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Top 25 Tool and Die Makers Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
Are you available to work overtime as needed?
Question 2 of 25
What are you looking for in terms of career development?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I am looking to become a certified tool and die maker.
2.
I would like to go back to school and get a engineering degree.
3.
To learn maximum to become a precise toolmaker.
4.
New technology intruduce.
Question 3 of 25
What is the most rewarding part of being a tool and die maker?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
New tool drawing and making.
2.
When you finish building a die and see it run parts.
3.
Being proud of your career and what you have made to perfection.
4.
The most rewarding part of being a tool and die maker is I love any kind of machines and so as a tool and die maker have to stick around machines and my hobby is to do paintings and tool and die makeing includes a very important role of design so thats the two rewarding reasons.
Question 4 of 25
How do you handle heavy loads of stress?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Make time to relax after work hour.
2.
With proper clearance between mating parts .
3.
Keeping calm and analyzing what are the options that I have to solve a problem.
4.
By internal resisting force.
Question 5 of 25
How are your math skills?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Very good and I can manage very quickly.
2.
Enough to calculate anything.
3.
Very good and I always carry a calculator .
4.
Uses formula for calculation.
Question 6 of 25
How do you handle a heavy workload?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Try not to panic and get to work at the biggest problem first .
2.
Brake down tasks into catagories, prioritize and ask for assistance if necessary .
3.
Depending on the vendor for excess job.
4.
Pace yourself so no mistakes are made. No your limitations.

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Question 7 of 25
How are your computer skills?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
It is well as it must have a comman person.
2.
Ms office word, excel auto cad.
3.
I am a quick learner when it comes to computers, I grew up around them; so it comes quite naturally.
4.
Ms office, autocadd, nx cadd, gdnt.
Question 8 of 25
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Tool and Die Maker?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
What ever parts making by tool maker.
2.
The nature of the job - physically, intellectually and the way it evolves suit me .
3.
I want to make career in r & d department.
4.
Toolmaking is so challenging and I like to be challenged.
Question 9 of 25
Can you describe a time when your work was criticized?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
When production gets struck up.
2.
Work hard and do my best.
3.
When there is need to work as a team and this team to agree on how to solve a labor problem.
4.
Was at a training seminar and had to do a oral presentation to a group of 25 colleagues and managers . In ding the 15 minute presentation I sounded a little nervous and monotone . So I redid the presentation adding more inflection and passion .
Question 10 of 25
What type of management style do you thrive under?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I work nite and safety all the time.
2.
Trusting and supportive . Management that listens as well as gives honest feedback .
3.
Self directed workforce. I take pride in my work.
Question 11 of 25
What is the most difficult part of being a tool and die maker?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
When tools run smoothly and met the requirements of production quantity there few people to take credit of achievement.But when tool fails only die maker to get blame.So it is difficult to accept blame sometime even after 110%effort.
2.
If you damaged you work piece or you can not get you job right.
3.
It's hard not to take precision out of the workplace when your at home building something.
Question 12 of 25
Why do you feel Tool and Die Makers are important for a manufacturing company?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Very important, heart of company,
2.
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.
3.
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.
4.
Most important because they are heart of the company.
Question 13 of 25
Tell me about the most challenging tool you created at your last position.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
M and M 100% marking.
2.
It is true progressive tool.
3.
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.
4.
Progressive tool of a part.
Question 14 of 25
How would you rate your education and or experience?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I am currently completing my O.S.S.D requirements.
2.
By self calculation, how I solve my work problems.
3.
Lear degree in Business but a phd in school of hard knock sales . Working with a variety of customers building solid relationship s and profits for my companies.
4.
I have teo years of college in tool and die and 17 years of experience.
Question 15 of 25
How do your friends describe you?
Question 16 of 25
What specialty tools did you create at your last job?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
2plate injection mould.
2.
Two impression split mould.
3.
MRF Tyre rib profile made using Stainless Steel block using 2 setting and the job is inside the block and then only it can be taken out after completing the 2nd setting.
4.
A draw tool having 90mm depth with od 70mm.
Question 17 of 25
What are your short term career goals in the tool and die industry?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
To do something good I have to get more knowledge.
2.
Having moreresponsiblites.
3.
Being a leader in a department.
Question 18 of 25
What types of certifications have you obtained?
Question 19 of 25
Tell me about your apprenticeship.
Question 20 of 25
How do you prioritize day to day tasks?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I alwayes give prioritzes of worke in working time.
2.
I take evrvery give task serious.
3.
I make a priority sheet by due dates.
Question 21 of 25
Tell me about your IT skills. Are there any courses you would like to take to improve your skills?
Question 22 of 25
Have you achieved your journeyman status?
Question 23 of 25
Are you accredited through the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and the U.S. Department of Labor?
Question 24 of 25
If I called your references today, what would they say about you?
Question 25 of 25
Have you ever had a mentor in your career?

About Tool and Die Makers

September 21st, 2017

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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