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Job Description:

  • 1) Analyzes specifications, lays out metal stock, sets up and operates machine tools, and fits and assembles parts to fabricate and repair metalworking dies, cutting tools, jigs and fixtures, gauges, and machinists' handtools, applying knowledge of tool and die design and construction, shop mathematics, metal properties, and layout, machining, and assembly procedures: Studies specifications, such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts.

  • 2) Computes dimensions, plans layout, and determines assembly method and sequence of operations.

  • 3) Measures, marks, and scribes metal stock for machining.

  • 4) May connect wiring and hydraulic lines to install electrical and hydraulic components.

  • 5) May examine standard or previously used dies, tools, and jigs and fixtures, and recommend design modifications regarding construction and function of part.

  • 6) May develop specifications from general descriptions for specialty tools and draw or sketch design of product.

  • 7) May specialize in repair work and be designated Tool-And-Die Repairer.




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Job Number: 11302