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Working As A Tool Technician

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $36,630

    Average Salary

What Does A Tool Technician Do At Hill-Rom

* _– Other duties may be assigned:_
* Build new tools, dies, fixture and parts from blueprints, sketches, reference parts or instructions.
* Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearance of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers and dial indictors.
* Set up and operate conventional or computer numerically controlled machine tools such as RF welders, Fabric Cutting Machines & Sewing Machines.
* Initiate and perform preventive maintenance on tool and dies to keep them in working order.
* Fit and assemble parts to make, repair or modify dies, fixtures and tools.
* Perform repairs on dies, fixtures and tools.
* Support production by making new tooling in a timely, precise manner.
* Work with production on all tooling issues.
* Modify tooling and weld fixtures.
* Support 5S and CI projects.
* Support safety projects

What Does A Tool Technician Do At Home Depot

* Performing preventive maintenance on tools.
* Diagnosing problems with tools and making necessary repairs.
* Keeping work area clean and organized
* Forecasting and maintaining an adequate inventory of parts for repair.
* Using information from manuals, vendors, etc., to help diagnose problems and restore equipment
* Returning returned tools by cleaning, inspecting, and preparing tools for rental by other customers
* Ensuring tools are repaired and available for rental in a timely manner while keeping costs to a minimum
* Processing tool rental transactions (logging repairs and work orders, generating contracts, taking deposits, turning contracts into invoices upon equipment return, etc.)
* Training Tool Rental Sales Associates on turning, operation, and minor repair of new and existing tools
* Acting as Sales Associate on the floor
* Nature and Scope:
* Due to forklifts and other heavy equipment traveling through the store, temporary cracks may appear in the floor, causing an uneven walking surface
* The warehouse environment can be dusty and noisy
* Doors are frequently open, causing drafts and interior temperature changes
* Floors around work area may become slippery during wet weather conditions
* May have to handle merchandise and work with tools with sharp edges
* Passing forklifts emit gas fumes
* Tools, supplies and related merchandise may contain hazardous materials

What Does A Tool Technician Do At Berry Global Inc.

* Repair and rebuild Production machinery including molds and dies.
* Make components and changes on existing components in a timely manner and correct to an engineered drawing.
* Ability to document machined parts with an inspection sheet.
* Assist the Group Leaders and Lead persons in planning work in the shop.
* Assist the Group Leaders and Lead persons in sending work to outside vendors.
* Keep the Tool Room area in a clean and orderly manner.
* Assist other departments where their skills are needed.
* Keep the machines running as efficiently as possible while they are running in production (fixing water leaks, air leaks, working with Production personnel on mold problems, etc.)
* Perform mold cleaning with repairs that are needed.
* Record in the JDE PEM for PM's and or Lotus Notes work order system any maintenance that is completed on every mold.
* Inform the Scheduling Department when there is a mold problem that is going to be down for any length of time.
* Carry out any other tasks assigned by the Group Leaders and Technical Manager.
* Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists hand tools.
* Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators.
* Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
* Set up and operate conventional or computer numerically controlled machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders to cut, bore, grind, or otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes.
* Operate metal or plastic forming equipment.
* Operate grinding equipment

What Does A Tool Technician Do At Aecom

* The Electronics Technician Maintenance II provides support to eTools to including testing, repair, and troubleshooting for eTools ruggedized electronic equipment such as laptops and tables, eTools linked to networks, printers, and other electronic peripherals.
* Support responsibilities include software installation, and configurations.
* This technician performs technical and operational maintenance support to users of eTools electronics either by telephone, or on-site for eTools hardware and software packages.
* Job duties require the technician to test eTools electronics, printers, and other peripherals, configure SDC operating system, and configure eTools application software programs as provided by the eTools vendor.
* In this position, the incumbent troubleshoots eTools problems, performs hardware and software diagnostics, coordinates needed repairs, resolves eTools system problems, including coordination between users and components of a local area network, and participates in the evaluation of eTools system configuration and software.
* Evaluations also include determination of warranty status and if eTools hardware fall under warranty or is to be repaired/replaced by technician.
* All maintenance and support of eTools system will be performed to eTools standards and publications provided by the eTools vendor.
* Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.
* Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:
* Work is performed in a shop environment that is moderately lighted, heated and ventilated, is exposed to disagreeable fumes and to cuts and bruises from using tools in close placed and hazards of moving vehicles such as forklifts and sweepers in shop area.
* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.
* The employee frequently is required to walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.
* The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and taste or smell.
* Frequently lifts items weighing 40
* pounds and occasionally in excess of 50 pounds.
* The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, extreme heat, and vibration.
* The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; and risk of electrical shock.
* The noise level in the work environment is usually loud, or may include unsafe conditions, questioning nonstandard operations or environmental factors that may involve unmitigated hazards, and providing feedback to supervisors and managers on all safety issues.
* Position will require the ability to pass and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
* Candidate also must pass an FBI fingerprint check prior to being offered employment.
* Position may require travel.
* These positions are contingent on contract award.
* Candidates must apply online at www.aecom.jobs For further information call Scotty Cain at 469

