Tool and Die Maker

Website L3Harris Technologies

Tool and Die Maker Job Highlights

Title Tool and Die Maker
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Redmond, WA, United States
Company L3Harris Technologies

Company Profile

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea, and cyber domains.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a Tool and Die Maker who will fabricate, assemble, and test chemical and electric thrusters, as well as small-scale propulsion systems.

Education Level

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (required) and a minimum of 6 years of prior relevant experience
  • 2 years post-Secondary/Associates Degree with a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience

Work Experience

  • 3 years of machining experience or equivalent tool and die maker experience
  • Experience working with jigs, fixtures, inspection check fixtures, and tooling dies


  • Check work in progress and complete parts, using precision measuring devices, for adherence to specified configuration, dimensions, tolerances, and finish.
  • Fabricate, assemble, and proof a variety of molds, jigs, fixtures, tools, and dies, inspection check fixtures and tools, to required configuration, close and exacting dimensions, and tolerances, such as drill jigs having coordinated dimensions in planes not at right angles, progressive or compound dies, draw dies with deep, irregular or variable depth draws, form dies, hot sizing dies, punch press dies and fixtures incorporating indexing principles.
  • Lay out details, dimensions, and tooling points of parts, tools, molds, jigs, dies, and fixtures preparatory to fabrication operations using shop mathematics, geometry, and trigonometry.
  • Read and interpret information from planning documents, drawings, tool orders, blueprints, sketches, specifications, engineering orders, and quality assurance manuals to determine the methods and sequence of operations necessary to completely fabricate and assemble all types and sizes of tools, molds, jigs, dies and fixtures.
  • Record manufacturing data and statistics manually or with the aid of a computer or computer-based system.
  • Record tube manufacturing data and statistics manually or with the aid of a computer or computer-based system.
  • Set up and operate hand tools and power machine tools.


  • Ability to fabricate and build various types of tooling.
  • Ability to read and interpret information from engineering documents, drawings, blueprints, engineering models, and conceptual designs
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment, work independently, and embrace continuous improvement.
  • Excellent math skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interpreting Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T).
  • Knowledge of machining theory, mechanical systems, welding, and assembly to layout.
  • Proven safety record and understanding of factory processes, safety rules, and requirements.
  • Understanding of tolerance stack up and datum structures.



  • Medical with High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
  • A doctor’s service to help with referrals and second opinions for you, your family, and your parents


  • 4 weeks of paid parental leave for moms and dads
  • Fertility treatment
  • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
  • Adoption assistance – $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
  • Pet insurance


  • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
  • Dress for your day – wear what works for you at work
  • Legal plan for you, your family, and your parents
  • Discount platform
  • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees

Employer’s Statement

L3Harris Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws.

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