Job title Machine Maintenance/Tool and Die
Reports to Manufacturing Engineer

At Columbus Hydraulics, you build what matters—whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships or new technologies. This work is powered by the people and solutions of Columbus Hydraulics. This is work that matters.

Exciting things continue to happen at Columbus Hydraulics and one very exciting place where we are innovating, and expanding is OEM Engineered Solutions. Our customers, more and more, are looking to us to help them address demanding and complex application issues. We are seeing our business grow through the expansion of OEM Engineered Solutions and we need your help.

Job purpose

Machine and fabricate simple to complex fixturing or tooling for the CNC, Welding and Assembly department as needed. Discuss manufacturing solutions with the Manufacturing Engineer. This position must have knowledge for programming and operating various forms of CNC machining equipment and general knowledge of equipment maintenance.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for building operational fixturing, tooling and dies as needed
  • Work with the production team to resolve current fixturing/tooling concerns
  • Work with the Manufacturing Engineering to find creative solutions for tooling, fixturing or general processes
  • Ability to read drawings (CAD prints), operator manuals, job orders, and follow procedural instructions
  • Must be able to read tape measure, calipers, micrometers, thread gages, depth gages, and bore gages
  • Practice in observing all OSHA safety protocols
  • Potentially work with the Maintenance department in creating machine repair components
  • Operate overhead cranes and forklifts (optional)
  • Management retains the right to assign or change responsibilities upon request


Minimum Education: Associates in Precision Machining and Automation Technology preferred.

Previous Experience Preferred: 5 years Tool and Die experience.  Education and experience on CNC Mills and CNC Lathes are a great substitute for experience

Skill Preferred: 

  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
  • Must be able to use: CNC Lathes, CNC Mills and Drills
  • Program Logic Control (PLC) training
  • Ability to MIG weld a plus
  • Ability to use a computer
  • Knowledge of hydraulic components and programmable logic control procedures

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.