Tool & Die Maker - Sarasota, FL

Date: Jun 8, 2024

Location: Sarasota, FL, US, 34243

Company: Dentsply Sirona, Inc


Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better and safer dentistry. Dentsply Sirona’s global headquarters is located in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. The company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY.


Bringing out the best in people


As advanced as dentistry is today, we are dedicated to making it even better. Our people have a passion for innovation and are committed to applying it to improve dental care. We live and breathe high performance, working as one global team, bringing out the best in each other for the benefit of dental patients, and the professionals who serve them. If you want to grow and develop as a part of a team that is shaping an industry, then we’re looking for the best to join us.


Working at Dentsply Sirona you are able to:


Develop faster - with our commitment to the best professional development.


Perform better - as part of a high-performance, empowering culture.


Shape an industry - with a market leader that continues to drive innovation.


Make a difference -by helping improve oral health worldwide.  





As a Tool and Die Maker, you will be responsible for working within the framework of a team and performing the following activities

  • Direct machining support for engineering/production Group
  • Support of Operations including modification and or creation of tooling, machine components, and / or fixtures.  This may include CAM programming for multi axis CNC machines and EDM machines.
  • Maintain quality standards and schedules
  • Understand and follow instructions and standard procedures
  • Interface with Engineering, Department Supervisors and Quality Control inspectors Coworkers, and Senior Management
  • Adhere to WI’s, QSR, ISO, SOPs, work, and safety rules.
  • Machining custom components as needed.
  • This job function directly indirectly affects product quality




  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Plans stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock; placing and expediting orders for stock; verifying receipt of stock.
  • Develops CAM programs for complex parts.
  • Develops CAM programs to run consumable spare parts and production components in a lights out environment to continually improve equipment utilization in the shop
  • Programs as required, Mills, Lathes, EDMs and Grinders by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
  • Sets-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads.
  • Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces; adhering to international standards.
  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments




  • 5 years’ experience (10+ years preferred) operating CNC milling equipment independently in a fast-paced production environment.
  • Experience with Tooling and adjusting Speeds and Feeds
  • Experience developing machining strategy and selecting tooling and workholding solutions, as well as programming and setting up CNC milling equipment.
  • Experience with 3d CAM systems, i.e. Esprit, Camtool, Mastercam, Feature Cam.
  • Perform basic arithmetic computations (i.e., add, subtract, multiply, and divide, using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals)
  • Knowledge of GMP
  • Ability to hold tight tolerances. Strong understanding in blue print reading/ geometric tolerance interpretation
  • Basic understanding of machine guarding
  • Working knowledge of WIs, ISO, SOPs, work rules, and safety guidelines
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Follow all established health and safety policies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work overtime if needed. Dependability and ability to adapt to change are essential.
  • Knowledge in use of precision measuring instruments and the application of such instruments. Instruments should include but not limited to calipers, ID and OD micrometers, depth gages, indicators and scales.




  • High School Diploma/GED OR equivalent work experience at the discretion of the Hiring Manager
  • Certificate for 4yr. Tool and Die apprenticeship program or equivalent work experience.




  • Limited temperature fluctuations, air condition environment
  • Primary work function is in the maintenance department
  • Exposure to general manufacturing environment


  • Individual Contributor




  • Must be able to stand/sit for at least 4 hours at a time.
  • Have normal eye/hand motor coordination and the ability to grasp and hold small objects.
  • Must be able to climb stairs.
  • Must be able to climb ladders.
  • Must be able to walk, bend, stoop, twist, reach with hands and arms several times a shift.
  • Possess a normal extended reach.
  • Must be able to use all tooling equipment to complete tasks.
  • Consistently uses manual dexterity.
  • Have the ability to determine color acuity.
  • Must be able to transport, lift, and demonstrate materials, product and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.





Dentsply Sirona is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or protected Veteran status. We appreciate your interest in Dentsply Sirona.

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Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Tampa