Tool Maker 1 - CNC/Manual Programmer


Located in Texarkana, AR

Salary: $28-32.72

Position: Tool Maker 1 - CNC/Manual Programmer 

Location: Smith-Blair

Pay: $28-32.72/hour  

Hours: M-F 3:30pm - Midnight 




  • Must be a team player that exhibits excellent communication/interpersonal skills; motivated to work in a highly participative environment and understand and believe in the Lean Manufacturing Principles (5’s, single piece flow, KanBan, etc.).
  • Required to efficiently and effectively set-up and operate all types of CNC and manual machines in the Tool & Die department and perform necessary bench work to construct and repair complex tooling, dies, jigs, fixtures, gauges, etc.
  • Ability to read and interpret complicated blueprints, sketches, shop drawings, machine drawings and schematics.
  • Must possess a good working knowledge of tool steels and their associated applications.
  • Must have ability to use all types of precision measuring instruments; ability to use tool making mathematics including trigonometry and other advanced mathematics.
  • Required to plan, layout and perform machining operations and bench work to construct, alter and repair tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, gages and replacement parts to close-fitting tolerances and finishes.
  • Using hand and power tools, perform bench work to construct and finish jobs involving polishing, grinding, fitting, aligning, timing and calibrating.
  • Will be required to set-up and adjust new or modified tooling in production.
  • Must be efficient in operating CNC equipment and be capable of interpreting CNC machine code.
  • Must be able to set-up and operate various welding machines such as MIG, TIG & stick machines.
  • Performs work assignments in accordance with established safety procedures and standards.
  • Inspect and gauge work to the best and highest quality.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by their supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent GED required.
  • Graduate of Vocational Machinist School or equivalent experience required.
  • Must have a minimum of seven (7) years of tool making experience.
  • Manufacturing/production environment experience desired but not required.
  • Forklift operation experience desired but not required.


Express Office: Texarkana
4323 Jefferson Avenue
Texarkana, AR 71854
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