What Does A Tool Technician Do At Bass Pro Shops

* Use proven and new methods to build plugs, molds, jigs and fixtures.
* Make changes to existing molds and parts to update and improve as instructed by management.
* Use precise measuring equipment such as laser aligners, levels, dividers, calipers, squares, graduated cylinders and gram scales.
* Assist other functions as assigned: engineering, production, warranty, mold fabrication and boat test.
* Work in a manner that is safe to self and others.
* Keep work area safe, clean and hazard free.
* Work in a productive manner, maintaining a high degree of accuracy, and the efficient use of time and effort.
* Bass Pro Shops is proud to be an Equal Opportunity

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How To Become A Tool Technician

Jobs in this field typically do not require any formal education beyond high school. General maintenance and repair workers often learn their skills on the job. They start by doing simple tasks and watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers.


Many maintenance and repair workers learn some basic skills in high school shop or technical education classes, postsecondary trade or vocational schools, or community colleges.

Courses in mechanical drawing, electricity, woodworking, blueprint reading, mathematics, and computers are useful. Maintenance and repair workers often do work that involves electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning systems or painting and roofing tasks. Workers need a good working knowledge of many repair and maintenance tasks.

Practical training, available at many adult education centers and community colleges, is another option for workers to learn tasks such as drywall repair and basic plumbing.


General maintenance and repair workers usually start by watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers. They begin by doing simple tasks, such as fixing leaky faucets and replacing lightbulbs. After gaining experience, general maintenance and repair workers move on to more difficult tasks, such as overhauling machinery or building walls.

Some general maintenance and repair workers learn their skills by assisting other types of repair or construction workers, including machinery repairers, carpenters, or electricians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.


Some maintenance and repair workers decide to train in one specific craft and become craftworkers, such as electricians, heating and air-conditioning mechanics, or plumbers.

Other maintenance workers eventually open their own repair or contracting business. However, those who want to become a project manager or own their own business may need some postsecondary education or a degree in construction management. For more information, see the profile on construction managers.

Within small organizations, promotion opportunities may be limited.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. These workers interact with customers on a regular basis. They need to be friendly and able to address customers’ questions.

Dexterity. Many repair and maintenance tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting or attaching components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.

Troubleshooting skills. Workers find, diagnose, and repair problems. They perform tests to figure out the cause of problems before fixing equipment.

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Tool Technician Career Paths

Tool Technician
Truck Driver Delivery Driver Account Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Electronics Technician Technician Engineer
Chief Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Operations Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Field Technician Systems Administrator Operations Manager
Division Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Process Engineer Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Field Technician Field Engineer Project Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Process Engineer Operations Manager Assistant Director
Environmental Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Maintenance Manager Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operator Technician Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Numerical Control Operator Numerical Control Programmer Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Electronics Technician Field Service Technician Service Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Field Service Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operator Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Numerical Control Operator Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Inspector Quality Assurance Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Inspector Quality Control Manager Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Security Officer Account Manager
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Forklift Operator
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Tool Technician Demographics


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  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Japanese

  • Chinese

  • German

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • Cantonese

  • Dakota

  • Mandarin

  • Arabic

  • Afrikaans

  • Italian

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Top Skills for A Tool Technician


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Top Tool Technician Skills

  1. Manual Lathe
  2. Safety Standards
  3. CNC
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Use of manual lathes, mills surface grinders, core grinders and various other tool making Machines.
  • Monitor operations to ensure that health and safety standards are met.
  • Experience in conventional and CNC turning, milling grinding, and E.D.M.
  • Modify, Repair, Build, and Maintain Molds, Dies, Fixtures, and their related systems
  • Mill, Lathe, Surface Grinders, Journeyman Saws, Plasma Cutter, minor electrical.

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