Tool Maker, 1st shift at PPC

Job Locations US-NY-East Syracuse
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


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PPC is hiring a 1st shift Toolmaker to join their team in East Syracuse, NY!!  The Tool Maker will be responsible for creating and making tooling based upon applicable drawings, sketches or verbal instructions, through the use of a wide variety of machinery and necessary hand tools.


Hourly Rate Starting at $20.00/hour (Pay Varies Based on Experience)


1st shift, Monday - Friday. 7:00am - 3:30pm


Direct Hire


  • Utilizes appropriate machining and tooling devices to make machined parts based upon drawings, sketches or verbal instructions, to the required specifications.
  • Modifies existing tooling as needed based upon updated tool specifications.
  • Handle requests for manufacture of duplicate machine parts or tool holders and repair or modification of existing items.
  • Inspects completed tools for contour conformity, smoothness and any defects. Makes necessary adjust as required.
  • Maintains work area and equipment in a clean and orderly fashion, abiding by company rules and safety regulations.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Remote Position


Min Compensation

USD $20.00/Hr.


  • High School diploma or GED required; trade school certification preferred.
  • 3-5+ years of prior experience in machining required, CNC machining experience is highly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge and use of lathes and milling machines.
  • Ability to set-up machines to produce parts to the appropriate specifications.
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate in English.
  • General computer skills
  • Ability to interpret geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Basic mathematical knowledge to perform addition and subtraction.
  • Ability to work with close tolerances.
  • Strong working knowledge of cutting tools.
  • Ability to utilize hand tools and have strong mechanical abilities.
  • Proficiency in blueprint reading.
  • Ability to use measuring equipment including but not limited to micrometers, depth micrometers, dial indicators, machinist scales, and optical comparators.
  • Must demonstrate safe working habits, the ability to follow directions and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment in a culturally diverse workplace.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is normally performed in a loud manufacturing environment subject to fluctuations in temperature with regular exposure to grease, oil, and heavy machinery will expected in the position.


Physical Demands:

  • Physical requirements needed to perform the job are eye-hand coordination and bi-manual dexterity sufficient to work with small parts and operate machinery, a normal range of hearing and eyesight to focus on task, the ability to stand for long periods of time, the ability to perform work while bending and/or crouching, and the ability to lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds.

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Company Profile

PPC is a global leader in connective technology—we can keep you up to speed. We use the latest techniques to  bring new and enhanced products to market fast.  Our state-of-the-art test laboratory is among the best in the business - and we hold more patents in connector technology than any other company in the world.


PPC is headquartered in East Syracuse, NY with additional state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the U.K., Mexico, Denmark, St. Kitts and China.


PPC Quality Policy:  "We are dedicated to Continuous Improvement of our people, processes, products, and services, always determined to exceed our customers' expectations."


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