Tool & Die Maker A
Southco, Inc. - Honeoye Falls, NY

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1. Build dies, tools, and molds, keeping costs in line with requirements
2. Solve any die and mold problems in regard to type, layout, development, and mathematics, so as to achieve expected performance in production
3. Repair, maintain and modify any dies, molds, fixtures, machines, tools, and tooling for production departments
4. Have active involvement and input in planning and designing molds, dies, and fixtures
5. Supervise and be a project leader in the course of building new dies, molds, prototypes, and fixtures
6. Improvise when necessary tools or equipment are not available
7. Perform assignments involving the field of model maker, gage maker, mold maker, jig grinder, jig borer operator, and machine builder
8. Keep abreast of all the latest developments and advances made within the trade
9. Purchase and maintain all the personal tools necessary to perform the above described duties


1. High School Diploma or equivalency
2. Tool and Die Apprenticeship or equivalent work experience
3. Able to lift up to 40 lbs/18 kgs
4. Good mechanical ability
5. Knowledge of metrics, shop trigonometry, and geometry
6. Able to select most tooling materials
7. Capable of operating all Tool Room machinery
8. Able to interact with other departments at a design level
9. Three to five years experience as Tool and Die Maker 'B', or equivalent experience
10. Safety and Quality Conscious