Tool Maker A

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Date: Jul 15, 2024

Location: Franklin Park, IL, US, 60131

Company: Sloan Valve Company

Req ID:  10545  


Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. We are at the forefront of the green building movement and provide sustainable restroom solutions.  We manufacture water-efficient products including flush valves, electronic faucets, soap dispensing and sink systems along with vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.



The Tool Maker will perform duties to plan, construct, alter, and repair a wide variety of tools, jigs, prototypes, special parts and fixtures involving difficult and complex machine operations utilizing a wide variety of manual and CNC machine tools. The Tool Maker will work from prints, sketches, computer aided manufacturing software, machine manuals, machinist manuals and instructions. Duties include but are not limited to:


Job Duties:

  • Plan and layout job assignments, determine sequence of machining operations, calculate shrinkage and expansion allowances, and program operations as necessary.
  • Perform machine operations requiring unusual and difficult setups, and methods to maintain very close tolerances and fits, including heat treating, drawing, tempering and bench work involving filing, scraping, grinding, lapping, fitting, indexing, timing, assembly and adjusting to insure satisfactory operation.
  • Perform tool trouble shooting duties as assigned.
  • Make tool tryouts, diagnose and correct problems, and make recommendations on tool modifications and methods required.
  • Set up, program and operate EDM equipment, as well as a variety of complex CNC machine tools.
  • Report design errors, mark up changes on drawings and refer to Engineering Department.
  • Assist in training and instructing lower graded tool makers.
  • Work with Engineering Department and production employees to work out tooling and prototype refinements as necessary.
  • Develop engineering models working from sketches, instructions and piece part drawings involving making design modifications.
  • Use a variety of manual and CNC machine tools, precision measuring tools and instruments, and video microscope, optical comparators, heat treating furnaces and hand tools.
  • Follow safety rules and keep work area in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • 4+ years manual machining
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience with manual milling, including facing, boring, drilling, and tapping
  • Experience with manual lathes, including turning, boring, and single point threading
  • Experience using measurement tools such as caliper, micrometer, height gage, and optical comparator
  • Skilled at blueprint reading, basic trigonometry and other basic math skills
  • Ability to pass Tool Maker A written and physical test



We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, Rx coverage for employee plus eligible dependents
  • Life and AD & D insurance, dependent life insurance, long term disability, HSA and FSA
  • Employer matching 401K, PTO, holidays, EAP, wellness programs, on-site medical staff and fitness center


Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion at Sloan
At Sloan, inclusion and belonging are at the core of what we do every day, and we empower and celebrate the diversity of our workforce. We encourage and value different perspectives, ideas, backgrounds, and solutions. Be your authentic self at Sloan.


We Are Proud Partners With the Chicago Cubs

We are a Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs and we are proud to be the organization’s official water efficiency partner! Through this relationship, which includes the naming rights to Sloan Park, the Cubs’ Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona, we have had the opportunity to promote our brand and continue our water conservation efforts in the city of Chicago and around the world




For additional company information please visit our website at

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: CNC, Machinist, Testing, Supply Chain, Facilities, Manufacturing, Technology, Operations

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