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Tool & Die | Apprenticeship to Master

We have 30+ years of experience/mentorship to offer in our Tool Apprentice Program! Already a master? Join our team and assist in propelling us to our Phase III expansion goals. We’re an employee-driven company focused on superior quality!

As a pioneer in the use of Planetary Geared stamping and bending technology, Burnex Corporation continues to provide a nearly infinite offering of forming possibilities, and unique manufacturing capabilities to our customers: the “Burnex Advantage”.

We currently seek a tool & die staff for our state of the art facility in Ringwood, IL.

The qualified candidate performs duties to construct, alter, repair a variety of dies, tools, jigs and other fixtures, and performs ordinary tool room machine operations at a Journeyman Level.


Duties Include:

  • Construct, alter, repair a variety of dies, tools, jigs, and other fixtures to close tolerances as required to fit and assemble parts
  • Participate as assigned in all phases of die-making projects from start to finish, including milling, grinding, polishing, and assembly
  • Perform numerous grinding, milling operations, fittings on projects as assigned; verify accuracy and functionality of work at all stages to ensure total customer satisfaction
  • Participate in multiple projects and balance priorities to ensure timely delivery of error-free product to customer maintaining customer-focused priorities at all times
  • Monitor equipment, report malfunctions, and make necessary repairs



  • Looking for all rolls; from basic Grinding Skills up to Master Tool Maker
  • 5 years experience & TMA Certificate or equivalent preferred
  • Strong trouble shooting skills
  • Experience running manual machine tools under limited supervision
  • Experience using precision measuring & gauging equipment
  • Experience using machinists’ hand and power-driven tools
  • Experience using material-handling equipment
  • Experience working from complex prints, sketches, samples, or other instructions
  • Able to keep equipment and work area clean
  • Knowledge of advanced shop mathematics
  • Willingness to perform other work as necessary to meet production demands
  • Follow all safety and work rules and practices
  • Strong work ethic and highly motivated
  • Meticulous attention to detail and well organized
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Independent and willing to take initiative
  • Able to work in a fast-paced constantly-changing environment with tight deadlines and occasional overtime

Job Type: Full-time


Salary: $18.00 – $38.00 per hour



  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance



    • 8 hour shift
    • Overtime

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    5415 Business Pkwy
    Ringwood, IL 60072

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