Careers at JATCO

Tool and Die Maker

An established Pittsburgh based Injection Mold Builder is searching for a Full-Time Tool and Die/Mold Maker. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years mold making experience with a focus on quality and productivity. He or she must be self-motivated, able to work independently as well as with a team, and have a desire to continuously improve their skill sets and technical knowledge.

Job Summary

Perform duties required to perform machining operations and bench work to design and build dies, tools, molds, fixtures, jigs, etc., of complex design, close tolerances and finish requirements, following product drawings and blueprints and applying knowledge of tool and die design and construction, shop mathematics, metal properties, machining, and assembly procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Study specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualize dies or molds to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts, and make recommendations to engineering for function and manufacturability.
  • Diagnose and repair existing customer tooling.
  • Compute dimensions, plan layout, and determine assembly method and sequence of operations.
  • Remove defective parts and repair by smoothing flat and contoured surfaces using scrapers, abrasive stones, and power grinders, and fit and assemble parts together and into assemblies and mechanisms using hand tools or make drawing of part to be fabricated; insert repaired or new part and reassemble die.
  • Set up and operate machine tools such as lathes, milling machine, EDM machine, and grinder to machine parts and verify conformance of machined parts to drawing or specification.
  • Lift dies manually or use hoist and position and secure dies on surface of worktable using devices such as vises, V-blocks, and angle plates.
  • Work with machinists, project managers and engineers to solve problems and improve processes.
  • Maintain plant & office cleanliness and organization.


  • High school diploma or GED required, plus 5 years related machine shop experience, or equivalent education.
  • Basic trigonometry and geometry mathematical machinist skills
  • The ability to lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Proficient at reading and understanding measuring devices
  • Proficient at reading and understanding blueprints and shop drawings


  • Journeyman papers
  • Plastic Injection Mold experience


  • Flexible
  • Day shift

Ability to Commute

  • Pittsburgh, PA 15202
  • Reliable transportation required.

Competitive Benefit Package

  • We offer group health plan which includes Dental coverage.
  • Additional benefits include: 401k, Paid time off, Holiday pay, Disability and Life insurance.


We offer a competitive salary in addition to our attractive benefit package that will be dependent on education and experience.

To apply for this position please send your resume to

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