Tool specialist (mechanical technician in tool making) - Salary and Career
Mechanical Technicians (Tools)

Tool specialist (mechanical technician in tool making) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They research the market, develop and maintain tools and devices for mechanical manufacturing. They provide technical resources for the manufacture of the final product for which the tools were developed. They plan preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment and tools, as well as propose continuous improvement of manufacturing processes, according to quality and safety criteria at work. They can provide technical assistance.

How much does an Tool specialist (mechanical technician in tool making) earn

A Tool specialist (mechanical technician in tool making) earns between $1.649 and $13.139 per month, with an average monthly salary of $4.546 and a median salary of $3.141 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 745 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Tool specialist (mechanical technician in tool making)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 4.546 54.552 1.137 21
1º Quartile 1.649 19.786 412 8
Median Salary 3.141 37.687 785 15
3º Quartile 10.020 120.244 2.505 47
Higher Salary 13.139 157.668 3.285 61

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the physical, chemical, engineering sciences
      • technicians in metal mechanics
        • mechanical technicians (tools)

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Main workplaces

Mechanical Technicians (Tools) they work in companies that manufacture machinery, equipment and metallurgical products, in the areas of development, manufacture and maintenance of mechanical manufacturing tools and devices. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract and usually work in shifts and in work groups (teams), under occasional supervision. Some of the activities performed by these technicians expose them to noise and stress.

What does it take to work in the field of Mechanical Technicians (Tools)

For access to work in these occupations, a technical course in mechanics is required. It is desirable that the technician has also attended basic professional qualification, with a workload of more than four hundred class hours. Full professional performance usually comes after three to four years of tool building and maintenance experience.

Functions and activities of Tool specialist (mechanical technician in tool making)

Mechanical Technicians (Tools) must:

  • develop the production process of the final product;
  • provide technical assistance;
  • provide technical resources for the production process of the final product;
  • propose continuous process and product improvement actions;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • provide technical resources for the final product production process;
  • working in compliance with security standards;
  • develop final product production process;
  • research market needs;
  • plan preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment and tools;
  • providing technical resources for the production process of the final product;
  • propose actions for continuous process and product improvement;
  • develop final product;
  • work in compliance with safety regulations;
  • develop the final product production process;

  • Activities

    • follow the prototype test;
    • develop cost spreadsheet;
    • identify the cost x technical benefit of the product;
    • identify resources to be used;
    • set cutting fluid parameters;
    • propose update in tool design;
    • propose solutions to eliminate risk situations;
    • demonstrate inductive reasoning;
    • monitor the manufacture of the tool and the device;
    • propose changes in the design of machines and tools;
    • use personal protective equipment (ppe) and collective (epc) );
    • describe phases of the manufacturing process;
    • develop a technical visit plan;
    • define the execution process of tools and devices;
    • act with patience;
    • develop checklist of equipment maintenance and tools;
    • elaborate technical manuals and catalogs;
    • define material to be used in the manufacture of tools and devices;
    • evaluate the effectiveness of the production process;
    • evaluate the feasibility of executing the product;
    • research new technologies for process improvement;
    • define internal and external labor;
    • identify risk situations;
    • give technical support in the elaboration of tool designs and devices;
    • act with empathy;
    • develop packaging for the product;
    • read and interpret project design;
    • evaluate consumer and customer potential;
    • apply total quality tools;
    • demonstrate written comprehension skills;
    • coordinate the prototype execution phases;
    • establish procedures for handling and transporting tools;
    • facing risky situations;
    • demonstrate innovative spirit;
    • propose changes to the final product;
    • acting effectively;
    • preserve the environment;
    • propose projects considering the ergonomic aspects of the tool;
    • define layout and process flow;
    • identify critical points for spare parts;
    • make a study to reduce industrial costs;
    • implement process improvements;
    • develop a maintenance schedule;
    • detect process failures;
    • define standards and methods to be followed;
    • evaluate the capability of the process;
    • develop routine work instructions for operators;
    • plan development phases of the tool;
    • define raw material specifications;
    • estimate product demand in the market;
    • advise customers about risks in using the product;
    • solve problems;
    • research new technologies for product improvement;
    • issue technical opinions to control maintenance costs;
    • demonstrate visualization ability;
    • approve tools and devices;
    • seek self-development;
    • encourage subordinates;
    • participate in accident prevention actions;
    • make decisions;
    • train internal and external technicians in the use of the product;
    • leader according to the situation;
    • plan the production process;
    • demonstrate organization at work;
    • use personal (ppe) and collective (epc) protective equipment );
    • change individual posture;
    • work in an integrated manner with the company's security department;
    • working in an integrated manner with the company's security department;
    • manage resources;
    • work as a team;
    • apply total quality tools;
    • make programs for machines;
    • define the product to be developed according to the company's marketing vision;
    • provide technical support to customers and visitors;
    • elaborate prototype;
    • implement solutions to correct faults detected in the process;
    • care for the company's assets;
    • set dimensional control parameters;
    • evaluate the supplied product with the customer;
    • define machines, equipment and tools;
    • testing and approving tools in the field;
    • set parameters for heat treatment;
    • follow the testing (tryout) of tools and devices;

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