Tool Room/ Tool Maker Duties include to plan, layout and perform a variety of machining and assembly operations to fabricate tooling, jigs and fixtures, meeting exacting tolerances and specifications. May also sharpen and grind various types of cutters and form tools. Fabricate tools for new and existing jobs by reading blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operation, and setup requirements. Selecting, aligning, and securing holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders and shapers. Calculating and setting controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, depth, angle of cut or enters commands to retrieve, input or edit computerized machine control media. Starting and observing machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining and adjusts machine controls or control media as required. Verifying conformance of finished work piece to specifications. Repair damaged tools and gages by diagnosing tooling out of tolerance specifications. Prototyping and production, fitting and assembling parts into complete assembly. Verifying dimensions and alignment of assembly. Installing machined replacement parts in mechanisms, machines and equipment and test operation of unit to ensure functionality and performance. Developing specifications from general description and draws sketch of part or product to be fabricated. Designing, making prototypes and fabricates tools and gauges. Measuring, marking and scribing dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining. Continuously looking at tool life and new tooling to cut costs on tools. Reducing downtime of machines setups, maintaining the 6S program in assigned area. Performing maintenance, repairs, and general housekeeping of tool room machinery. Troubleshooting various production machines. Conferring with engineers, production personnel and programmers to resolve machining or assembly problems. Contributes to the overall effectiveness of the company by channeling problems and/or complaints to appropriate person for resolution. Reporting to Supervisor when assignments cannot be completed. Providing input and assistance with the implementation of quality improvements. Passing along vital information in the logbook for subsequent shifts. Training new personnel in the operation of assigned machines. Assisting and/or training in other areas as needed. Requires physical ability and stamina to perform the essential functions of the position, including the ability to walk, stand, lift, carry up to 50 pounds, push, kneel, bend, stoop, reach over and under waist level, twist for extended periods of time on cement or other hard surfaces, etc. Demonstrates the verbal and written communication skills necessary to complete forms and take messages in a legible, accurate manner. Five plus years of experience with a four year apprenticeship. Wage is depending on experience. Please contact Kelly Rudi at 574-968-1413.