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Tool Builder Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$33,785 (USD)

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Last updated: June 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tool Builder is $33,785 a year and $16 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Tool Builder is between $33,279 and $39,869. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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Job Summary

  • 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 Seattle, Washington, 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:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Seattle, Washington

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

Tool Builder Job Listings for Seattle, Washington

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Automation Engineer
May 13
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