165229 - Tool Maker (10)-CA-C
CA-S.Cali-Los Angeles/Orange Counties
$50 to $60.00 DOE
9 months
Chipton-Ross is seeking 10 (ten) Tool Makers in Palmdale, CA.

Plans the job, determines methods and sequence of operations, makes layouts, fabricates, assembles and proves complex tools and dies such as tool masters, master tooling gauges, deep draw, multiple, cam action and compound dies and constructs all types of sizes of major jigs, fixtures, tool masters, master tooling gauges and related tooling, where critical reference points, surfaces, locators and tooling holes must be established and coordinated among three or more nonparallel planes or two or more radial profiles, and it is required to exercise a complete knowledge of jig and fixture building, tool and die making, and machine shop theory and practice, including the principles and use of applicable optical equipment; prepares the breakdown of all types and sizes of major jigs and fixtures, tool masters or master tooling gauges into components, details and accessories as required for the construction of these tools by other employees; determines the methods and sequences of fabrication and assembly, and coordinates the work of such employees; performs the final setup and assembly of components, details and accessories and follows such tools through to completion and sell-off. May develop, fabricate, and prove optical and mechanical accessories for the purpose of adapting and modifying optical instruments and similar equipment used in building and checking major tooling. Performs modification and rework of the level of difficulty of the operations described above. Demonstrates a complete understanding of the principles and use of applicable optical equipment such as theodilites and computer aided measuring equipment such as laser trackers. Must posses a minimum of four years of experience working in tool and die or jig and fixture building, form block and/or template making or equivalent.

Four years of experience working with tool and die or jig and fixture. Experience with form block and/or template making or equivalent. Experience with hand tools and Shop Machinery. Experience with Blueprint reading. Experience with metrology (i.e. Laser tracker, measuring devices)

Alternate Skill Sets:
Fabricates and assembles details for all types of tooling such as jigs, fixtures, tools and dies, including pierce, blank and form dies, all standard and related tooling, standard power brake punches and dies, form blocks, plastic and wood tools, working in close conjunction with more highly -skilled tooling personnel; scribes lines for contour and hole location layouts from such references as tooling templates; prepares rough tooling stock for final finishing; trims laminated fiberglass tools; performs gating operations preparatory to casting plastic nests and faces for plastic forming tools; installs new or replaces worn or damaged bushings; mixes, prepares and applies plaster to pattern frames; makes splash frames for forming operations and takes less complex types of plaster splashes; clamps structural components for welding and locates tooling reference points on jig structures, tools and dies after methods and sequences have been determined by others; sets up and operates such equipment as drill presses, arbor presses, power shears, power saws, band files, radial drill presses, pedestal and disc grinders, and other power tools to perform such operations as grinding to form and maintain cutters, sanding, drilling, reaming, tapping, spot facing, counterboring, sawing and filing, where it is required to interpret and work from blueprints, tooling drawings and sketches, using machinist hand tools and precision measuring instruments, and exercising a knowledge of cutting characteristics of metals, feeds and speeds of machines and of related machine shop practices and procedures, including shop mathematics.
Fabricates, assembles, and reworks multiple operation router blocks and/or multiple operation hand and hydropress forming blocks and accessories, when required tooling and information are available.
Lays out flat and simple templates using empirical bend allowance formulae.
Makes templates from flat layout masters; makes sample parts from extruded or standard formed materials where pickup and/or interpretation of information from plaster patterns; fabricates individual countour templates for use in box template setups.

May require certifications. Utilizes Blueprint Reading and Practical Shop Math or equivalent.
Performs modification and rework of the level of difficulty of the operations described above.
Must possess a minimum of one year of experience operating machine tools.

Fabricates shims, spacers, clamps, jig base and locator pads, ribs and other structural components. Prepares rough die stock, pipe, bar, plate and tubular stock for layout, machining, painting or inspection.
Moves, positions and helps others in handling, moving and positioning parts, dies, tools, equipment, fixtures and heavy materials as assigned; assists others in braking down setups, and returns tools and fixtures to proper sources; lays out and finishes simple templates such as individual trim, drill and bend templates, working from established references and blueprints, duplicates all types of individual templates from master layouts; cuts, fits, punches, shears and repairs templates as required; operates such machinery as saws, routers drill presses, shears, pedestal and disc grinders to perform such routine operations such as trimming, burring, sanding and drilling; performs assembly of tooling.
Paints and properly identifies and codes tooling.
Improvises shop aids to facilitate completion of work assignments.
Performs disassembly and cleaning of tooling. Checks tools for wear, damage, etc., and replaces defective or worn components such as bushings, shims, clamps and pins, and reassembles same.
Helps to maintain work area and machinery in a clean and orderly condition.

MISCELLANEOUS: Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Brent Sizemore at bsizemore@chiptonross.com
6926 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29406

Phone: (843) 554-5800 x185 or (800) 927-9318 x185

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.