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Tool & Die maker repair

St. Clair Shores, Michigan, United States
March 15, 2019

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Stephen Taberski

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Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081 - 734-***-****

Seeking a position as a Toolmaker / Jig & Fixture Builder. Experienced in machine tool building facilities and die / fixture shops. Previous and ongoing Progressive die maker repair.

Authorized to work in the US for any employer



K and A Resource - Sterling Heights, MI - January 2015 to March 1 2019

Sodecia, LTC Roll & Engineering, Wico Metal, E & E Manufacturing: Progressive Tool & Die maker / Repair. Troubleshoot: replace springs, nitro, grind, sharpen upper die punches, lower dies sharpen buttons, replace removed metal with new shims. Re-enter all cam punches and adjust to align drivers. Re-qualify four slide dies. Progressive die, punch, pierce, form and Tandem die repair. PM in press cause of burrs and splitting.

Tool room set up sine plates, v-blocks, holding fixtures. Use all manual tool room equipment.

Surface grinder, Bridgeport, lathe.

Toolmaker / Die Repair

Global Roll forming - Roseville, MI - February 2014 to January 2015

Duties: Re-sharpen die punches and check buttons, shim to re-qualify repair and replace broken details with job numbered purchased details in numbered die job drawers. Check drivers, cams and springs. Replace broken ones. Mark die book / checklist in detail of repair made, date and sign. Tool room, set up sine plates, v-blocks, holding fixtures. Use of manual wet grinders, surface grinders and other manual tool room equipment.


Liquid Automation Inc - Goodrich, MI - February 2013 to January 2014

Toolmaker duties are to assemble machine tools, which consist of multiple units of machined / purchased details Alter details when necessary as an engineered change will allow tooling to meet specified close tolerance, Transfer ream and tap holes to finalize machine tools assembled. Mark off assembled units from company build/checklist. Tool room mills, lathes and surface grinders.

Jig & Fixture Builder

Automated Integrated Tooling Systems - Chesterfield, MI - February 2012 to January 2013

Duties are to assemble purchased details and fabricate tooling according to build checklist and blueprints which specifies the close tolerance work of or - .0002. Use Tool room, manual mills, lathes and surface grinders. Duties include transferring ream and tap holes to attach finish aircraft tooling onto jigs and fixtures as job progresses into laser alignment as inspection.

Journeyman Jig & Fixture Builder

Volt, Seatle, WA - March 2005 to January 2012

Duties: Aircraft tooling work. Assemble details on checklist. (FAA) Fit at assembly onto jig /and fixture locations. Machine compound angles into details as necessary. Drill and ream to attach details on frame build of laser indicated locations, Bell helicopter, L-3, Vought, Boeing companies. AZ, CA, FL, OK, TX, TN, GA, SC.

Tool and Die Maker / Jig & Fixture

Metaldyne - Detroit, MI - May 1998 to February 2005

Die room Toolmaker. Work daily from sketches, blueprints, work orders per Facilitator. Responsibilities include presses, headers and trimmers for plant operators. Processes tooling in book write up/checklist. Checklist prepared by facilitator scheduling all dies, jig and fixtures. Restock tool crib of machine tools available for headers, presses and trimmers for everyday plant operations.

Machine Builder

Toolmaker - Warren, MI - April 1997 to April 1998

Make fixtures for special machines, process details to blueprint specifications. Complete build to assembly prints specifications. Run off to ensure satisfaction.

Journeyman Lead

Toolmaker - Southfield, MI - March 1996 to March 1997

Process tooling for working and checking fixtures to blueprints. Process tools thru various departments of machining then heat treat to finish jig, surface, id, od grinding. Finish assembly and certify inspection of assembled fixtures.

Journeyman Toolmaker /Machine Builder

Toolmaker - Sterling Heights, MI - March 1995 to March 1996

Build molds, fixtures, special machines to blueprint specifications. Tool room mills, lathes and surface grinders to machine details to blueprint specifications. Assemble, adjust then run off parts to customer satisfaction..


Associate of Applied Science

Macomb Community College - Warren, MI 2004 to 2007


Toolmaker (10+ years), Letter documentation 8 yrs. as tool and die maker


Journeyman Toolmaker since 1986


Team builder, people person, punctual. 25 yrs. continuous experience building tools, dies and fixtures. Use of lathes, mills, and surface grinders and hand tools.

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