Uses tools and dies to build fixtures; creates dies as required to construct new fixtures.
Repairs dies, molds, and tools when needed; disassembles molds, jigs, tools, and fixtures, then reassembles when repaired.
Reads and understands blueprints and complicated schematics as required to create and build new fixtures, tools, and machine parts.
Uses computer-aided design (CAD) software to create designs and/or turn designs into blueprints.
Inspects completed tools and dies for signs of imperfection or damage that may affect functionality.
Regularly tests all equipment, tools, and machines to ensure they are arranged and set properly and working efficiently.
Modifies machines to control speed, material feed, or path of cut as required to ensure a quality product is produced within specifications.
Maintains a safe, clean, and well-organized workspace.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to safely and accurately operate all measuring and production equipment.
Working understanding of geometry, trigonometry, and algebra.
Thorough understanding of metallic properties.
Ability to work independently, and with engineers and machinists.
Proficient with computer-aided design (CAD) software.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Education and Experience:
Successful completion of an apprentice program with a licensed professional or established company required.
On-the job training available.
Tool and diemaker certification required.
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.