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Tool Builder Salary

$29,927 (USD)

Average Salary

$14/hr

Average Hourly

$383

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tool Builder is $29,927 a year and $14 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Tool Builder is between $23,260 and $35,317. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Lays out, fabricates, assembles, and repairs jigs, fixtures, forms, templates, and related tooling used in manufacturing aircraft parts and assemblies, following blueprints, sketches, and specifications, using handtools, power tools, machines, and equipment: reviews engineering information, tool design drawings, and other specifications to determine methods and sequence of operations to fabricate tools.
  • Examines blueprint of part for which template, jig, fixture, or other tooling is to be built.
  • Calculates unspecified dimensions, and lays out design on assorted materials to establish and coordinate reference points and tooling holes, using measuring instruments, such as dividers and straightedges.
  • Sets up and operates variety of machines and shop equipment to cut, shape, and finish materials to specified dimensions.
  • Fits, aligns, and assembles tooling components, and measures tooling assembly for conformance to specifications, using precision measuring and checking instruments.
  • Joins assembly components, using bolts, pins, clamps, screws, rivets, or other method.
  • Repairs or reworks tools.
  • May draw sketches and prepare detailed instructions for fabricating or machining to be performed by other workers.
  • May specialize in building specific type tool and be designated form block maker; jig and fixture builder; machine tool fixture builder; wood-tool maker.
Tool Builder Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 3,200

Estimated population of Tool Builder jobs: 243

Rate of error: 5.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$34,694
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Tool Builder Job Listings for United States

Tool Maker/Jig and Fixture Builder
Jun 25
Santa Ana, CA, USA
LG Staffing Solutions on Demand, Inc.
Toolmaker /Jig and Fixture Builder 1st Shift Pay: $25.00 - $40.00 DOE Location: Santa Ana, CA Temp-to-Hire * Review blueprints for tool assembly sequence, details and assemblies * Full laser tracking ...
Prototype Machinist
Jul 19
Oxnard, CA, USA
Haas Automation, Inc.
Company Description Haas Automation is the largest machine tool builder in the western world, manufacturing a complete line of CNC vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes ...
Die Maintenance/Tryout
May 24
Middleville, MI, USA
Middleville Tool & Die, Co.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES Die build from start to completion from die design model. Familiar with all tool room equipment, machinery and procedures. Knowledge of types of raw materials and their ...
Bench Hand / Experienced Gage Builder
May 24
Oak Park, MI, USA
Dependable Gage & Tool Co.
OUR COMPANY: We provide custom quality control products (Gages) and quality specialty tooling for leading automotive, aerospace & defense as well as research and development industries. Our mission ...
Packaging Engineer
Jul 19
Oxnard, CA, USA
Haas Automation, Inc.
Company Description Haas Automation is the largest machine tool builder in the western world, manufacturing a complete line of CNC vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tool Builder is $29,927 a year and $14 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Tool Builder is between $23,260 and $35,317. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Tool Builder Job Listings for United States

Tool Maker/Jig and Fixture Builder
Jun 25
Santa Ana, CA, USA
LG Staffing Solutions on Demand, Inc.
Toolmaker /Jig and Fixture Builder 1st Shift Pay: $25.00 - $40.00 DOE Location: Santa Ana, CA Temp-to-Hire * Review blueprints for tool assembly sequence, details and assemblies * Full laser tracking ...
Prototype Machinist
Jul 19
Oxnard, CA, USA
Haas Automation, Inc.
Company Description Haas Automation is the largest machine tool builder in the western world, manufacturing a complete line of CNC vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes ...
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