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Maker 2, Tool & Die


Yakima, WA, US, 98903

Business Unit:  Systems and Support
Function:  Operations

Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.

Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft – from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.


Job Title: Tool and Die Maker 2

Summary Responsible for the design and creation of both standard and complex tools and fixtures to support the production demands, development projects, and enhancement of existing manufactured parts and assemblies.
In this role, you will be required to interpret design drawings, develop a plan of action, then cut and shape metal to create the desired finished product.
To be successful as a tool and die maker, you should have in-depth knowledge of metalwork and engineering, a good eye for detail, and the ability to visualize structural components. A top-class tool and die maker is able to translate ideas into expertly crafted metal forms ready for the manufacturing process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

•    Setting up and operating a CNC and manually controlled machines such as lathes, milling machines, precision grinders, gun drills, etc to make parts and tools to sketch/drawing requirements.
•    Using a variety of machinist’s hand tools and precision measuring instruments that monitor and verify drawing/work order requirements are being met.
•    Making complex shop computations relating to dimensions of work, tooling. 
•    Monitoring and verifying quality in accordance with manufacturing planning, quality plans, and engineering drawings  
•    Ensuring part quality by adjusting machine controls as necessary
•    Assisting the Operations team to meet production deadlines by supporting their needs as necessary
•    Working with support resources and cell leaders to creatively problem solve
•    Maintaining a safe working environment by adhering to safety policies, contributing to risk mitigation management teams, and keeping all work areas clean.
•    Contributing to team effort by maintaining a positive attitude.
•    Continuously striving to find ways to make manufacturing process more efficient and effective.
•    Observing and listening to machine operation to detect malfunctions, such as worn or damaged cutting tools, following best machining practices.
•    Cleaning machine, tooling, parts and performing machine TPM requirements.
•    Contributing to the overall effectiveness of the machine shop through participation in FOD, 5S, TPM, PM, and Process Improvement programs.
•    May train others on job tasks they are proficient in.


Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience                               

Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
•    15 years experience running and setting up manually controlled machine tools
•    10 year experience with multi-axis CNC machine tools
•    Demonstrates expert knowledge of and experience with:
o    Precision measuring tools, gauges, and other inspection devices
o    Part drawings/blueprints, dimensioning, and tolerancing
    Including GD&T
o    Shop math
o    CNC Machine tool controls and G-code
o    DNC Control systems
o    Machine preventative and corrective maintenance
    Including machine troubleshooting
•    Demonstrates advanced knowledge of and experience with:
o    Material and Metallurgical properties related to machining process
o    Heat treating processes
o    Aerospace industry specifications
o    Machine tool maintenance and preventative care
•    Demonstrated experience in lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, and waste reduction concepts
•    General knowledge of metallurgical properties including heat treating various types of metals.

Other Qualifications                               
Pursuant to International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), applicants for SELECT positions will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residence, or U.S. Immigration Status in order to meet the minimum qualifications for those select positions. All inquiries related to citizenship are asked solely to comply with ITAR and EAR export licensing requirements 

Internal Candidate Guidelines
Current employees interested in applying for this position should work with their supervisor to determine if they are eligible. All qualifications above apply.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

Working Conditions:
Physical requirements of routine machine shop work as shown below, also: 
voice, vision, hearing, and dexterity.
8 hours/day standing or walking

Physical Requirements

Weight        Occasionally    Frequently    Constantly
In Pounds    Never    (0 – 33%) 1-3 Hr.    (34 – 66%) 4-6 Hr.    (67 – 100%) 7-10 Hr.
  0 - 10                X
11 - 20            X    
21 - 50        X        
51 - 100    See note*    x        
Over 100    X            
*Lifting that exceeds 50 pounds may happen twice in a month and is done with more than one employee.  

Weight        Occasionally    Frequently    Constantly
In Pounds    Never    (0 – 33%) 1-3 Hr.    (34 – 66%) 4-6 Hr.    (67 – 100%) 7-10 Hr.
  0 - 10                X
11 - 20            X    
21 - 50        X        
51 - 100        X        
Over 100    X            

Other Functions: (N=Never; O=Occasionally; F=Frequently; C=Constantly)
Climbing (O) Crouching (O) Grasping (C) Balancing (O) 
Crawling (N) Overhead lifting (O) Bending (O) Reaching (F) 
Work on Ladders (O) Stooping (O) Handling (C) Feeling (C) 
Kneeling (N) Fine Manipulation (C) Keying (O)

Is Also Subject To:
High noise levels from operating machines
Physical hazards from moving equipment and machine parts
Hazards due to airborne particles during grinding process
Breathing fumes, dust, and mist
Skin exposure to oils and cutting fluid

An Equal Opportunity Employer- Triumph’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Please be aware that the Company requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  This position will require the successful candidate to obtain OR show proof of a vaccination.  The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

Please contact us if you require assistance in applying for Triumph Group and we will provide reasonable accommodations via If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Yakima