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Job Summary

Develops plans for single stage, progressive and/or progressive stage dies for metal stamping, forming, gauges, etc., and designs single or multiple-edged machine cutting tools, such as broaches, milling machine cutters, drills and related jigs, dies and fixtures by performing the duties as described below.


To achieve success as a Tool & Die Designer, each essential duty must be performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these duties. The minimum requirements, knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for this job are as follows:

Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned as needed.)

Selects standard items such as materials, assemblies, bushings and tool bits to incorporate into tool and/or die design. May prepare initial bill of materials for future use.

Drafts preliminary drawings and sketches of die necessary to form complete stampings or other parts.

Based on knowledge of dies, forming processes, and machines, determines sequence and number of die stages in which single, transfer or progressive cutting, punching, and forming will be accomplished. Determines type of die sets required to produce complete part.

Drafts scale drawings of each die set, delineating contours and dimensions for manufacturing of die set.

Studies specifications, engineering prints, tool orders, and shop data. Confers with engineering and shop personnel to resolve design problems related to material characteristics, dimensional tolerances, service requirements, manufacturing procedures, and costs.

Reviews specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes, calculates, and determines necessary materials and other assemblies needed in the completion of specific dies.

Observes setup and tryout of newly developed die set in production machine to determine need for redesign or readiness for production use.

Assists tool & die makers and precision machinists in troubleshooting and corrective action on old, new, and prototype dies and tools.

Participates with other designers by answering or otherwise providing data and cost information for quotes and other work requests.

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree (BA) is preferred; or, four to five years related experience and/or training; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Two years of Technical School, with knowledge of Auto-CAD and Solidworks™.

Comprehension/Communication skills: Reads, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, blueprints, specification sheets, schematics, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Presents information effectively, and responds to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical skills: Works with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Applies concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning ability: Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions. Interprets an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, and deals with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Requirements (if any):  Occasionally stands, walks, climbs, balances, stoops, kneels, crouches, or crawls; regularly sits, uses hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reaches with hands and arms; frequently lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds or more. Speaks audibly and hears adequately. Possesses up-close, distant, color and peripheral vision, with the ability to adjust focus.


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