Toolmaker/Maintenance

Burco Molding - Noblesville, IN

Full-timeEstimated: $48,000 - $65,000 a year
Skills

Calculate dimensions or tolerances, using instruments such as micrometers or Vernier calipers.

Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.

Set up, adjust, or operate basic or specialized machine tools used to perform precision machining operations.

Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, or materials onto machines.

Measure, examine, or test completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments, such as micrometers.

Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.

Maintain machine tools in proper operational condition.

Study sample parts, blueprints, drawings, or engineering information to determine methods or sequences of operations needed to fabricate products.

Operate equipment to verify operational efficiency.

Check work pieces to ensure that they are properly lubricated or cooled.

Observe machine operation to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunctions, adjusting machines as necessary.

Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, cutters, shears, borers, millers, grinders, presses, drills, and auxiliary machines, to make metallic and plastic workpieces.

Inspect workpieces for defects, and measure workpieces to determine accuracy of machine operation, using rules, templates, or other measuring instruments.

Read blueprints or job orders to determine product specifications and tooling instructions and to plan operational sequences.

Start machines and turn hand wheels or valves to engage feeding, cooling, and lubricating mechanisms.

Select, install, and adjust alignment of drills, cutters, dies, guides, and holding devices, using templates, measuring instruments, and hand tools.

Move controls or mount gears, cams, or templates in machines to set feed rates and cutting speeds, depths, and angles.

Position, adjust, and secure stock material or workpieces against stops, on arbors, or in chucks, fixtures, or automatic feeding mechanisms, manually or using hoists.

Set machine stops or guides to specified lengths as indicated by scales, rules, or templates.

Perform minor machine maintenance, such as oiling or cleaning machines, dies, or workpieces, or adding coolant to machine reservoirs.

Interpret engineering sketches, specifications, or drawings.

Assist to design, develop, test, or manufacture industrial machinery, products, or other equipment.

Design specialized or customized equipment, machines, or structures.

Prepare specifications, designs, or sketches for machines, components, or systems related to the generation, transmission, or use of mechanical or fluid energy.

Provide technical support to other employees regarding mechanical design, fabrication, testing, or documentation.

Inspect and test mechanical equipment.

Conduct failure analyses, document results, and recommend corrective actions.

Assemble or disassemble complex mechanical systems.

Test machines, components, materials, or products to determine characteristics such as performance, strength, or response to stress.

Prepare cost and materials estimates or project schedules.

Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators.

Study blueprints, sketches, models, or specifications to plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools, dies, or assemblies.

Set up and operate conventional or computer numerically controlled machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders to cut, bore, grind, or otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes.

Visualize and compute dimensions, sizes, shapes, and tolerances of assemblies, based on specifications.

Inspect finished dies for smoothness, contour conformity, and defects.

Fit and assemble parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools, using machine tools and hand tools.

Conduct test runs with completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications, making adjustments as necessary.

Select metals to be used from a range of metals and alloys, based on properties such as hardness and heat tolerance.

File, grind, shim, and adjust different parts to properly fit them together.

Lift, position, and secure machined parts on surface plates or worktables, using hoists, vises, v-blocks, or angle plates.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • relevant: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Tool Maker: 2 years (Preferred)

Typical start time:

  • 8AM

Typical end time:

  • 5PM

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Aggressive -- competitive and growth-oriented
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative