Tap and Die Maker Technician

Set up and operate machines to make taps and dies.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tap and Die Maker Technicians do?

Sets up and operates machines, such as watchmaker’s lathe, bench miller, and tap grinder to make taps and dies used in manufacture of watch screws and taps: Makes master taps following blueprints and working to pitch tolerance of 0.00002 inch and outside diameter tolerance of 0.0001 inch. Threads master dies, using master taps. Makes working taps and dies from master taps and dies, using variety of semiautomatic machine tools. Laps, mills, spots, etches, drills, and taps die blanks, using variety of abrasives, bench machines, and precision gauges. Anneals and hardens dies, utilizing knowledge of heat-treating operations.

Should I be a Tap and Die Maker Technician?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to Become a
    Tap and Die Maker Technician

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