1. Reads and interprets blueprints or works from verbal or written instructions or from the part to be copied or fitted.
2. Plans the setup and operation of all types of machine shop tools, considering types of material, tolerances, types of cutting tools, coolants, lubricants and machine tool feed and speeds.
3. Heat treats as required.
4. Determines specifications for inspection of work, using precision measuring and gaging tools performing required inspection before, during and after machining.
5. Performs hand operations involved in producing jigs, fixtures, tools and dies. Uses hand tools of the trade.
6. Fits and assembles jigs, fixtures, tools and dies. Sets up, runs off and tests dies to produce a product to specifications, tracing die difficulties to their source and correcting same.


1. May assist machinists and millwrights in punch press overhaul.
2. May work with product designers providing input to manufacturing capability on newly formed products.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


1. Completion of formal apprenticeship program or completion of in-company 5-year training program to satisfaction of Plant Training Committee.
2. Journey level machines may qualify for the Tool and Die Maker after the completion of one year of further training in tool and die work, as approved by the Stamping Manager.

Required Education Level : High School Diploma or Equivalent