Tool and Die Maker I builds and repairs custom machine shop tools using machining equipment and measuring instruments. Works from blueprints and sketches to create or modify prototypes, tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and molds. Being a Tool and Die Maker I calculates the dimensions and tolerances required to set up the machine tools. Operates lathes, grinders, milling, and boring machines to produce tools. Additionally, Tool and Die Maker I generally is participating in an apprenticeship or on the job training program. May require an associate degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. May require Apprenticeship certificate. The Tool and Die Maker I gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Tool and Die Maker I typically requires 1-3 years of related experience.