Skills Tool And Die Maker in Canada

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "tool and die maker" was moved from the group Tool and die makers (NOC 7232) to the group Tool and die makers (NOC 72101).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a tool and die maker in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Tool and die makers (NOC 72101).

Tasks

  • Compute dimensions and tolerances and set up machine tools
  • Instruct apprentices
  • Verify machined parts for conformance to specifications using precision measuring instruments
  • Program CNC machine tools
  • Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications
  • Machine, fit and assemble castings and other parts to make metal moulds, cores boxes and precision models of required shape
  • Inspect and test final products
  • Set up and operate electrical discharge machines (EDM)
  • Lay out, shape and assemble patterns of metal, wood, plastic and other materials from blueprints, models or templates
  • Position, secure, measure and work metal stock or castings to lay out for machining
  • Set up, operate and maintain a variety of conventional and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Analysis Help -
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Planning
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Inspecting and Testing
  • Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles Help -
    • Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
    • Operating Mobile Equipment
    • Operating Stationary Industrial Equipment
  • Building Help -
    • Constructing
    • Installing Building Interior Infrastructure
    • Finishing Building Interior/Exterior
    • Restoring and Repairing
  • Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help -
    • Installing and Setting-Up Technical Infrastructure
    • Debugging and Reprogramming Technical Systems
    • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment

    Knowledge

  • Manufacturing and Production Help -
    • Processing and Production
    • Food Production and Agriculture
  • Engineering and Technology Help -
    • Engineering and Applied Technologies
    • Computer and Information Systems
    • Electricity (Electrical and Electronics)
    • Design
    • Building and Construction
    • Mechanics and Machinery
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