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Tool Builder Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$31,848 (USD)

Average Salary

$15/hr

Average Hourly

$408

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tool Builder is $31,848 a year and $15 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Tool Builder is between $24,959 and $37,584. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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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 Chicago, Illinois, 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:
$36,921
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Tool Builder Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Haas Factory Outlet - Chicago
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Key Account Manager
Jun 13
Villa Park, IL, USA
HAIMER USA
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Purchasing Manager
Apr 3
Mount Prospect, IL, USA
Lapmaster Wolters
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Design Supervisor - Metal Stamping Dies ($4000 Signing Bonus*)
Jun 10
Chicago, IL, USA
Reich Tool & Design
Reich Tool has been in business since 1965. We build high end stamping dies - Multi-stage transfer, progressive and prototypes. We are seeking to fill our Design Supervisor position, as the current ...
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