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.

Alternative label

  • tool machine operative

  • tool setting operator

  • tool maker

  • tool setting operative

  • tool setter

  • jig maker

  • die maker

  • tool-setting operative

  • tool machine operator

  • tool setting technician

  • die dresser

  • tool machine set up operative

  • tool machine set up operator

  • tool dresser

  • die setter

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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