Tool Maker II in Glendora, California at Ormco

Date Posted: 10/8/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: ORM001128

About Us


Since 1960, Ormco, a subsidiary of KavoKerr, has been developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad line of orthodontic appliances and related products for sale in the U.S. and abroad. Ormco provides orthodontists with brackets, wires, adhesives, and ancillary supplies used through the course of treatment. Ormco believes the direct contact of its sales force with orthodontists facilitates the identification and verification of market trends and new product opportunities. Ormco works closely with orthodontists to improve existing products and develop new products primarily through its Champion programs in which selected orthodontists assist Ormco in designing, developing and ultimately educating users on new product and technique innovations.



Mid-Level Machinist Skills; holds tolerances +/-0.002, capable of setting up and running both manual and CNC mills, lathes, grinders, etc., repairs and replaces fixtures and components in support of production, performs tasks with minimal guidance and supervision.



  • Repair, build, clean and assemble all types of tools and dies and perform machining operations on tool room machines using all necessary machine attachments to make replacement parts, tools, and dies.

  • Operates various types of machine shop equipment (manual/CNC) to complete assignment as required. Select cutting tools, holding fixtures, machine feeds and speeds, collects and lubricants and gear ratios for all kinds of metals and pieces to be worked.

  • Works from and interprets blue prints and 3D models to create or modify, molds, dies, tools and fixtures.

  • Takes instructions for senior tool makers to create or modify, molds, dies, tools, jigs, and fixtures.

  • Must possess good technical judgment and able to set logical action plans for machining parts to print by determining the sequence of operations.

  • Regular reporting of progress to the management team, both verbally and through written reports.

  • Assists in the estimating, planning, and timely completion of assigned work.

  • Records data required to accurately track mold, die maintenance activity.
Maintains the work area through good housekeeping and safety practice in accordance to 5S standards.

Job Requirements






AA / Technical degree, technical apprenticeship, or 5+ years’ experience in a technical tool making role. 

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience setting up and operating CNC machines to hold tolerances of +/-0.002 in a medical environment for mold, dies, and fixtures.

  • Experience with CAD programs, especially Solidworks

  • Familiar with CAM software for G-Code generation.

  • Able to read and interpret part and assembly drawing and sketch. 


  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral are required.                                              

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, and operating procedures.  Must have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence. The ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization is required.



 To perform this job successfully, an individual should have complete knowledge and practical use of Microsoft office applications.

  • Competent with use of personal computers and related software is desirable, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Project is required.

  • Must possess excellent Communication (Technical, Oral, Written).

  • Must possess excellent technical judgment and able to set logical action plan and technical problem resolution. 


Math Ability:

  • Ability to add, subtracts, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to calculate rates, ration and percent to draw and interpret graphs. Ability to discern trends, and analyze operational and financial reports.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required to follow safety rules when operating machine equipment and assembling molds and mold assemblies. Follow Corporate and Departmental Environmental Quality, and Safety Programs; including the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as ear plugs, safety glasses, badges, and steel toe shoes as applicable.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.