7222-Toolmakers and Related Workers

Job Title: 

Toolmakers and Related Workers

Job Description: 

Toolmakers and related workers make and repair custom made and specialised tools, sports guns, locks, dies, patterns machinery components and other metal articles using hand and machine tools to work metal to fine tolerances.


Tasks include:

  • reading and interpreting engineering drawings and specifications of tools, dies, prototypes or models
  • preparing templates and sketches and determining work processes
  • visualising and computing dimensions, sizes, shapes, and tolerances of assemblies, based on specifications
  • positioning, securing and measuring metal stock or castings to lay out for machining
  • setting up, operating and maintaining conventional and computer numerically controlled machine tools to cut, turn, mill, plane, drill, bore, grind or otherwise shape workpiece to prescribed dimensions and finish
  • fitting and assembling parts to make and repair jigs, fixtures and gauges
  • repairing and modifying sports guns and other small arms
  • making, fitting, assembling, repairing and installing lock parts and locks
  • making and repairing metal patterns for preparation of foundry moulds
  • laying out lines and reference points on metal stock to guide other workers who cut, turn, mill, grind or otherwise shape metal
  • verifying dimensions, alignments and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments and testing completed items for proper operation
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Jig and gauge maker
Tap and die maker
Template maker

Specific Occupations: 

Tool and die maker

Jig and gauge maker

Metal pattern maker


Other toolmakers and related workers

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore