Tool and die makers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. May program CNC machine tools.
Metal patternmakers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Machine, fit and assemble castings and other parts to make precision models of required shape such as metal patterns, core boxes and match plates
B. Lay out, shape and assemble patterns of metal, wood, plastic and other materials from blueprints, models or templates
C. May program CNC machine tools.
Metal mould makers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Machine, fit and assemble parts to make metal moulds and cores for plastic injection moulding, or other production processes
B. May program CNC machine tools.
C. Read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications of tools, dies, prototypes or models
D. Prepare templates and sketches, and determine work processes
E. Compute dimensions and tolerances and set up machine tools
F. Position, secure, measure and work metal stock or castings to lay out for machining
G. Set up, operate and maintain a variety of conventional and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools to cut, turn, mill, plane, drill, bore, grind or otherwise shape workpiece to prescribed dimensions and finish
H. Verify machined parts for conformance to specifications using precision measuring instruments such as vernier callipers, micrometers, co-ordinate measuring machines (CMM) and electronic measuring devices
I. Fit and assemble or disassemble parts using hand tools
J. Test completed tools, dies, jigs or fixtures for proper operation