Tool Builder 2

  • Ascent Aerospace
  • Lake Orion, Orion Township, MI, USA, Macomb, MI, USA
  • Oct 11, 2022
Full time Management Skilled Labor

Job Description

Lays out, fabricates, assembles, and repairs jigs, fixtures, forms, templates, and related tooling used in manufacturing aircraft parts and assemblies, following blueprints, sketches, and specifications, using hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment. 


  • Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety regulations
  • Operate crane, forklift, and heaving machinery
  • Examines blueprints and/or MBD models for templates, jigs, fixtures, or other bond tools to be built
  • Use of measuring equipment: micrometers, calipers, etc.
  • Work with aluminum, steel, graphite materials, etc.
  • Use of hand tools, power tools, and various shop equipment
  • Deburring and grinding of tools
  • Track hours on all jobs
  • Any additional duties assigned by management


Travel between Michigan locations in Macomb and Lake Orion, as needed. Domestic travel is 25% 


Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful job performance will be considered. Typical qualifications would be:

  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum 2-5 years experience in setup and operating lathes, Bridgeport, surface grinder, etc.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and GD&T
  • Basic math skills
  • This position must meet Export Control Compliance requirements, therefore a "US Person" as defined by 22. C.F.R. is required


  • Active Secret or Security Clearance
  • Able to work varied shifts, overtime, and weekends when necessary
  • Ability to work with the management team to help drive performance of the location


Working conditions described here are representative of those that may be experienced by an employee on a daily basis while performing the functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, employees may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, and airborne particles.
  • The employee may be exposed to vibration
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • May be required to work weekends to meet department and business demands
  • Work with safe manufacturing processes and understand that eyewear is mandatory in the manufacturing area.
  • Knows that safety shoes are recommended in the manufacturing area



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

  • Must be able to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Must be able to see, talk, hear, touch, feel and reach with hands and arms
  • Must be able to frequently walk & stand for short periods of time
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 35 pounds, occasionally lift and move objects up to 50lbs.



This position requires the use of information that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder').

 Ascent Aerospace is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters  If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please call toll-free at +1 586-726-0500. If you have a disability and you believe you need reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please call toll-free at +1 586-726-0500. This phone number is created exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response.