1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Tool and Die Maker

Makes and repairs tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other precision parts and equipment to fine tolerances for machine tools and other production machinery.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • studies drawings or specifications to determine dimensions and tolerances of articles to be manufactured
  • positions, measures and marks out metal stock or castings
  • sets up and operates machine tools to form workpieces by shaping stock
  • checks the accuracy of fabricated items to close tolerances
  • fits and assembles tool or article parts, test-operates and modifies them
  • sets up, programs and operates numerically controlled, computer-numerically controlled and electrical discharge machine tools
  • fabricates press tools, dies, plastic moulds or jigs
  • may dismantle faulty machine tools and machines, and repair or replace defective tools, dies and fixtures
  • may heat-treat tools, dies and fixtures during fabrication
  • may braze or weld parts during assembly
  • may design tools and precision equipment

Die Caster
Die Sinker
Jigmaker (Metal)
Plastic Mould Maker
Press-Tool Maker

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