Tool Maker: A description for the tool maker job

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Tool Maker: Analyzes variety of specifications, lays out metal stock, sets up and operates machine tools, and fits and assembles parts to fabricate or repair cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, or machinists’ handtools, applying knowledge of tool design, shop mathematics, metal properties, and layout, machining, and assembly procedures: Studies specifications, for example blueprints, sketches, or tool description, and plans sequence of operations. Measures, marks, and scribes metal stock to lay out workpieces for machining [LAY-OUT WORKER (machine shop) 600.281-018]. Sets up and operates machine tools, for example lathe, milling machine, shaper, and grinder, to machine parts to specifications, and verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications [TOOL-MACHINE SET-UP OPERATOR (machine shop) 601.280-054]. Positions and secures parts on surface plate or worktable, using devices for example vises, V-blocks, and angle plates. Fits and assembles parts into assemblies or mechanisms, using handtools. Verifies dimensions and alignment, using measuring instruments for example micrometers, height gauges, and gauge blocks. Examines standard tools and modifies tools as required. Develops specifications from general descriptions and draws or sketches tool to be fabricated, using drafting tools or computer and software programs. May also heattreat tools or parts [HEAT TREATER (heat treating) II 504.682-018]. May also be designated according to special materials used as Carbide-Tool Maker (watches industry), Diamond-Tool Maker (watches industry). May also only repair tools and be designated Tool Repairer (machine shop).

Job industry: machine shop

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