Tooling Prep Associate

Job Description/Responsibilities:


  • Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders. Operate grinding and cutting equipment.
  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, or materials onto machines.
  • Calculate dimensions of work pieces, products, or equipment.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or work pieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment.
  • Measure, examine, or test completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments, such as micrometers.
  • Set up, adjust, or operate basic or specialized machine tools used to perform precision machining operations. Operate metal or plastic forming equipment.
  • Maintain machine tools in proper operational condition.
  • Design fixtures, tooling, or experimental parts to meet special engineering needs for production equipment.
  • Fit and assemble parts to make or repair machine tools.
  • Evaluate machining procedures and recommend changes or modifications for improved efficiency or adaptability.
  • Dismantle machines or equipment, using hand tools or power tools to examine parts for defects and replace defective parts where needed.
  • Disassemble, clean, and reassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Replace worn equipment components




  • Qualified candidates’ require 3 to 7 years of traditional machining experience with strong mechanical knowledge of industrial systems and automated technologies. Job Shop and CNC experience a plus.
  • High degree of mechanical ability and aptitude with proven ability to troubleshoot and perform repairs on electro-mechanical equipment.
  • Able to operate forklift and high-lift equipment, welding experience desired.
  • Ability to hold tight machining tolerances
  • Knowledge and experience using micrometers, depth micrometers, inside diameter gauge, and outside diameter gauge.
  • Understand various tooling technology.
  • Basic math and computer skills required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; Demonstrated team player
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with little to no supervision.

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