• Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Type: Contract to Hire
  • Job #12063

Pay: $18.35-$22.66
Shift: 4:30 am – 3:00pm


  • Study blueprints, specifications, and work orders to determine dimensions and tolerances of tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, and gauges
  • Operate manual and computer-controlled machine tools such as lathes, grinders, milling machines, and CNC machines to shape and form metal parts
  • Verify finished parts meet specifications using precision measuring tools such as micrometers, dial indicators, and gauges
  • Assemble, align, and test completed tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, and gauges to ensure proper functioning
  • Perform routine maintenance and repair of tooling equipment
  • Participate in safety and quality assurance programs
  • Keep work area clean and organized


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Good mechanical aptitude and ability to work with precision and attention to detail
  • Basic math skills, including the ability to read blueprints and schematics
  • Ability to use hand and power tools safely and effectively
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Willingness to learn and follow instructions from experienced Tool and Die Makers
  • Physical ability to stand for long periods, lift heavy objects, and work in a noisy environment

Preferred qualifications:

  • Completion of a vocational or technical school program in Tool and Die Making or related field
  • Experience operating manual and computer-controlled machine tools
  • Familiarity with CAD software for tool and die design
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