Tool & Die Maker (Journeyman)

Date: Jan 27, 2023

Location: Mukwonago, WI, US, 53149

Company: Aptar Group

At Aptar, we use insights, design, engineering, and science to create innovative packaging technologies that build brand value for our customers, and, in turn, make a meaningful difference in the lives, looks, health and homes of people around the world.
Every day, Aptar creates “a-ha moments” for its customers and their consumers and patients by continually bringing innovations to market that convert non-dispensing packaging into breakthrough product-dispensing systems, including those that give people more effective ways to put on their favorite fragrance, kids the opportunity to pour ketchup without making a mess and patients connected technologies that help them more easily adhere to treatment.
We have manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and South America and over 13,000 dedicated employees in 18 different countries.
•    Attract and develop high performing people
•    Promote a diverse and inclusive work environment
•    Allow for failure by allowing people to make mistakes through an open and trusting environment
•    Invest in the development of employees through local, regional, and global career opportunities
•    Contribute to the communities where we reside
We have an exciting position open in Mukwonago, WI: Tool & Die Maker

Job Elements


  • Under minimal supervision, plan, lay out and perform all bench, machine and finishing operations required to alter and condition intricately designed and constructed plastic injection molding dies and related fixtures
  • Work from special instructions to either maintain or alter molds to achieve improvements to the original design
  • Monitor mold performance and inspect own work or work performed by other tool workers
  • Operate all tool room machines
  • Perform difficult machine set-ups and operations that require improvising of tools and machines for adaption beyond the normal range and capacities of available equipment
  • Instruct Toolmakers, Machinists and Technicians in the performance of their duties, including training new employees
  • Operate forklift truck and overhead crane
  • Read blue prints
  • Troubleshoot and repair hot runner systems


Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • State indentured apprenticeship or equivalent knowledge of tooling trade, plastic molding techniques and material characteristics
  • 5 + years related work experience.
  • Proven hot runner expertise with multiple types of systems
  • Highly experienced at electrical troubleshooting
  • Proven experience with high cavitation molding
  • Bi-injection / Stack tooling experience required
  • Fork truck training (provided by Aptar-Mukwonago)
  • Perform welding operations
  • Machine troubleshooting/maintenance/repair


Marginal Job Functions (Not fundamental job duties)

  • Good with following direction
  • Mechanical aptitude


Non-Mandatory Job Qualifications (Not absolutely required, but enhance chance for success)

  • Knowledge of soldering & brazing
  • Knowledge of welding
  • Knowledge of NC programming & machines
  • CAD experience
  • Good organizational skills
  • Computer skills

Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee