Tool Maker (4 Openings)

EDAC Technologies
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
EDAC Cheshire Facility

EDAC Technologies in Cheshire, CT has been serving the aerospace, turbine engine and industrial gas turbine markets for over 60 years. We specializes in the design & manufacture of precision, complex machined aerospace & IGT components, fixtures, tools, and composite molds and other close tolerance products.

We create optimized solutions to the design and manufacturing problems of our customers which will deliver overall time and cost savings. Our dedicated in-house staff of Design Engineers has the experience and infrastructure necessary to take a project from concept to completion with total efficiency.

Recognized as the preeminent supplier for complex parts including:

* Turbine Cases •Rotating Knife Edge Seals

* Split Cases •Compressor Cases

* Housings •Stator Assemblies

* Sync Rings •Shrouds & Segments

* Fan Case Assemblies •Cowl Supports

Manufactured from high temperature alloys including:

* IN 100 •Waspaloy

* Inconel •Titanium

* Stainless Steel Alloys •Aluminum

Tool Maker

Position Description

Looking for someone who has experience in analyzing specifications, lay out material stock, set up and operates machine tools, knowledge of fits and assembles parts to fabricate and repair jigs and fixtures, gauges, composite molds, specialty machines and specialty tools, applying knowledge of tool shop mathematics, metal properties, and layout, machining, and assembly procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Studies specifications, such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts.

* Computes dimensions, plans layout, and determines assembly method and sequence of operations.

* Measures, marks and scribes metal stock for machining.

* Sets up and operates machine tools, such as lathes, milling machine, and grinder, to machine parts, and verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications.

* Lifts machined parts manually or using hoist, and positions and secures parts on surface plate or worktable, using devices, such as vises, V-blocks, and angle plates.

* Smooths flat and contoured surfaces, using files, abrasive stones, and power grinders, and fits and assembles parts together and into assemblies and mechanisms, using hand tools.

* Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances, using measuring instruments, such as dial indicators, gauge blocks, thickness gauges, and micrometers. Works to .0001" tolerances.

* Documents the in-process inspection procedures in accordance with Quality Assurance Procedure 4.10-2.

* Inspects and measures parts to document quality requirements directly to the customer.

* May connect wiring and hydraulic lines to install electrical and hydraulic components

* May examine standard or previously used tools, jigs and fixtures and recommend design modifications regarding construction and function of part.

* May develop specifications from general descriptions for specialty tools and draw or sketch design or product.


* Must have High School Diploma or GED

* Must have a minimum of 3 + years of trade school, vocational education, or equivalent work experience

* Must have a minimum of 3 years apprenticeship specifically in tool making.


EDAC Technologies is a global leader in the development and production of engineered materials, components and assemblies used in a variety of complex aircraft engine and airframe applications. EDAC's additional offerings include aircraft engine component MRO, laser and EB welding services, the design and manufacture of high-precision molds, fixtures and GSE support tooling and the design and build of machine tools and spindles. EDAC operates 5 facilities, with locations in CT and MA. With a robust operations footprint and a diverse mix of manufacturing capabilities, EDAC Technologies is uniquely positioned in the Aerospace and Industrial manufacturing industries.

EDAC Technologies, LLC, is an equal opportunity employer. We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination