Tool and die makers (NOC 7232)

The following characteristics concern the occupation of
Tool and Die Makers (7232.1)

Definition

Tool and die makers make, modify and repair custom-made, prototype and special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and gauges using various metals, alloys and plastics that require precise dimensions.

Note: The codes in brackets and under the Aptitudes heading are for career development specialists. Under the Interests heading, the code is in upper or lower case letters depending on the degree of importance.

Interests

Objective (O)

Objective persons enjoy working with tools, equipment, instruments and machinery. They like to repair and/or fabricate things from various materials according to specifications and using established techniques. Objective persons are interested in finding out how things operate and how they are built.

Directive (I)

Innovative persons like to explore things in depth and arrive at solutions to problems by experimenting. They are interested in initiating and creating different ways to solve questions and present information. They enjoy scientific subjects. Innovative persons prefer to be challenged with new and unexpected experiences. They adjust to change easily.

Methodical (M)

Methodical persons like to have clear rules and organized methods to guide their activities. They prefer working under the direction or supervision of others according to given instructions, or to be guided by established policies and procedures. Methodical persons like to work on one thing until it is completed. They enjoy following a set routine and prefer work that is free from the unexpected.

Physical activities

Close visual acuity (V1)

Some or all work activities are performed close to the worker. The scope of the visual field is confined and requires close attention to detail. Occupations where one or more of the Main Duties require close visual acuity are coded at this level. Other Main Duties in the unit group may involve other types of vision - for example, Near and far vision (3) or Total visual field (4).

Not relevant (C0)

Colour discrimination is not relevant in the performance of the work.

Limited (H1)

Hearing is limited to short and/or infrequent verbal interactions in order to perform the work.

Other body positions (B4)

Work activities involve body postures other than, or in addition to, Sitting (1) and Standing and/or walking (2) such as bending, stooping, kneeling and crouching.

Upper limb co-ordination (L1)

Work activities involve co-ordination of upper limbs.

Medium (S3)

Work activities involve handling loads between 10 kg and 20 kg.

Aptitudes

G V N S P Q K F M
3 3 3 2 2 4 3 2 2

Data, people, things

Analyzing (D2)

Examining and evaluating data; frequently presenting alternative action in relation to the evaluation.

Not significant (P8)

Not significant

Setting up (C0)

Adjusting machines or equipment by replacing or altering tools, jigs, fixtures and attachments to prepare them for operation, change performance or restore proper functioning if they break down.

Environmental conditions

Regulated inside climate (L1)

A normal controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.

Equipment, machinery, tools (H3)

Working near or with equipment, instruments, machinery or power/hand tools that may be a potential source of accident or injury.

Flying particles, falling objects (H6)

Exposure to flying particles and falling objects in the work environment that pose the risk of bodily injury. Flying particles refer to particles such as wood chips, metal particles and rock chips generated by the handling, crushing, grinding, rapid impact or explosion of materials.

Noise (D1)

Work that produces sufficient noise - constant or intermittent - to cause marked distraction or possible loss of hearing.