Die Maker Salary in District of Columbia - District Average

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Average Salary for Die Maker in District of Columbia - District Average

The average salary of a(n) Die Maker in District of Columbia - District Average is $51,564.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Die Maker in District of Columbia - District Average is $24.79.

The average bonus of a(n) Die Maker in District of Columbia - District Average is $887.00.

Job Description:

Fabricates set of dies for use in forming and shaping metal jewelry blanks, following drawings or blueprints and using variety of metalworking machines and engraver's hand tools. Brushes blue dye on surface of steel block work piece. Measures, locates, and marks center of block with cross-lines, using divider and drafter's pencil. Copies design, freehand, from sample drawing or blueprint, maintaining size specifications. Scribes along drawn line, using scribe. Measures finished design for conformance to specifications, using calipers and gauges. Positions work piece in vise and cuts out lines of design. Chips and cuts away excess metal to complete design, using metalworking machines and hand tools. Verifies dimensions of work piece, using calipers and gauges. Hardens and tempers steel block and drives it into another block of soft steel or plastic to form sunken design, using press, or sends it to machine shop for processing. Engraves other half of die by pounding thin sheets of metal into completed half. May engrave lettering and designs into dies, using pantograph machine. May cut out, shape, and harden upper steel die (forcer) used to stamp out jewelry articles. Less

Fabricates set of dies for use in forming and shaping metal jewelry blanks, following drawings or blueprints and using variety of metalworking machines and engraver's hand tools. Brushes blue dye on surface of steel block work piece. Measures, locates, and... More

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