Tool and Die Maker
Collaborate with Engineers to make new tools and their molds.
Fabricates luggage hardware according to blueprint specifications for use as patterns in quantity production: Lays out design on metal, following specifications, and cuts, forms, and assembles finished parts, using hand and machine metalworking tools. Verifies dimensions of assembled parts against specifications, using calipers and other precision measuring instruments. Fastens assembled hardware to sample luggage, adjusting parts to ensure function of hinges, locks, and closures. Alters hardware according to changes in specifications. May submit finished luggage sample to customer for approval. May design hardware.