The average hourly pay for a Late-Career Tool and Die Maker with Precision Machining skills in Chicago, Illinois is $31.87.
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Job Description for Tool and Die Maker
Tool and die makers are skilled tradespeople who are responsible for the creation and maintenance of specialty tools used in the manufacture of goods. They often create tools that are specific to their employer or industry. In addition, dies, punches, and other precision parts related to manufacture are created and maintained. Tool and die makers are required to maintain and meet strict precision guidelines within their position, often working on parts that require minute tolerances to ensure p…Read more
Tool and Die Maker Tasks
- Read blueprints, design, maintain, and build gauges, tools, dies and other equipment.
- Test equipment, validate that it meets specifications, and file, grind, and adjust parts as needed.
- Inspect, troubleshoot, and repair tooling, dies, and equipment.
- Calibrate, set up, and run machines and equipment.
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Skills in Troubleshooting and Grinding Tools are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include CAD/CAM.
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