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Tool Maker (PPG#332560)

Franklin Park, IL 60131

Posted: 02/28/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 332560 Pay Rate: 34.05/hour

Job Description

Dive into a Career of Precision! Join our client, a leading manufacturer of water efficient solutions, as a Skilled Tool Maker in Franklin Park, Illinois!
Job Highlights:
- Flexible start time, 5am, 6am, or 8am!
- Union Company
- Full-Time Direct Hire Position 
- Overtime available
- Great Benefits
Must have previous experience in a job shop

What you will be doing:
The Tool Maker will perform duties to plan, construct, alter and repair a variety of parts and fixtures involving difficult and complex machine operations with a wide variety of manual and CNC machine tools. 
You will work from prints, software, machine manuals and instructions. Job duties as the tool maker include:

  • Plan and layout job assignments, determine sequence of machining operations, calculate shrinkage and expansion allowances, and program operations as necessary.
  • Perform tool trouble shooting duties as assigned.
  • Make tool tryouts, diagnose and correct problems, and make recommendations on tool modifications and methods required.
  • Set up, program and operate EDM equipment, as well as a variety of complex CNC machine tools.
  • Report design errors, mark up changes on drawings and refer to Engineering Department.
  • Assist in training and instructing lower graded tool makers.
  • Develop engineering models working from sketches, instructions and piece part drawings involving making design modifications.
  • Use a variety of manual and CNC machine tools, precision measuring tools and instruments, and video microscope, optical comparators, heat treating furnaces and hand tools.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

To be considered, requirements include:
  • 4+ years manual machining
  • Previous Job shop work environment
  • Experience with manual milling, including facing, boring, drilling, and tapping.
  • Experience with manual lathes, including turning, boring, and single point threading.
  • Skilled at blueprint reading, basic trigonometry and other basic math skills
  • Ability to pass Tool Maker written and physical test.
  • Experience using measurement tools such as caliper, micrometer, height gage, and optical comparator.
  • High school diploma or equivalent

The company offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package including: 
  • A choice of Medical (with Health Savings Account), Dental, Vision, Rx Insurance for employees and their eligible dependents

  • Company paid Basic Life and AD & D Insurance, Basic Accident Insurance, Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and Well-being Programs.

  • Paid time off, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Vacation time, Paid Sick time, Paid Military Leave, and Paid Volunteer time away from work.

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Commuter Parking and Transit Accounts, and Tuition Reimbursement benefits.

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a Company match.

  • Employee Service Anniversary Awards and Employee Recognition Programs

Click APPLY NOW or send your resume to or apply online at to be immediately considered!
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