Tool, Die & Fixture Maker

Reporting to the Vice President, Engineering, the T&D Maker is responsible for the design, development, building, calibration and repair of tools, jigs and fixtures utilized in a robotic manufacturing environment.

Principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support Manufacturing Engineer (ME) to build fixtures and gages for assembly line and robotic welders using both verbal and documented designs.
  • Propose design changes and improvements to existing jigs and fixtures.
  • Maintain jig / fixture preventive maintenance program.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area by following clean-up and housekeeping procedures and observing all prescribed safety regulations.

Ideal Candidate will possess the following skill/qualities:

  • Previous experience building jigs and fixtures - Weld fixtures as a 1st choice, but candidates with experience in machining fixtures and/or assembly fixtures would be equally desirable.
  • Experience with ISO 9001 is a plus
  • Ability to read and understand blue prints including machining tolerances, GD&T and weld symbols.
  • Ability to build jigs and fixtures to print using manual and CNC machining equipment, welders, hand tools, etc., including the ability to program CNC both conversationally and with G & M Codes.
  • Ability to set up CNC equipment for production runs including cutting tool selection and inventory.
  • Understand the use of hydraulic and pneumatic clamping / sequencing and can install and maintain these systems.
  • Ability to set-up and run all standard machine shop equipment- Lathes, Bridgeport’s, Surface grinders.
  • Ability to work to tolerances of .0002”.
  • Knowledge of shop math and GD&T.
  • Have a high sense of urgency and the ability to meet schedule requirements.
  • Work independently and efficiently to complete projects with minimal supervision.
  • Inspect and confirm conformity of all engineering requirements.
  • Problem-solving skills.

Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Four-year journeyman apprenticeship training or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five years manufacturing experience in the Tool & Die industry
  • Currently have or be able to obtain a forklift license


  • Full time position
  • 40-45 hours per week
  • Paid vacation
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Flex spending plan
  • Dental insurance
  • Simple IRA retirement plan
  • Long term disability
  • Casual work environment

How To Apply

Send resumes to:

LDJ Manufacturing, Inc.
1833 Highway 163
Pella, IA 50219
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Fax: 641-620-8302

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