Journeyman Tool and Die Maker


Victoria, BC, CA, V9B 2S2

On-site or Remote: 
REQ ID:  43919

With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2 billion in revenues in fiscal 2022. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


Day Shift:  Monday- Friday 6:00 AM- 2:30 PM, 7:00 AM- 3:30 PM or 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Pay: $44.99/hour


Kennametal, a Global company with approximately 10,000 employees worldwide, focuses on Energy, Mining, Aerospace, and Machine Tool Technologies. We have a cutting-edge manufacturing plant in beautiful Victoria BC. Our team is world recognized for making core drill components for NASA’s Perseverance Rover on planet Mars.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Fabricate, maintain and repair press tooling for tungsten carbide production
  • Fabricate, maintain and repair press robot arms/end effectors
  • Fabricate, maintain and repair process fixturing for all/any departments
  • Support plant equipment and maintenance department with machining services and technical support
  • Press die set maintenance support
  • Continuous improvement of the process
  • Technical support to production employees


Tool Maker Duties:

  • Fabricate and maintain press tooling, fixtures, robot end effectors and equipment
  • Machining – milling, turning etc.
  • Wire and sinker EDM
  • EDM drill
  • Use CAD/CAM software (primarily Autodesk Inventor & MasterCAM)
  • Grinding
  • Steel hardening
  • Brazing
  • Hand work, fitting and polishing
  • 3D printing
  • Able to read/interpret engineering drawings and CAD drawings
  • Able to understand written and verbal communication that ensures safety and accuracy in all aspects of the job
  • Troubleshooting – teamwork with others to resolve issues to ensure continuity of production


Education, Training and Experience: 

  • BC Ticket as a Tool and Die Maker or interprovincial red seal certification
  • Communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills and CAD/CAM software experience.
  • Good interpersonal and organization and teamwork skills. 
  • Able to work well within a team environment.



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