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Tool Maker

Date:  Nov 16, 2021

Fort Smith, AR, US, 72901

Company Name:  PRADCO Outdoor Brands

PRADCO Outdoor Brands (PRADCO) manufactures and markets major hunting and fishing brands and products. We are a leader in producing game calls, scents, attractants, game feeders, game cameras, tree stands and fishing lures. PRADCO Hunting owns the brands Moultrie, Summit, Knight & Hale, Code Blue, Texas Hunter Products and Whitetail Institute. PRADCO Fishing owns more than 20 brands including Bobby Garland, Booyah, Heddon, Lindy, Rebel, Thill, and YUM. For more information on PRADCO products, please visit our website at PRADCO team members participate in a selection of outstanding benefits, including: Profit Sharing Trust, Excellent Medical/Dental/Drug/Vision benefits, and many other benefits.

Job Summary


To build and repair all type, sizes and shapes of Plastic Injection Molds and Production Tools and Fixtures.  Specializes in the operation of precision machine tools such as Conventional, and Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) in the construction and/or repair of tooling, gages, jigs, fixtures, or dies, where a high degree of specialized skill and knowledge of tool building practices is required.  Works from sketches, detail, assembly drawings, and/or from verbal instructions in planning and performing complex machining operations.  Processes items requiring complicated setups with a high degree of accuracy, using a variety of precision measuring instruments.  Performs complex mathematical calculations writes and/or edits programs for CNC equipment and uses complex tooling and gages in order to accomplish the job. 


Job Responsibilities


  • Reads and interprets blueprints or works from verbal or written instructions, sketches, or from the actual part to be copied or fitted.
  • Plans the setup and operation of various machine shop tools, considering types of material, tolerances, and machine tool feeds and speeds.
  • Heat treats, and welds parts as required.
  • uses precision measuring and gauging tools, performing required inspections before, during, and after machining.
  • Uses hand tools of the trade for modifications as required.
  • Fits and assembles mold parts, tools, and dies.  Participates in Set Up run offs, and tests molds to produce a product meeting specification, tracing die difficulties to their source and making any necessary modifications. 

Job Requirements


  • High School diploma a must.
  • Minimum 3 year of experience in product manufacturing.
  • Must have technical certification in Tool and Die making.   
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis.
  • Must have EDM and CNC experience (preferably with DMG Deckel, Hurco, and Haas machining centers).
  • Associate degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred.

Essential Job Functions


  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Must maintain company confidentiality.
  • Working in a Team orientated environment.  

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Smith

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