Summary 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).
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Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Tool and die makers make, repair and modify custom-made, prototype or special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and gauges using various metals, alloys and plastics which require precise dimensions. They are employed primarily in manufacturing industries such as automobile, aircraft, metal fabrication, electrical machinery and plastics, and in tool and die, mould making and machine shops. This unit group also includes metal patternmakers and metal mould makers. Apprentices are also included in this unit group.
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College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
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- 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
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