Toolmaker Job Summary

As a toolmaker you will use blueprints to determine project specifications, set up and operate machine tools.  This position is excellent for anyone with exceptional technical expertise and a positive team-oriented attitude.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Use blueprints and specifications to plan operations for the tools and assemblies, ensuring safety and maximum efficiency.
  • Study specification plans and blueprints to determine the proper assembly, alignment, and calibration of machines.
  • Verify dimensions of finished parts to ensure they conform to specifications using dial indicators, gauge blocks, calipers, and micrometers.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems and perform repairs on tools.
  • Tolerance could be as close to plus or minus .0002.
  • Utilize hand and machine tools to assemble parts.
  • Must have own tools needed to perform required work.
  • Maintain a clean work area.
  • Follow operator’s responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by production supervisor or general manager.

Job Skills and Requirements:

  • • High School diploma or equivalent.
    • Three years’ experience building precision fixtures, gages, and machine parts.
    • Must be able to stand for shift durations.
    • Excellent visual accuracy preferred.
    • Ability to read and understand blueprints and job process routing sheets.
    • Ability to operate Bridgeport’s, lathes, jig bores, and surface grinders.
    • Ability to use standard measuring equipment to validate product conformance to requirements.
    • Good math skills is required.
    • Knowledge of trigonometry and geometry is helpful.
    • Flexible to work long hours as required to meet project deadlines.

Pay range: $22-$30/hour

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  • Newington, CT
  • Manufacturing
  • Full-Time