Tool Maker - Manufacturing Industry

Niles, IL 60714

Posted: 09/21/2019 Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: TM-714 Pay Rate: $26 - $32 per hour, flexible based on experience

A leading manufacturer is looking for skilled candidates for a tool maker position in their manufacturing facility in the near-northern suburbs of Chicago.  This is a full-time, permanent position with a well established and growing organization that services the automotive industry.  This company has been in business for nearly 70 years, and features a stable, well managed operation. 


The tool maker is responsible for planning and constructing highly intricate tools, fixtures and gauges.  The tool maker must pay attention to the accurate relationships between parts, their interchangeability, and the extremely close tolerances of the fits.  Some of the development work will be challenging as in some cases no designs will be available. 


The standard work schedule is Monday – Friday from 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. with occasional overtime expected. 


The starting salary will be based on the individual’s previous experience.  We expect that pay rate to fall somewhere between $26 - $32 per hour, with the understanding that highly skilled candidates may be compensated at a higher rate.

Candidates must have at least 3 years of previous experience making tools in a related industry.  Candidates must be familiar with wire forming.   


Highly qualified candidates will have excellent advanced math skills, especially in trigonometry and geometry.  Ingenuity to make tool layouts and construct tools to solve unique challenges. 


Highly qualified candidates should be comfortable using welding equipment, lathes, drills grinders and other machinery. 


Experience in 4-slide manufacturing to create stampings, wire forms & odd shaped rings would be helpful. 

This is a direct-hire placement.   Phoenix Staffing is handling the initial recruiting activities only. 

Dominic Cassata

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