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Tool & Die Maker

Uelner Precision Tools & Dies, Dubuque, IA

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Tool & Die Maker  -  Repair Department

Rapidly growing tool & die and production manufacturer in Dubuque, IA looking for experienced Tool & Die Maker with Tool & Die Repair experience.


  • Knowledge of basic math for blueprint reading and gaging
  • Evaluate dies for production and to minimize downtime
  • Repair and maintain tooling; dismantles and repairs or replaces parts of damaged dies and fixtures, fits and assembles parts and tests repaired die for proper operation
  • Ability to make tools, dies, fixtures and assemblies to very close tolerances
  • Verify dimensions, alignments and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications
  • Use of measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers and dial indicators
  • File, grind, shim and adjust different parts to properly fit them together
  • Conduct test runs with completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications making adjustments as necessary
  • Inspect finished dies for smoothness, contour conformity and defects
  • Operates cranes safely to remove and/or relocate dies to specific work stations/equipment
  • Lift, position and secure machined parts on surface plates or worktables using hoists, vise, v-blocks or angles plates
  • Troubleshoot and repair tooling problems
  • Set-up and operate lathe, mill, saws and surface grinders
  • Participates in ongoing Continuous Improvement processes
  • Takes direction from supervisor as applicable
  • Works in compliance with established safe work practices and procedures
  • Maintains safety standard and cleanliness of workplace and equipment

High school education or equivalent and minimum of 5 years’ experience in tool & die build. Strong understanding of tool & die build. Must have strong personal commitment to teamwork and have demonstrated the ability to communicate and influence others.

Compensation: Competitive wages and benefits which include health insurance, prescription drugs, life, disability, 401K plan and paid vacation and holidays while working in a family business.  Career advancement and tuition assistance available for qualified employees.

Please request job application from Jayne at juelner@uelnertool.com

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 411864
Dubuque, IA
Positions 2
Full Time
Pay $20.00-$25.00
First Shift
Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 2-5 Years
Education High School/GED

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