CommScope, Inc. Tool Maker I in Greensboro, North Carolina

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Tool Maker produces fine blank and conventional blanking dies from start to finish by importing solid models, engineering. 2D and 3D axis programming. Inspecting and measuring finished parts. Surface or wet grind parts within tight tolerance. Wire EDM and die sink EDM parts. Turning and milling on manual machines on occasion. All while maintaining quality and safety standards at all times.

This is a regular, full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k, paid holidays, PTO, and more.


Monday-Friday – 3rd Shift 11:00pm - 7:00am


  • Ability to setup and program mills.

  • Ability to setup and program wire and sinker EDM’s.

  • Ability to hold .0002 or greater tolerances associated with the machining of precision parts.

  • Competent print reading and GD&T understanding, using micrometers, indicators, calipers or various measuring tools to verify part accuracy.

  • Machining and programming sinker electrodes and fixtures.

  • Timing and sharpening of the dies.

  • Ability to heat treat various metals.

  • Complies with all quality policies, specifications and instructions.

  • Deburrs parts as necessary.

  • Performs routine maintenance tasks on machines as required.

  • Prototyping and other machinist work will also be required.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.


  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Must have the ability to troubleshoot.

  • Have a thorough knowledge of tool steels, along with knowing the heat treating qualities of tool steels, and their application.

  • Must possess a sense of urgency, accountability, and professionalism.

  • Able to work well independently and as a team.

  • Must be self-starter, able to multi-task, and prioritize workload.

  • Able to use various precision measuring devices to check dimensions against allowable tolerances.

  • Able to read prints, schematics, diagrams, and drawings accurately.


  • Associates Degree or technical degree or equivalent combination of experience & education

  • 5-7 years experience as a CNC Machinist

  • 5-7 years experience with CAD/CAM systems

  • 5 years Tool and Die experience

  • 5 years Wire and Sinker EDM experience

Physical Job Demands:

Physical Job Demands

Job Title: Machinist EDM

  • Essential Functions (who, what, when, where, how often): Schedules molding operation and orders material. Responsible for cycle counts and physical inventory.

II. Information About the Physical Aspects of the Employee’s Job

Check the items below that relate to the employee’s job and complete the information requested. Use these definitions for the frequency of occurrence: Not Applicable means the person does not perform this activity.

Occasionally means the person does the activity up to 33% of the time. Frequently means the person does the activity 34% to 66% of the time. Continuously means the person does the activity 67% to 100% of the time. Frequency of Occurrence

Activity N/A Occasionally Frequently Continuously

þStanding ¨ ¨ þ ¨

þSitting ¨ ¨ þ ¨

þWalking ¨ ¨ þ ¨

þBalancing ¨ þ ¨ ¨

þStooping ¨ þ ¨ ¨

þKneeling ¨ þ ¨ ¨

þCrouching ¨ þ ¨ ¨

þCrawling þ ¨ ¨ ¨

þReaching/working overhead ¨ þ ¨ ¨

þKeyboard Use/Repetitive Motion ¨ o þ ¨

þGrasping ¨ þ ¨ ¨

þPinching ¨ þ ¨ ¨

þFine finger manipulation o þ ¨ ¨

Repetitive motion of:

Fingers o o þ ¨

Wrist ¨ þ ¨ ¨

Arm/shoulder ¨ þ ¨ ¨

Leg/foot þ ¨ ¨ ¨

Activity Description Frequency Weight

þ Pushing Move tool steel to POU N/A O F C 30-40 lbs.

þ Pulling Move tool steel to POU N/A O F C 30-40 lbs.

þLifting Move tool steel to POU N/A O F C 20- 50 lbs.

þCarrying Move tool steel to POU N/A O F C 20 -40 lbs.

Can the job be performed by alternating sitting and standing? þ Yes ¨ No

What are the major tasks requiring the use of one or both hands? Indicate the percentage of the employee’s workday that is spent on each of these tasks.

Transporting tools 10 %

Operation and set-up of shop equipment. 40 %

Change over / Set EDM, Sink, Plunge 50 %

III. Information About the Job as it Relates medical restrictions

Can the job be modified to accommodate the disability, either temporarily or permanently? o Yes q No If “Yes”, explain.

Is it possible to offer the employee assistance in doing the job (e.g., through the use of technology or personal assistance?) o Yes ¨ No

If “Yes”, explain. Mechanical assistance for bagged material available.

Tools, machines or equipment used:

  • PC

  • Shop Equipment

  • Electric and manual pallet jack

  • Hand Tools

  • Tool maker scope, ram optic etc


Safety glasses/goggles Yes No Respirator Yes No Hearing Protection No Gloves – When needed Yes No Other Yes No

Chemical Use: N/A O F C


Frequency Used

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.