Tool & Die Maker

John Deere   Cedar Falls , IA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on September 8, 2023
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Tool & Die Maker employees use a wide variety of departmental machines, regular toolmaker’s tools to repair production equipment in a fast paced, multi-tasked environment. They must troubleshoot and repair production tooling in an efficient manner while following strict safety practices and OSHA regulations. In addition, they are expected to:

  • Perform tasks necessary to support operations in a team environment
  • Support preventative maintenance programs to maximize equipment uptime
  • Work with minimal supervision
  • Supply their own tools
  • Work shifts (choice of shift based on seniority), overtime and weekends as needed


  • Acceptable Journeyman’s status


  • 2 years’ experience as Tool and Die Maker


  • AAS degree in Tool & Die Making


  • All around tool room machining and CNC machining background
  • Experience building, repairing, and revising jigs and fixtures as well as machine/fixture alignment
  • Experience troubleshooting and analyzing manufacturing tooling and processes
  • Experience with hydraulics, pneumatics, gear trains, precision measuring instruments, welding, air logic, etc.
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal), computer literacy and project planning skills

Starting pay $34.51/hour

Please note: You must be at least 18 years of age, legally eligible to work in the United States (on a full time, regular basis), have a High School Diploma, GED, National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) or 3 years manufacturing experience to apply. Proof is required. Must be able to wear required personal protective equipment (safety shoes, hearing protection, safety glasses, etc.)

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A drug screen, background check, and physical exam will be part of the pre-employment process.

John Deere is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability