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Tool and Die Maker


The Tool and Die Maker Program teaches students how to make, repair and test dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges and special hand tools by laying out, setting-up, machining, fitting and finishing metal stock and castings..

A student can usually complete the Tool and Die Maker Program within a 5 year time period. The program consists of 20 weeks of in-class learning which will entail completing all 4 levels of the technical training component of the program.

After graduation, the Tool and Die Maker will be familiar with thread theory, abrasive machining, trade math, metallurgy, and be competent at operating a variety of N.C. Machines.

Careers

Tool and Die Makers
Wage: $51,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -9.6%
Self Employed: 3.6%
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Employed Part Time: 2.6%

Education Requirements:
Long-term on-the-job training
Computer Control Programmers and Operators
Wage: $36,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -3.0%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 5.9%
Employed Part Time: 1.0%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
Wage: $35,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -19.4%
Self Employed: 19.1%
Unemployment Rate: 0.6%
Employed Part Time: 8.4%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Wage: $35,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 0.3%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 7.6%
Employed Part Time: 2.3%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training