Tool Maker

Position Type
Regular Full-Time
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Experienced Tool Maker needed! Oneida Molded Plastics (OMP) is actively seeking an experienced Tool Maker to join our team in Oneida, NY. OMP strives to build a production team with a high degree of talent. The right candidate for this role will play a valuable role in the Company’s future growth and will have room for advancement with a path of continuous improvement!


The Tool Maker will:

  • Build, rework, repair, and assemble a wide variety of special purpose tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and injection molds of original design, intricate types composed of a variety of metals and plastics.
  • Perform construction, troubleshoot, and repair activities on a wide variety of tooling, equipment, fixtures, and molds.
  • Maintain, inventory, and document all tool room supplies, mold supplies, fixtures, and related parts.
  • Coordinate with the Quality and Engineering departments to effectively resolve molding problems.

Qualified candidates must be hard-working, safety focused, and motivated team players who are willing to learn and eager to gain and share knowledge with their colleagues.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of safety, quality, and efficiency while contributing to the overall success of the company by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.



  • Competitive Compensation
  • High-Quality Health Insurance
  • Telemedicine
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance (for eligible employees)
  • Disability Insurance (for eligible employees)
  • 401k Retirement plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Company Holidays
  • Free Parking
  • Referral Program
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Company Team Events including picnics, gatherings, community events, & many more!


Oneida Molded Plastics is committed to providing fair compensation for all employees. Individual compensation decisions are based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: currently held skills and experience levels, currently held education levels, local cost of living, designated shifts, and current and relevant compensation data available. Candidates reviewed for open positions may be more or less experienced than the role posted; if this is the case, any updates to local available compensation and salary ranges will be communicated with candidates during the recruitment process.



Oneida Molded Plastics provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


  • Coordinates and schedules all mold maintenance.
  • Uses various measuring and gauging tools to regularly inspect, clean, and test all equipment, tools, and machines before, during, and after molding operations to ensure they are clean, arranged, and set properly to work efficiently.
  • Checks equipment and modifies machines as necessary to control speed, material feed, or path of cut as required to ensure a quality product is produced within specifications.
  • Diagnoses difficulties and performs repairs and modification operations of dies, molds, and tools when needed; disassembles molds, core pins, injector pins, jigs, tools, fixtures, and gages, then reassembles when repaired.
  • Repairs and reassembles dies, molds, and tools when needed; disassembles molds, core pins, injector pins, jigs, tools, fixtures, and gages, then reassembles when repaired.
  • Reads and understands blueprints and complicated schematics as required to create and build new fixtures, tools, and machine parts.
  • Works from drawings and verbal/written instruction including developmental procedures where information is incomplete or dimensions undetermined, including design, layout and development.
  • Uses computer-aided design (CAD) software to create designs and/or turn designs into blueprints.
  • Creates and builds new, replacement, and experimental dies, molds, and tools as needed based on specifications from design team, blueprints, or schematics. Including, but not limited to: molds, core pins, injector pins, jigs, tools, fixtures, and gages.
  • Inspects completed tools and dies for signs of imperfection or damage that may affect functionality.
  • Maintains inspection and PM records.
  • Consults with supervisors and technicians each day.
  • Attends daily and scheduled production meetings.
  • Participates in production planning and processing as required.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.
  • Tool Makers report directly to the Shift Supervisor and have no supervisory responsibilities.

Remote Position


Min Compensation

USD $17.00/Hr.

Max Compensation

USD $32.00/Hr.


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Journeyman Toolmaker papers preferred.
  • Ability to program and/or operate a CNC a plus.
  • Industrial production experience in a manufacturing facility preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced production-oriented environment.
  • Ability to multitask and willingness to cross train.
  • Ability to follow, retain, and communicate detailed instructions.
  • Ability to follow standard policies and procedures.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manage time, organize, and prioritize work effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to keep production equipment operating, including on-call/overtime as needed.
  • Superior manual dexterity, muscular control, and delicate touch are necessary to complete precision work without damaging valuable molds.
  • Visual acuity to read blueprints and perform visual inspections.
  • Able to frequently climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, sit, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, feel, talk, hear, and perform repetitive motions.
  • Ability to occasionally exert up to 50 lbs. of force, and/or consistently exert up to 20 lbs. of force to move objects.
  • Coordinated visual, physical, and mental attention required.

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Company Profile

Oneida Molded Plastics (OMP), founded in 1964, is a leading provider of custom engineered plastic injection molded products and services for the outdoor recreational market. We are committed to the total satisfaction of our customers, from design to completion. OMP combines the resources and skills of a team of over 175 employees operating out of one facility to provide complete solutions to satisfy our customers’ most demanding thermoplastic custom injection molding requirements.

Our facility is strategically located in Central New York. Our thermoplastics molding team has extensive experience with engineered resins and processing solutions to support our customers and resolve their product issues. OMP offers manufacturing solutions including: DFM, tool and fixture design, tool life cycle management, insert/over molding capabilities along with many secondary operations such as light assembly, painting and decorating solutions including hydrographic processing, ESD shielding, clear coating, kitting, packaging and VMI/KanBan services. Additionally, our onsite toolmaking and repair operations bring an added dimension to our full-service capabilities.

Molding capabilities include 38 thermoplastic injection molding presses ranging in tonnage from 30 - 700 tons. OMP continually maintains strict quality standards to provide our customers with the highest level of product quality. Our manufacturing diversity, combined with over 50 years in business, makes OMP an ideal product development and manufacturing partner.


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