Location: Eau Claire, WI

Reports To: Process Engineering Manager

Classification: Non-Exempt, Full Time

Department: Tooling


Tool Maker is responsible to operate and maintain the machine shop to support day-to-day manufacturing requirements with an emphasis on injection mold tool fabrication/maintenance. Duties include in-depth knowledge of proper operation of all machine tools, maintain proper stock of materials/tools/bits, design/document/create jigs, fixtures and tools to support production requirements. Machinist to recommend and specify new equipment and tools required to augment required capabilities.

Essential Functions:

  • Set-up, operate, and maintain all manual machine tools required.
  • Determine appropriate mold tool modifications and complete the machining.
  • Design, document, and create tools, molds, dies, fixtures, jigs, and replacement components.
  • Develop and maintain tool specifications.
  • Assist in design, development, testing of tools necessary for the manufacture of product.
  • Identify and request material stock, tools, and equipment to maintain shop efficiency.
  • Program, setup, and operate CNC milling machine.
  • Proficient with CAD and CAD-CAM program(s).
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Knowledge and Skills:


3 – 5 years demonstrated maching tool experience


2 year Associates Degree in Machine Tool

Interpersonal Skills:

The ability to understand verbal, written or visual instruction. Ability to work in a team environment. Ability to effectively communicate with their supervisor.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to effectively communicate and interface with peers.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Responsive to customer (Manufacturing) requests.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute results against strategy and meet critical deadlines.
  • Demonstrates perspective and ethical behavior.
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Knowledge/experience in injection mold tool design and fabrication.
  • Positive, can do attitude