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Tool & Die Apprenticeship - Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now open

Wiegel Tool & Die Apprenticeship

Wiegel is seeking a career minded, Tool and Die Maker Apprentice. The right candidate will have a strong mechanical aptitude and excellent math skills. This is a long term opportunity. We are seeking someone who would like to learn and grow within the company. Apprentices in the program are trained onsite at our manufacturing HQ location in Wood Dale, IL.

In this paid learning and working opportunity, you will receive competitive hourly pay for a full-time, M-F schedule and 40-hour-workweek plus employee benefits. You’ll also be enrolled in free trade school classes at the Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA) which are 100% paid for by the company.

A tool and die maker apprentice learns to operate various machine tools and equipment to make and repair special tools, dies, jigs and fixtures. Tool and die makers analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machines, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures (devices that hold metal while it is shaped, stamped or drilled), gauges, and machinist's hand tools. Die makers construct metal forms (dies) to shape metal in stamping and forging operations.

In related Tool & Die Maker apprenticeship instruction, students will learn basic theory in machining, blueprint reading, and metallurgy in addition to advanced theory in stamping, blanking, jigs and fixtures. Computer-assisted machining and die design are also covered.

Requirements of a Successful Apprentice:

• High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

• Mechanical aptitude

• Analytical and problem solving skills

• Interest in Robotics, Automotive, engineering, contract manufacturing, etc

• Solid math skills including geometry

• Professional work ethic including dependability, verbal and written communication skills, ability and willingness to learn new things.

• Ability and willingness to work all assigned hours, including overtime and attend evening and/or weekend classes.


Machines & Technologies You'll Use:

•Calipers and Micrometers

•Stamping Press

•Measurement Gauges

•Jig Grinder


If you are a high school senior who is considering going into a trade career after graduation or anyone early in your career who hasn’t yet found the right job opportunity and wants to consider a new trade or industry, this may be the job for you.