Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Tool/Die Maker A in Broadview, Illinois

Tool/Die Maker A at ITW

Job Description

Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools.


  1. Working knowledge of stamping dies and machining equipment, including grinding, lathes, mills; EDM and CNC experience a plus

  2. Ensure timely delivery of tools to press

  3. Work with production supervisor to identify and correct issues on tools with repeat problems

  4. Work with production operators to troubleshoot dies as needed

  5. Sharpen/maintain/change-over/repair/PM dies as needed to support production

  6. Maintain accurate die history files and time spent for work performed

  7. Consult with production operators regarding first/last piece approval; execute reaction plan for defective parts as needed.

  8. Participate in tagging system, including red tags to ensure tools are ready for production

  9. Monitor inventory of key tooling components needed for assigned dies

  10. Complete tool or engineering change requests to ensure proper documentation control

  11. Ensure good housekeeping in your area


Normal climate control (Tool Room), occasional lifting up to 50 lb., occasional exposure to production area (heat, noise).

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

Two-year degree in Machine Tool and/or minimum of 6 years Tool & Die or equivalent.