality problems, the development of solutions and the implementation of corrective actions related to ineffective tooling and/or machine malfunctions
  • Work with Tool Design Engineers to ensure tooling manufacturability and understands procedures pertaining to the updating of tool drawings when modifications are made to the tooling through development, debugging and formal Engineering changes
  • Assist in the training of Tool & Die Apprentices per the Apprentice Training Schedule


  • HS Diploma, equivalent or combination of education and experience
  • Formal Tool & Die Apprenticeship (Preferred or equivalent work experience)
  • Journeyman’s certificate for Tool & Die (or equivalent experience)
  • Minimum of 6-10 years of diversified Tool & Die making experiences

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrates the ability to use all hand tools, measuring devices and machine tools common to the Journeyman Tool & Die Maker required in the tool building and/or maintenance
  • Strong math skills

  • Knowledge of die component terminology

  • Knowledge of industry 3D software

  • Intermediate use of Microsoft software and computers

Hours and Salary

  • 2nd Shift- Monday through Friday, 3:30pm - 12am
  • $25 - $40/hr. (based on experience) plus 12% shift premium