Tool and Fixture Repairer

Replace and adjust tools and fixtures of production machines.
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Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tool and Fixture Repairers do?

Replaces and adjusts tools and fixtures of production machines and components of transfer systems in industrial establishment, using handtools and precision measuring instruments, following specifications and blueprints, and applying knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, and machine programming and maintenance: Observes production machines, such as punch and drill presses, milling machines, lathes and robotic equipment, to detect malfunctions, need for adjustment and alignment, or replacement of worn or broken tools and fixtures. Removes, replaces, adjusts, and aligns components of machines and equipment, such as production fixtures, programmable machines, and conveyors and transfer devices, using precision measuring instruments and handtools. Enters instructions on programmable controller or robot controller, to adjust speed, motion, and alignment of programmable machines, applying knowledge of machine programming and operations and production processes. Repairs and calibrates electronic measuring gauges, using electrical test equipment, master gauges, and handtools. Operates machines to verify that repairs, adjustments, and alignments have corrected problems and that machines function according to specifications. Disassembles, cleans, and polishes machine components. Informs supervisor of machine malfunctions requiring repair by other maintenance workers, such as ELECTRICIAN, MAINTENANCE 829.261-018. May set up and operate machine tools, such as lathes, mills, and surface grinders, to repair worn or broken production tools and fixtures.

Should I be a Tool and Fixture Repairer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Smelting and Refining Ore Dressing Repairer

    How to Become a
    Tool and Fixture Repairer

    Most Tool and Fixture Repairers have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:19ckaa&chl=no+college+%2842%25%29|certificate+%2849%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|bachelor%27s+%288%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,42,49
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