Tool and Die Maker Apprenticeship

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*Statistics retrieved from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What Does a Tool and Die Maker Do?

Tool and die makers analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, gauges, jigs, fixtures (devices that hold metal while it is shaped, stamped or drilled), gauges, and machinist's hand tools. Die makers construct metal forms (dies) to shape metal in stamping and forging operations.

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What Are the Working Conditions?

Tool and die makers usually work in tool rooms. These areas are quieter than the production floor because there are fewer machines in use at one time. They wear protective equipment; such as, safety glasses to shield against bits of flying metal and earplugs to protect against noise. They spend much of the day on their feet and may do moderately heavy lifting.

How is the Training Structured?

What are the Application Requirements?

What Skills Should I Possess?

Who Should I Contact In My Area?

Northeast

Your County: Your BAS Representative:
Outagamie, Waupaca Lisa Perkofski
Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Vilas, Wood Ben Stahlecker

Northwest

Your County: Your BAS Representative:
Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Iron, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Washburn Travis Ludvigson
Adams, Price, Taylor Ben Stahlecker

Southeast

Your County: Your BAS Representative:
Brown, Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano Burt Harding
Waushara, Winnebago Lisa Perkofski
Columbia, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Sauk Debbie Schanke
Dane Andrea Loeffelholz
Kenosha, Racine, Rock, Walworth Sandy Brietzman
Waukesha Bob Scheldroup
Hafeezah Ahmad
Milwaukee
Hafeezah Ahmad
Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Sheboygan Sandra Destree
Dodge, Ozaukee, Washington Liz Pusch

Southwest

Your County: Your BAS Representative:
Sauk Debbie Schanke
Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Richland, Trempeleau, Vernon Kathy O'Sullivan

Additional Resources

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains information on all occupations. For more information on the Tool and Die Maker trade in the United States, visit:

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/machinists-and-tool-and-die-makers.htm

Sources: Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Position Descriptions,
Apprenticeship in Wisconsin Handbook