Phoenix America Toolmaker Position

The Job: Toolmaker

    Main Duties & Responsibilities

    • Perform mold & maintenance and repair
    • Build new molds for new products
    • Set up and operate tool room equipment (both CNC and manual machines)
    • Set up and operate Wire EDM and conventional EDM equipment
    • Work with outside vendors for services not available in-house
    • Attend design reviews to evaluate parts for manufacturability


    • 4+ years of experience in a tool and die, Journeyman or equivalent preferred
    • Read and interpret 2D drawings
    • Proficient in the use of measuring devices (calipers, micrometers, height gages, bore gages, etc.)
    • Ability to work with very close tolerances, sometimes less than .0005 inches
    • Good mechanical aptitude
    • Good time management
    • Ability to work independently or within a team
    • Understanding of the injection molding process and mold construction basics

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Ability to work with 3D CAD for part and mold designs (Solidworks preferred)
    • Ability to work from 3D CAD to machine new parts and mold components
    • Knowledge of CAM to create cutter paths for CNC machines (MasterCAM preferred)
    • Knowldedge of overmolding

    The Phoenix America Toolroom is located in our clean, climate controlled facility located in Southwest Fort Wayne. The largest press at the present time is 150 ton. This is a first shift position with some flexibility on the starting time. The molding department runs on a 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM shift and runs only one shift. Overtime may be needed at times to meet project timelines or to assist molding department to maintain production schedule. Consideration would be given to the right candidate that wishes to learn 3D CAD design and CAM machining if that skill is not in the current skill set. Consideration would be given to the right candidate that has a strong CNC machining background, including set-ups, tooling selection, machining strategies.

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