Toolmaker/Machine Builder
Title:Toolmaker/Machine Builder

JOB TITLE:  Toolmaker, Machine Builder

REPORTS TO:  Assembly Manager

JOB SUMMARY: We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Lead Toolmaker to lead our team in the creation of custom automation equipment and special machines. As the Lead Toolmaker, you will play a pivotal role in the design, fabrication, and assembly of precision tools and machinery, contributing to the development of cutting-edge solutions for our clients. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of toolmaking processes, engineering principles, and project management, coupled with the ability to lead and inspire a team of toolmakers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Project Leadership:

   - Lead and manage a team of toolmakers in the development of custom automation equipment and special machines.

   - Oversee the entire project life cycle, from concept and design to fabrication, assembly, and testing.

2. Design and Development:

   - Collaborate with the engineering team to translate customer requirements into detailed design specifications.

   - Utilize CAD software and other tools to create precise drawings and models for custom automation equipment.

3. Toolmaking and Fabrication:

   - Take a hands-on approach to toolmaking, contributing to the fabrication and assembly of precision components and machinery.

   - Ensure that tools and machines meet high standards of quality, precision, and efficiency.

4. Quality Assurance:

   - Implement and enforce quality control processes to guarantee the reliability and performance of custom automation equipment.

   - Conduct thorough testing and validation of tools and machines before deployment.

5. Collaboration and Communication:

   - Work closely with cross-functional teams, including engineering, manufacturing, and quality assurance, to ensure seamless project execution.

   - Provide regular updates on project status, milestones, and potential challenges.

 6. Continuous Improvement:

   - Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance toolmaking processes, efficiency, and overall product quality.

   - Stay updated on industry trends and emerging technologies to incorporate into the design and fabrication process.


- Associate degree, technical degree, or training and experience in tool and die.

- Proven experience in a lead or supervisory role in toolmaking and custom automation.

- Understanding of/experience using CAD software for design and modeling.

- Strong knowledge of machining processes, materials, and tool fabrication.

- Excellent project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.

- Exceptional problem-solving and analytical abilities.

- Effective communication and leadership skills.

- Eight to ten years in a job shop environment.

- Experience working with hydraulics and pneumatics.


- May be subject to higher noise levels from operating machines.

- Standard physical hazards from moving equipment & machine parts.

- Standard industrial and manufacturing working conditions.

- Some travel to customers' facilities for installations and service.


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