Toolmaker in Simi Valley, CA at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 10/24/2019

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Job Description

JobID: 371238

Johnson Service Group is seeking a Toolmaker for one of our premier Aerospace clients in Simi Valley, CA. 

Job Summary:

  • Under general supervision, builds and repairs machine shop tools using machining operations and measuring instruments. 
  • Works from blueprints and sketches to create or modify tools, dies, jigs and molds.

Key Accountabilities

  • Fabrication of various types of fixtures. Study blueprints, sketches, models, or specifications to plan sequences of operations. 
  • Completes set-ups and operates with minimal supervision/assistance.
  • Responsible for all phases of part operation set-up to achieve process first article acceptance.
  • Conduct test runs with completed tools or dies to ensure parts meet specifications; make adjustments as necessary.
  • Identify and recommend process improvements that reduce part quality variation.
  • Input data into visual management forms and convey results to management


  • At least three (3) years experience with all phases Conventional Mill and Lathe. CNC Lathe and Mill experience is a plus.
  • Prior fixture making experience.
  • Firm Conventional Mill and Lathe experience.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong aptitude in mathematics.
  • Skilled in the use of indicator, gage, and plate inspection methods for fixture pick-up, first article and in-process inspection of precision machined parts.
  • Ability to maintain close tolerances (within .0005”) of ID’s and OD’s, roundness, concentricity, squareness.
  • Understanding of machine tool accuracies, fixture offsets, and tool offsets.
  • Knowledge of cutting tool feeds, speeds, and tool life for aerospace hard turning or milling.
  • Ability to lift a maximum of 50 lbs (over 25 lbs with assistance).
  • Ideal candidate will have experience with AS9100, 5S, Lean, and Six Sigma.
  • Must be ITAR compliant (US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card Holder)