The Carbide Die Makers Tool Box

The Carbide Die Makers Tool Box

What’s the employment outlook for Carbide Die makers?
Here’s some data on jobs working in the Tool and Die industry, as a machinist or die maker. Carbide die specialists, CNC specialists or other specialists may make more. Obviosly experienced workers, formen and plant (floor) managers will make more than this. Unfortunatly this info is a little dated, US manufacturing has been doing well the last couple of years and need for tool and die workers in particular has been increasing considerably, this isn’t reflected in the numbers below. However, this should give you a good idea of what’s going on.

2012 Median Pay – $40,910 per year or $19.67 per hour
Entry-Level Education – High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience in a Related Occupation – None
On-the-job Training
Long-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2012 – 476,200
Job Outlook, 2012 – 7%
Employment Change, 2012 – +33,700
What Machinists and Tool and Die Makers Do?
Machinists and tool and die makers prepare and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically-controlled machine tools to produce precision parts, instruments, and tools. These parts are typically

manufactured out of tungsten carbide or steel.

Work Environment:
Machinists and tool and die makers can work in machine shops, tool rooms, and factories. Machinists work full time during regular business hours most of the time, although overtime is often common, as is evening and weekend work.

How to Become a Machinist or Tool and Die Maker:
There are many paths a future machinist can take such as apprenticeship programs, vocational schools, community and technical colleges, or receiving training on-the-job. Becoming a fully trained tool and die maker takes a combination of several years of technical instruction and on-the-job training. A high school diploma is necessary.

Where to find online work:
Just get online and look around. Here’s some leads for you.
monster.com
indeed.com

Note: If you are in SE Michigan check this Carbide Dies manufacturer

Pay:
In May of 2012, the median hourly wage for machinists was $18.99. The median hourly wage for tool and die makers was $22.60 in the same month.

Job Outlook:
Machinist and tool and die maker employment is projected to grow 7 percent from 2012 to 2022. Employing computer skills and being about to perform multiple tasks in a machine shop will create the best job opportunities.

 

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