Tool & Die Machinist IV

Danbury, Connecticut, United States

Full Time

a month ago

Job description

Position Overview (Summary/Objective):

This position is responsible for performing a full range of machine shop work at the skilled level of toolmaker. Typically, the Toolmaker makes new or replacement tooling and or machine parts utilizing all common machine tools such as Vertical CNC, CNC lathes and manual lathes, manual Bridgeport’s, and CNC Surface Grinders.  The toolmaker can sharpen and create his/her own cutting tools and has knowledge of cutting tools and their specific uses and materials. The toolmaker understands the properties of common metals, such as 303, 304, 416 440, 17-4 etc. stainless steels, as well as 6061 Aluminum, Plastics such as Delrin, Nylon, heat treating and relieving of stress of common metals. The toolmaker understands complex blueprints and understands Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.  The toolmaker works with extremely close tolerances like a .0001” tolerance range. Knowledge of CNC CAD CAM software is a must, Mastercam knowledge is a plus. The toolmaker will be responsible for creating one-off complex parts, creating tool paths, and understanding the plan-ahead process for machining difficult parts. The toolmaker will be familiar with machine setups and tool holding and is able to work with Engineering. 

This position is for a Toolmaker in Danbury, CT. We welcome applicants at varying experience levels. 



  • Aligns and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials onto machines. 
  • Calculates dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments such as micrometers and veneer calipers. 
  • Uses MasterCam to develop toolpaths and machine parts to print.
  • Using CNC Vertical Milling Center, installs and Sets tooling offsets, aligns and secures fixturing.
  • Utilizing MasterCams  layout/ Verify a Dynamic tool pathing for advanced machining processes. 
  • Retrieves stock appropriate stock meeting blue print note requirements, processes parts including movement to internal/external heat treatment or passivation.
  • Maintains industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout and machining procedures. 
  • Measures, examines and tests completed parts in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as micrometers.  
  • Monitors the feed and speed of machines during the machining process. Able to optimize machine program for speed and accuracy.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Min 8 Years as a tool maker.
  • Minimal supervision required
  •  Manufactures one-off parts to tight tolerances.
  • Understands MasterCam and familiar with dynamic machining
  • NOT a Production Position, Toolmaker must be familiar with doing their own setups.
  • Installing tooling, programming, modeling parts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10-15 Years working as a toolmaker/Modelmaker on high precision parts with tight tolerances.



The position is located onsite at our facility in Danbury, CT. Located in beautiful Fairfield County, Danbury offers a diverse economy, wonderful parks, cultural attractions, an impressive mix of private and public educational institutions and a vibrant arts scene. Our facility is nestled among a remarkable selection of communities to call home all with varying price points to fit many different budgets. We’re close to New York City, Boston, and other major cities – great for day trips and weekend getaways. Our lovely seasons along with award-winning institutions, colleges, cultural events, and a genuine sense of community brings a diverse population to the beautiful state of Connecticut!


What We Offer:

  • Comprehensive medical/vision/dental insurance packages.
  • Company contributions to qualified HSA accounts.
  • 401k retirement plan with industry leading company contributions.
  • 3 weeks of vacation accrual per year plus time off for sick leave and unscheduled life events.
  • 13 paid holidays.
  • Continuing education benefit up to $25,000/year for approved programs.
  • Annual bonus program based on company and employee performance.
  • Company paid life insurance, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term disability insurance.
  • 4 weeks paid Parental Leave.
  • Employee assistance program (EAP).


EHS/Environmental Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, listen to, and interpret instructions, operate tools and/or machinery with hands and arms and remain stationary for extended periods of the time. The employee will use protective equipment to work with chemicals, move between workstations, reach, and replace equipment, and move items weighing up to 25 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Applicants are invited to apply for a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the job. To apply, send a request to or contact 203-797-5000 and press 2 for Human Resources.


ITC & Security Clearance Requirements:

Due to contract requirements, US citizenship is required. Additionally, if you are a dual citizen (a citizen of the US and another country), the Company must obtain approval for you to have access to the information required for this position. You will not be able to begin employment until such approval is obtained and this may take several months.

No visa sponsorship is available for this position.


Employment with any of the ARKA Group companies in the US is contingent upon satisfactory completion of several pre-employment requirements to include a credit check, background check and drug screen.

ARKA Group L.P. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

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