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NOC 7232 Tool and die makers

Example Titles
aircraft jig and template maker
aircraft jig and tool maker
apprentice tool and die maker
bench die cutter
bench die fitter
bench die sinker
bench jig maker
bench stamping die maker
bench tool maker
carbide tool maker
diamond saw maker
diamond tool maker
die cutter
die cutter – metalworking
die finisher
die fitter
die maker
die maker – jewellery
die mouldmaker
die reamer
die repairer
die repairman/woman
die sinker
die sinker – metalworking
diecast diemaker
extrusion die template maker
forging die finisher
forging die maker
gauge maker – tool and die
injection moulding tool and die maker
injection mouldmaker
jewellery die cutter
jewellery die sinker
jig and form maker
jig maker
jig maker – die casting and plastic moulding
jig maker – metal products manufacturing
jig-bore tool maker
journeyman/woman tool and die maker
metal mould finisher
metal mould maker
metal mouldmaker
metal patternmaker
metal patternmaker apprentice
model maker – tool and die
motor vehicle jig builder
mould maker – plastics processing
mould maker apprentice
mouldmaker – aircraft
precision tool maker
progressive die fitter
stamping die finisher
steel-rule die maker
template maker – tool and die
tire mould repairer
tool and die maker
tool and die maker apprentice
tool and die preparer
tool and die repairer
tool fitter
tool maintainer
tool maintenance man/woman
tool repairer
tool repairman/woman
wire-drawing die maker

Lead statement
Tool and die makers make, repair and modify custom-made, prototype or special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and gauges using various metals, alloys and plastics which require precise dimensions. They are employed primarily in manufacturing industries such as automobile, aircraft, metal fabrication, electrical machinery and plastics, and in tool and die, mould making and machine shops. This unit group also includes metal patternmakers and metal mould makers.

Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Tool and die makers

Read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications of tools, dies, prototypes or models
Prepare templates and sketches, and determine work processes
Compute dimensions and tolerances and set up machine tools
Position, secure, measure and work metal stock or castings to lay out for machining
Set up, operate and maintain a variety of conventional and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools to cut, turn, mill, plane, drill, bore, grind or otherwise shape workpiece to prescribed dimensions and finish
Verify machined parts for conformance to specifications using precision measuring instruments such as verniers, callipers, micrometers, co-ordinate measuring machines (CMM) and electronic measuring devices
Fit and assemble or disassemble parts using hand tools
Test completed tools, dies, jigs or fixtures for proper operation
May program CNC machine tools.

Metal patternmakers

Machine, fit and assemble castings and other parts to make precision models of required shape such as metal patterns, core boxes and match plates
Lay out, shape and assemble patterns of metal, wood, plastic and other materials from blueprints, models or templates
May program CNC machine tools.

Metal mould makers

Machine, fit and assemble parts to make metal moulds and cores for plastic injection moulding, or other production processes
May program CNC machine tools.

Source: Canada website