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Tool and Die Makers Interview Questions

1. What do you like least about being a Tool and Die Maker?
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  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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Interview Questions and Answers List

1. What do you like least about being a Tool and Die Maker?

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2. How do you handle heavy loads of stress?

Top Answer

Make time to relax after work hour.

Second Best

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.

5.

Prioritize, write out what is most important to the great picture of the day, week , month . Come up with a action step to solve the problem . Take a breath.

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3. How do you handle a heavy workload?

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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 .

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4. How are your math skills?

Best Answer

Very good and I can manage very quickly.

2.

Enough to calculate anything.

3.

Very good and I always carry a calculator .

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5. How are your computer skills?

Top Answer

It is well as it must have a comman person.

Second Best

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.

5.

I work on exel and words.

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6. Do you any previous experience as a Tool and Die Maker?

Top Answer

No, although I can learn.

Second Best

Yes sir I currently work with moserbaer pvt litd as a engineer.

3.

By relaxing, balance between work and personal life.

4.

Yes I have a machine work experience.

5.

Not in tool & die. I was in jigs & fixtures.

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7. Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Tool and Die Maker?

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What ever parts making by tool maker.

2.

The nature of the job - physically, intellectually and the way it evolves suit me .

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8. Can you describe a time when your work was criticized?

Top Answer

When production gets struck up.

Second Best

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 .

5.

I take as challenge and I ll give my best always.

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9. What is the most difficult part of being a Tool and Die Maker?

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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.

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10. 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.

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.

5.

They aid in keeping machine down time to a minimum.

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11. Tell me about the most challenging tool you created at your last position.

Top Answer

progressive tool

Second Best

It is true progressive tool.

3.

M and M 100% marking.

4.

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.

5.

Progressive tool of a part.

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12. Describe to me your work ethic.

Top Answer

Always work to the best of my ability.

Second Best

Measure twice cut once, and there is nothing worth doing, that is worth doing right the first time with your 110% effort.

3.

When there is a reward involved, I am all hands on deck. MY reward for doing a good job at work is my paycheck.

4.

If I take up any job I feel to finish job without any concern.

5.

Sincere and hard working.

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13. What type of management style do you thrive under?

Best Answer

I work nite and safety all the time.

2.

Trusting and supportive . Management that listens as well as gives honest feedback .

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14. How would you rate your education and or experience?

Top Answer

I am currently completing my O.S.S.D requirements.

Second Best

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.

5.

My education I rate a 7 and my experience I rate a 9 . I have had several training courses on safety, geometric dimensioning, software and standard trade school . I have experienced several situations in new tooling Ned production coverage that have made me well rounded .

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15. What specialty tools did you create at your last job?

Top Answer

2plate injection mould

Second Best

Tool room.

3.

Two impression split mould.

4.

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.

5.

A draw tool having 90mm depth with od 70mm.

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16. Are you efficient with your time?

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17. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

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18. How do you prioritize day to day tasks?

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19. How do you prioritize day to day tasks?

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20. What are your career goals as a Tool and Die Maker?

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21. What is the most rewarding part of being a Tool and Die Maker?

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New tool drawing and making.

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22. What do you like most about being a Tool and Die Maker?

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23. What are you looking for in terms of career development?

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I am looking to become a certified tool and die maker.

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24. Do you manage your time well?

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Career Field
Job Satisfaction
Interview Difficulty
Healthcare
Vacation
Hours per Week
Engineering
80%
Hard
Provided
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.