Yetter Farm Equipment

Tool & Die Maker

Open position: Tool & Die Maker


Job Summary:

Performs duties related to designing, building, and maintaining machine fixtures used in various production departments and on various production equipment; this may include repair and/or upgrade of existing fixtures.  Supports manufacturing processes and ensures quality parts are being produced.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sets-up, operates, and adjusts manual and/or CNC equipment to build and maintain tools and fixtures.
  • Manages inventory of raw materials to support the operations of the machine shop.
  • Fits and assembles parts to make, repair, or modify tools and dies, using machine tools and hand tools.
  • Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators.
  • Inspects finished dies for completeness and defects.
  • Conducts test runs with completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications; adjust as necessary.
  • Troubleshoots problems in the manufacturing process and provide input on solutions.
  • Ensures equipment and tools are in good working order; maintains dies by performing preventive maintenance and/or repairs.
  • Prepares, cleans, and maintains a safe workstation/environment by complying with procedures, rules/regulations, and safety guidelines.
  • Adheres to and supports 5S + 1.
  • Adheres to and supports the ISO 9001:2015 standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • High School or GED required; vocational school training or equivalent experience required.
  • Three (3) years relevant experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, sketches, models, or specifications to plan sequences of operations for designing and fabricating new tools, dies, or assemblies.
  • Ability to compute dimensions, sizes, shapes, and tolerances of assemblies, based on specifications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill to set up and operate conventional tool room machinery.
  • Must be able to use precision measuring tools, operate manual lathes, mills, grinders and drills.
  • Experience in using and/or programming semi-automated or automated tools and machines.
  • Excellent manual dexterity, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and solve problems; for safety, performance, and productivity, must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Experience with CAD and welding robots is required.



Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to or apply online by visiting


If applying by mail, send application materials to:
Yetter Manufacturing   
Attn: Human Resources
PO BOX 358
Colchester, IL 62326



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