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Tool and die maker

Oceanside, California, United States
35. PH
November 14, 2018

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Career history encompasses 28 Years of Tool & Die Making / Die Maintenance experience with valuable skills and expertise in the maintenance of die, progressive and transfer stamping and injection molding, and special machines, gages & fixtures.


Aerospace Componets

Die building & troubleshooting

Plastic injection molds

Jig grinding

Stick & Mig &Tig welding

Lock out/tag out

2 & 3 axis Prototrak Mills

Special machine building

Preventive Maintenance

Forklift operator

Accurite Mills

Die Maintenance

Excellent surface grinder

Plastic injection molds

Overhead cranes

Kaizan & 5S

Die ology certificate



Metalsa Structural Systems, Elizabethtown, KY

Tool & Die Maker

Built gages, fixtures & machine components for various types of tooling

Die repair, troubleshooting of large progressive, transfer and draw dies

Ran 2 & 3 Axis Prototrak Mills

Power mills, lathes, drill presses, wet and surface grinders

Computed dimensions, planned layout & determined assembly method & sequence of operations

3-Axis Accurate programming experience

2014 to 2015

Unique Tool & Die, Fort Pierce, FL

Tool & Die Maker

Build and repair progressive dies,Plastic injection molds

2011 – 2013

Select Industries Corp., Dayton, OH

Tool & Die Maker

Repair progressive and transfer dies

2008 – 2011

Various Temporary positions through agencies

Build and repair progressive dies

2004 - 2008

Cookville Tool & Mfg., Cookville, TN

Tool & Die Repair

04/2001 – 09/2004

Dysinger Inc., Dayton, Ohio

Lead Tool & Die Maker

Lead tool maker over other departments and instrumental in quality control

Built special machines, fixtures, gauges, dies and details

Various types of manual tool room machinery along with 2 / 3 Axis Prototraks Mills

Precision surface grinding to .0002 inches

Selected Prior Tool and Die Experience / Forma Tool & Mold

Built plastic injection molds for electrical parts

Experience in Tig welding, chipped cavities, surface grinding, and polish to eliminate flash.

Analyzed specifications, laid out metal stock

Set up and operated machine tools

Fit and assembled parts to fabricate and repair plastic injection molds

Used cutting tools, jigs and fixtures, gauges and machinists hand tools

Precision surface grinding to .0002 inches

Studied and used specifications, such as blueprints, sketches, models and descriptions

Computed dimensions, planned layout and determined assembly method and sequence of operations

Ran various types of tool room machinery

Several years in PM (preventive maintenance) and working in a production type environment.

1988 to 1992

H & H Machine and Tool, Dayton, Ohio


Built special machines, fixtures and gauges

Developed specifications from general descriptions for specialty tools and drew and sketched designs for the product

Connected hydraulic lines to install hydraulic components

Examined standard and previously used dies, tools, jigs, and fixtures

Recommended design modifications regarding construction and function of the part

Ran various tool room machinery

AFC Stamping, Beavercreek, Ohio

Tool & Die Maker

Repaired and troubleshot progressive dies, progressive draw dies, transfer and various types of special machinery

Ran various tool room machinery including programming


Patterson (Stivers) Co-op Vocational HS, Dayton, OH, High School Diploma

United States Marine Corp; May 1984 - May 1986

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