Journeyman Tool & Die Maker I

Milwaukee Valve   Prairie Du Sac, WI   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on November 11, 2022

Milwaukee Valve Company is looking for a 1st Shift Journeyman Tool & Die Maker I to join our Prairie Du Sac, WI team in Department 761. This position has a starting hourly wage of $28.15. 

*This position is eligible for a $1,000 sign-on bonus. The first half ($500) is payable after successful completion of the orientation period and the second half ($500) is payable after one year of employment.*

The regularly scheduled hours for this position are 7:00AM-3:30PM, Monday through Friday. Overtime may become a possibility or even required. When working overtime, the regularly scheduled shift is adjusted by 1-2 hours at either the beginning or end of the regularly scheduled shift. Overtime may also be requested or mandatory on Saturday as well.

All offers of employment made by Milwaukee Valve are  contingent upon successfully completing our required drug screen and physical capabilities tests.


Established in 1901, Milwaukee Valve manufactures valves for a variety of industries including Industrial, Commercial, Fire Protection, Marine and the dry bulk hauling industries. Our products have been installed on every U.S. Navy ship built for the last 50 years.

Our heritage, our people, and our passion is to be the best, and Milwaukee Valve is proud of its engineering excellence and its employees who take pride and dedication in their work. In return, Milwaukee Valve offers an excellent benefit package, competitive wages, and promotional opportunities including Health, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance options, Flex Spending, 401K with employer match, tuition assistance, paid time off, and shift premiums. For more information please visit:

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Summary - The Journey Tool & Die Maker(I) will be responsible for the set-up and operation of all types of manual and all CNC machines including the Wire EDM. Also must perform all tool grinding and sharpening that may be required of them.  Must be able to read and comprehend all types of blueprints and documents. The Journey Tool & Die Maker(I) will perform all of the operations involved in the making of fixtures, jaws, specialty gages, shop parts, and cutting tools. The Journey Tool & Die Maker (I) must also have the ability to perform the inspection of machined tools and parts by the use of all types of measuring equipment.  Proficiency in math and computer skills is also required. The Journey Tool & Die Maker will also assist in the Training of all Labor Grades 5F thru 10F. A Journey Mans Card is not required but must have at least 1-2 years’ experience in Tool Room type of work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities to which competency will be measured 
include the following :

  • Requires the operation and set-up of all types of machines in the Tool Room both manual and CNC including the Operation of the Wire EDM and Esprit Cad Cam Software.
  • Requires ability to comprehend verbal/written instructions.
  • Requires ability to comprehend/interpret all types of blueprints and specifications.
  • Requires ability to also when needed to perform all of the grinding duties if so needed.
  • Requires knowledge of all types of measuring equipment used in the Tool Room.
  • Requires the ability for the process and operation of machines used in the Tool Room and also training of other personnel. 
  • Requires routine maintenance of machines, which will include the oiling of machines.
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety throughout the department in a prescribed manner.
  • Required to have various types of Toolmaker tools needed to perform their assigned tasks. This can include micrometers, calipers, 6” scale, protractor/square, 1-2-3 blocks and a tool box with most of the tools required to perform their job requirements.
  • All work is subject to final inspection.
  • Tolerances to be held to .0005

Other duties may be assigned.

Additional Requirements - To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following requirements and competencies.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in allotted time; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and present at his/her workstation and ready to begin working at their scheduled time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions. Consistently demonstrates a solid performance in all aspects of his/her work.

Qualifications - 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience -
 Two year certificate from college or technical school; or eighteen to twenty four months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills - Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, Blue prints and procedure manuals. Have the ability to write routine reports and correspondences.  Have the ability to communicate effectively.

Mathematical Skills - Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Have the ability to use trigonometry and some basic geometry skills.

Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Have the ability to deal effectively with routine problems and situations.

Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Stand or walk 100% of the shift, frequent bending and lifting 30-40 lbs. frequently, unassisted. 70 lbs. occasionally, assisted or unassisted.

Work Environment - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Milwaukee Valve

1075 Water St
Prairie Du Sac , WI