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Tool Room Technologist

Tool Room Technologist

  • Contract-to-Hire
  • Katy, TX

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This is a contract to hire position for our client, a global Oil & Gas company in the Katy area.

Our client has an immediate need for a Tool Room Technologist. As the Tool Room Technologist, you will be expected to have a minimum of 3 years hands-on experience working in an industrial environment, knowledge of manufacturing processes and an understanding of ERP software systems, experience using SAP or MfgPro, GEMS, InTouch and Quest would be a plus, and must be able to demonstrate good organizational abilities, technical competency in their previous job roles and good interpersonal skills.


  • Select the holders for the machine
  • Read drawings from manufacture
  • Identify inserts, tools, tool holder and tool assemblies
  • Select relevant tooling as needed for operation
  • Setup cutting tools in appropriate holder
  • Identify wear of tooling
  • Assemble tooling and set the gauge length
  • Collect correct inserts and make tool assembly
  • Package required inserts/tool assembly per CNC program requirements
  • Maintain and organize tool kits
  • Maintain inventory
  • Order items to maintain inventory levels
  • Adjust inventory levels based on reports
  • Order items from shortage reports
  • Develop a 2D drawing or 3D model for requested tools
  • Read drawings and identify position of tooling relative to machine
  • Select tooling for the holders
  • Understand the operation to be performed on the machine
  • Operate the computer and software to create a tool model
  • Simulate the tool operation for assigned machine

Experience and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Drawing reading and interpreting
  • Geometry of cutting tool
  • Roughing / finishing tools
  • Life expectancy of tools
  • Tool identification
  • Tool material types
  • Tool holders
  • Tool assemblies
  • Computer operating system
  • Tooling Inventory
  • Cutting tools inserts and tool assemblies
  • Work Order Reports to schedule the kitting process
  • Tool inventory and tool inventory management software, such as CribMaster
  • Understanding cycle count, issue, return, of items
  • Understanding re-order points, minimum and maximum capacity and usage
  • Tool database, such as TDM, to obtain tool/insert information, such as tool geometries


  • Associates Degree in Manufacturing, Engineering, Science, Computing, Mathematics or other relevant technical discipline.
  • If non-degreed, it is required to have a minimum of 3 years hands-on tooling or machining experience to be considered.
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