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Journeyman Tool & Die Maker

Ithaca - New York - USA

Oct 15, 2020

Full time



The incumbent provides specific diversified components, tooling, and assemblies to meet engineering and testing requirements by planning and performing various complex and technical machine tool functions with limited supervision.



The position requires sufficient professional Tool Room experience of all machinery such that skills can be employed to perform complex layouts and machine tool setups for the purpose of producing, adjusting, repairing, heat-treating tools, dies, fixtures, gauges, and machine components of very tight tolerances. The incumbent must have an aptitude to learn Numeric Control (NC/CNC) or similar programming of complex machinery for the purpose of producing machined parts.

The position will primarily be responsible for test group machining support with limited supervision. Responsibilities include the ability to produce make-to-print items, assemble various tooling projects and electro-mechanical assemblies, and perform design/development on the fly without the aid of prints. The Test Group is a service organization; therefore, the incumbent must be able to setup and operate all Tool Room equipment with minimal (if any) assistance, must have a high level of communication to insure critical jobs are done as expected by the customer, and will be required to contribute to process/capital/tooling improvements necessary to maintain a viable Tool Room service.

  • Plans the correct material, equipment, tooling, and processes to produce make-to-print items.
  • Performs work required to produce/fit/repair items utilizing Tool Room equipment and processes.
  • Performs setup, operation, and troubleshooting of all Tool Room equipment with minimal limited supervision or guidance.
  • Determines parts and tools needed in order to achieve manufacturing goals with maximum efficiency.
  • Performs work that involves a high mental application and close visual attention for extended periods of time with the possibility of exposure to hazardous conditions.
  • Possesses an understanding of complex engineering product and assembly prints, mathematics up to and including advanced trigonometry, and basic electricity/electrical circuitry.
  • Possesses and utilizes strong methodical problem solving skills to drive to the root cause of issues and implementation of corrective actions (i.e., strong troubleshooting aptitude).
  • Communicates effectively with all stakeholders including plant personnel, engineers, maintenance, electricians, and machine builders.
  • Willing to travel within and outside the United States to perform said duties.

Safety and Health – Responsible for completing required safety training, reporting and correcting any unsafe practices as appropriate, completing work activities in a safe manner, and complying with safety and health requirements for respective position.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (Minimum Qualifications)

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 4 years of extensive/specific skills training in the tool and die making field
  • 8 years of Tool Room experience
  • Journeyman Trade Certificate through a qualified apprenticeship program is preferred
  • NC programming preferred
  • Prior experience in the automotive industry is preferred


  • Customer Focus
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Quality
  • Creativity
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Drive for Results
  • Self-Knowledge
  • Action Oriented
  • Ethics and Values

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