Tool Maker

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Position Summary:

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

Essential Job Functions:

  • Studies specifications, such as blueprints, sketches, or tool description, and plans sequence of operations.
  • Measures, marks and scribes metal stock to lay out workpieces for machining.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools, such as lathe, milling machine, shaper, and grinder, to machine parts to specifications, and verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications.
  • Positions and secures parts on surface plate or worktable, using devices such as vises, V-blocks, and angle plates.
  • Fits and assembles parts into assemblies or mechanisms, using hand tools.
  • Verifies dimensions and alignments, using measuring instruments such as micrometers, height gauges, and gauge blocks.
  • Examines standard tools and modifies tools as required.
  • Develops specifications from general descriptions and draws or sketches tool to be fabricated, using drafting tools.
  • May heat treat tools.
  • Inspects and measures parts to maintain statistical process control charts.

Job Qualification Requirements:

Training and Experience:

Between 4 and 10 years of trade school, vocational education, work experience, or apprenticeship.

Physical Demands:  The employee is required to:

  • Stand, walk, push, pull, reach overhead and bend to the floor.
  • Exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or
  • Exert 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or
  • Exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Visual Acuity:  Near acuity and accommodation are required for reading machine dial gauges, blueprints, and precision measuring instruments used in the inspection of parts.

Hearing Ability:  Ability monitor machine sounds to identify and diagnose changes in order to take appropriate action.

Working Conditions:  The employee is subject to:

  • High noise levels from operating machines.
  • Physical hazards from moving equipment and machine parts.
  • Breathing fumes, dust and mist.
  • Skin exposure to oils and cutting fluids.

The employee may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.

Arkwin is an EEO employer/Disabled/Protected Veteran

This job description is not intended to imply that the duties identified above are the only duties to be performed by employee(s) in this position. Employees may be required to perform other job duties as requested. This job description or certain job functions described herein may be subject to modification.