Tool and Die Makers:

Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $51,050.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 4,037
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -5.79 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up computer numerical control machines
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Cast precision cast patterns, molds, or dies to form objects
Shape metal or plastic
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment
Weld metal parts and components
Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials
File metal or plastic objects
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing

Controlling Machines and Processes

Perform machining operations
Operate variety of machine tools
Operate industrial testing equipment
Operate pneumatic tools
Operate metal or plastic fabricating equipment
Fabricate products or components using machine tools
Operate power or hand tools in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Operate lathes in accordance with safety regulations
Operate crushing or grinding machine

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Metal Stamping
Computer Aided Drafting/Design (CAD)
Mig and Tig Welding
Tool Design
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Engineering Drawings

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