Die Maker

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of the tool room, the person holding this position has a main tasks to manufacture and repair various tools such as punches, progressive and simple dies. 

Main Tasks

  • Studying the plans and specifications, the drawings, instructions for tooling, jigging, dies and punch projects; planning the workflow;
  • Calculating the dimensions and tolerances of the part to be manufactured or modified; executing sketches if necessary;
  • Operating various machines and tools such as milling machines, grinding machines etc;
  • Adjusting and assembling parts in a die or mechanism;
  • Verifying dimensions and alignments of machined parts using control and measuring instruments;
  • Testing dies and punches, tools, templates or completed assemblies to ensure their proper operation;
  • Removing and repairing worn or defective tools; repairing or modifying die elements;
  • Checking the results according to quality standards;
  • performing various machining operations to modify, repair or manufacture spare parts and installation structures;
  • Any other related tasks;

Required Skills

  • Strong skills in machining / mechanical engineering
  • Ability to provide support and solutions to production
  • Excellent ability with dies. (Evaluated according to experience)
  • Knowledge in heat treatments of steel would be an asset
  • Ability in mathematical calculation
  • Ability to read and interpret modification and manufacturing plans
  • Experiments in CNC milling and Wire edm would be an asset
  • Good knowledge of measurement and verification tools

Required Skills

  • Autonomy and versatility
  • Spirit of innovation and improvement
  • Adaptation to changes
  • Rigor and manual skill
  • Ability in communication and teamwork
  • Skilled in training and knowledge transfer
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Meticulous


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