Tool & 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.
Also called: Carbide Tool Die Maker, Jig and Fixture Builder, Tool and Die Maker, Toolmaker

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • design
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • group things in different ways

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Vero International VISI-Mould
    Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  • CNC Mastercam
  • OPEN MIND Technologies hyperMILL
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    certificate after high school
    associate's degree
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