Profession tool and die maker
Tool and die makers operate a variety of equipment and machinery designed to create metal tools and dies, which are both needed in several areas of manufacturing, and produce these tools in all steps of the production process. They design the tools and dies, then cut and shape them to size and finish them by manually operated machine tools, power tools, hand tools, or programming and tending CNC tool and die making machines.
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- Realistic / Investigative
- Mechanical tools
Understand machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Machine tools
The offered machine tools and products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
- Read standard blueprints
Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.
- Cut metal products
Operate cutting and measuring instruments in order to cut/shape pieces of metal into given dimensions.
- Prepare pieces for joining
Prepare metal or other material workpieces for joining processes by cleaning the workpieces, checking their measurements with the technical plan and marking on the pieces where they'll be joined.
- Smooth burred surfaces
Inspect and smooth burred surfaces of steel and metal parts.
- Adjust properties of cut
Adjust cut sizes and depths of cutting tools. Adjust heights of worktables and machine-arms.
- Operate file for deburring
Operate various sizes and types of files used for removing burrs from and smoothening the edges of a workpiece.
- Operate metal polishing equipment
Operate equipment designed to buff and polish metal workpieces, such as diamond solutions, silicon-made polishing pads, or working wheels with a leather polishing strop, and others.
- Join metals
Join together pieces of metal using soldering and welding materials.
- Maintain edged hand tools
Identify and repair defects in a hand tool handle or shaft. Ensure the tool is in safe working condition. Identify defective and dull cutting edges in tools and use appropriate equipment to sharpen them. Store tools correctly to maintain condition and usage safety.
- Apply precision metalworking techniques
Comply with precision standards specific to an organisation or product in metalworking, involved in processes such as engraving, precise cutting, welding.
- Operate grinding hand tools
Operate a variety of hand tools designed for grinding production materials, such as angle grinders, die grinders, grindstones, bench grinders, and others.