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Tool and Die Makers

Make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$30.51 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  1.5%    Read more about outlook


Vocational training is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Lift materials or workpieces using cranes or other lifting equipment.
  • Operate grinding equipment.
  • Operate metal or plastic forming equipment.
  • Conduct test runs of production equipment.
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Job Title Examples:

Jig and Fixture Builder
Jig and Fixture Repairer

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