Tool and Die Maker
Collaborate with Engineers to make new tools and their molds.
Sets up and operates single- or multispindle drill press to bore holes in fiberglass boards used in production of printed circuit boards: Studies drill drawing and product specifications to determine hole locations and dimensions, drill speed, and feed rate. Selects and installs bits in spindles, using handtools. Moves controls to set drill speed, feed rate, and depth of cut. Positions board(s) to be drilled over registration pins on machine bed. Views enlarged image of artwork on lighted scope to position and align single-spindle drill and board and depresses pedal or moves lever to operate drill press to bore holes. Positions template on registration pins under stylus of multispindle drill press and guides stylus that automatically depresses bit to activate drill press to bore holes. May operate single-spindle drill press to bore holes in metal template. May measure hole size, using micrometer gauge. May sand finished boards or template, using sander.