Tool Makers, Tool Fitters and Markers-out

Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out mark out metal for machining and fit, assemble and repair machine and press tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other tools.


New workers
£ 21,581
£ 35,562
£ 55,963

Available jobs

In the past year there were 10,554 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Repairs damaged or worn tools.

  • Assembles prepared parts, checks their alignment with micrometers, optical projectors and other measuring equipment and adjusts as necessary.

  • Operates hand and machine tools to shape workpieces to specifications and checks accuracy of machining.

  • Marks out reference points using measuring instruments and tools such as punches, rules and squares.

  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine appropriate method and sequence of operations.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Tooling

  • Milling

  • Lathes

  • Machining

  • Machinery

  • Engineering Drawings

  • Grinding Machine

  • Injection Molding

  • Grinding

  • Machine Press

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Problem Solving

  • Detail Oriented

  • Operations

  • Management

  • Mathematics

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • Self-Motivation

  • English Language

  • Teamwork

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.