Tool & Die Maker / Tool & Die Machinist – 1st or 2nd shift (Cedar Rapids) – Ledford Engineering – Cedar Rapids, IA

Ledford Engineering

Job details


$18 – $30 an hour

Job Type
Number of hires for this role


    • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

    • Toolmaking/Machinist: 1 year (Preferred)

    • CNC: 1 year (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Tool & Die Maker / Tool & Die Machinist – 1st or 2nd shift (Cedar Rapids)

Local Tool & Die job shop is looking for a qualified Toolmaker or Machinist to join our second shift group. 40-50 hrs./wk. Monday thru Thursday.

Candidates should have schooling and or experience as a Machinist with manual machines. (Milling Machines, Lathes, Radial Drills , Surface Grinders) CNC experience would be great, but not required.

This is a position where you would work with our 1st shift Toolmakers to complete our die builds. We do 90% new die builds and do not run production stamping. We need people who can solve problems and adapt to changing requirements and deadlines daily. We built one of a kind metal stamping tools to meet the production needs of our customers. The work being done is rarely the same day-to-day.

Preferred candidates would be:

Ambitious, with a strong drive to learn and work.
Well-suited to the ever changing duties of a job shop environment.

Toolmaker – Experience in building or maintaining progressive and transfer dies.

Experience in the mold, special machine, or jig and fixture building industries.

Machinist – Experience with the operation of all types of manual machine tools

Experience with understanding of fit and function of precision machined components.

Candidates need to be well versed in reading and understanding blueprints
Candidates will also need to supply their own basic machinist hand and measuring tools.

We are willing to provide some on-the-job training for the right person.

Benefits Include:

Competitive wages, $18-$30 an hour, depending on experience.

Health, Vision, Dental insurance

401k w/ company match

Paid holidays/vacation

The shop is a clean, climate controlled work environment. Located in Cedar Rapids.

Equal opportunity employer – We welcome anyone with a positive attitude and willingness to work!

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 – $30.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Toolmaking/Machinist: 1 year (Preferred)
  • CNC: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location


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Ledford Engineering

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