Tool and Die Makers

Tool and die makers are among the most highly skilled workers in manufacturing. These workers produce and repair tools, dies, and special guiding and holding devices that enable machines to produce a variety of products we use daily—from clothing and furniture to heavy equipment and parts for aircraft. They may work in manufacturing plants that produce tools in house, or in machine shops that only produce specialized machine tools for other manufacturers.

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Why do you feel Tool and Die Makers are important for a manufacturing company?
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Career Field
Job Satisfaction
Interview Difficulty
Hours per Week
Two Weeks
40 Hrs/Wk
Education Requirements

There are many different ways to become a machinist or tool and die maker. Machinists train in apprenticeship programs, vocational schools, or community or technical colleges, or on the job. To become a fully trained tool and die maker takes several years of technical instruction, as well as on-the-job training. Good math, problem-solving, and computer skills are important. A high school diploma is necessary.

Work Environment

Machinists and tool and die makers work in machine shops, tool rooms, and factories, where work areas are usually well ventilated. Most machinists and tool and die makers work full time during regular business hours. However, overtime is somewhat common. Because many manufacturers run machinery for long hours, evening and weekend work is also common.


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Tool and Die Makers Interview Questions
1. Why do you feel Tool and Die Makers are important for a manufacturing company?
Top Answer
very important , heart of company,
Second Best
Tool & Die maker is the important part of the company, because they are practically do each & Everything in his career. Tool makers are the heart of a company, They are able to solve any problem & They having a huge capacity to do work in any condition.
Its not heart every industry is based on tool room with out out tool room dre will be no company its a soal of da industry tool and die r ba creaters.
Most important because they are heart of the company.
They aid in keeping machine down time to a minimum.
They are the conductors in which imagination flows into existence, the muscles that carry out the nerves instructions. Without tool and die makers the upscaling process would be next to impossible. The growth of companies and the economy would be severely hindered.
Tool maker is especially for tool design and manufacturing. All componies are wants time saving and reduce the cost of component which they are manufactured, so tool and die maker the tool so that prodution is in less time and not costly also provide acuurcy.
2. Tell me about the most challenging tool you created at your last position.
Best Answer
progressive tool
It is true progressive tool.
M and M 100% marking.
The most challenging tool I created was an ejector drill. Finding the right inserts with the best chipbreaker, than spacing them out so that pressure was evenly distributed on bouh sides of the drill.
3. Describe to me your work ethic.
Best Answer
Always work to the best of my ability.
Measure twice cut once, and there is nothing worth doing, that is worth doing right the first time with your 110% effort.
4. How would you rate your education and or experience?
5. What specialty tools did you create at your last job?
Best Answer
2plate injection mould
Tool room.
Two impression split mould.
6. Are you efficient with your time?
7. How do you handle heavy loads of stress?
8. Do you any previous experience as a Tool and Die Maker?
9. Can you describe a time when your work was criticized?
10. How are your computer skills?
11. How are your math skills?
12. Do you manage your time well?
13. What are you looking for in terms of career development?
14. What do you like least about being a Tool and Die Maker?
15. What do you like most about being a Tool and Die Maker?
16. What is the most rewarding part of being a Tool and Die Maker?
17. What is the most difficult part of being a Tool and Die Maker?
18. What are your career goals as a Tool and Die Maker?
19. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
20. How do you handle a heavy workload?
21. How do you prioritize day to day tasks?
22. How do you prioritize day to day tasks?
23. What type of management style do you thrive under?
24. Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Tool and Die Maker?