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Tool Makers, Tool Fitters and Markers-out

Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out mark out metal for machining and fit, assemble and repair machine and press tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other tools.

More about this Career

Average Salary

£39119

New workers start around £23270. Normal pay is £39119 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £60206.

Jobs

463

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Repairs damaged or worn tools.
  • Assembles prepared parts, checks their alignment with micrometers, optical projectors and other measuring equipment and adjusts as necessary.
  • Operates hand and machine tools to shape workpieces to specifications and checks accuracy of machining.
  • Marks out reference points using measuring instruments and tools such as punches, rules and squares.
  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine appropriate method and sequence of operations.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Mathematics

    76

  • Active Learning

    58

  • Reading Comprehension

    56

  • Learning Strategies

    50

  • Critical Thinking

    46

  • Active Listening

    44

  • Speaking

    42

  • Monitoring

    39

  • Writing

    33

  • Science

    27

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