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High-end Earners in
Be Pro Be Proud ( Top 10% )
$47,040
median annual wage
$23
median hourly wage
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Responsibilities
  • Read blueprints, sketches, specifications, or CAD and CAM files for making tools and dies
  • Compute and verify dimensions, sizes, shapes, and tolerances of workpieces
  • Set up, operate, and disassemble conventional, manual, and computer-numeric controlled (CNC) machine tools
  • File, grind, and adjust parts so that they fit together properly
  • Test completed tools and dies to ensure that they meet specifications
  • Smooth and polish the surfaces of tools and dies
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Profile
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Name
Sean McGuffey
Job
Lead Tool Maker
Age
31
Where I Trained
Class A Tooling
What I earned
MasterCam University Certificate
Be Pro Be Proud Job Outlook
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225
Average annual job openings
875
Number of jobs by 2028
+8%
Expected growth from 2022 to 2028