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Jig & Fixture Build Helper

Smith Brothers Tool
Utica, MI
June 11, 2024


Job description

Smith Brothers Tool Company established in 1981 manufactures a variety of tool fabrication solutions for the Aerospace, Defense, and Automotive industries. We are a premier machining, weld fabrication, and tooling shop that provides in-house design, engineering, building, and certification capabilities. Design and tool fabrication include assembly tools, lay-up tools, large and small checking tools, mill fixtures, and more. Some of our customers include Boeing, Bell Helicopter, GE Aviation, and Honda Aircraft Company. We are looking for the right person to join our team!

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for executing the build as represented in the build prints and per the customer requirements.

Will calculate the unspecified dimensions along with laying out designs using various materials.

Will establish and coordinate reference points and tooling holes by using straightedges and measuring.

Lead be part of the team that fits and assembles tooling components for Aerospace customers.

Does repairs and rework on tools as needed.

Will draw and prepare sketches for the fabrication department as needed.

May need to operate machines including lathes, Bridgeports, lathes and grinders as needed.

additional job duties as assigned.

Skills and Competencies:

Minimum of 5 years experience as a Fixture builder in the Aerospace industry.

knowledge of geometric tolerances

Experience with Catia V5 and Enovia a plus

Able to read and understand blueprints

Good math, verbal and written communication skills

Excellent organization and follow up skills

Must understand deadlines and how they impact the overall business

Experience with ISO 9001 and AS91000 Quality standards desired

High School Diploma or equivalent.

The company offers an excellent benefits package to include the following:

Health insurance with low or no employee contribution plan (HMO) is available.

Vision and dental insurance benefits.

Life, Accident, & Disability insurance benefits are 100% paid for by company

HSA ( Health Savings Plan) offered with large employer contribution.

401(k) Plan with Match

Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off

Weekly pay and currently overtime available.

(Note: No sponsorship available for this position.)

Our recruiting team would love to hear from you today! Submit your resume for consideration.

Benefit Conditions:

Waiting period may apply

Type of work:


This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous

Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 - $25.00 per hour



401(k) matching

Dental insurance

Health insurance

Health savings account

Life insurance

Paid time off

Vision insurance


10 hour shift

Day shift


Aerospace Tooling: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: In person