Ability to easily read and understand 2D drawings including tolerances and various symbols. For example, symmetry..
Ability to perform the basic operations to view CAD files. Don’t expect design level experience, but so many toolrooms now have computers and it is commonplace to view tool drawings via CAD software.
Able to demonstrate how they would repair a damaged press tool.
Sound knowledge of how to assemble and de-assemble press tools.
Able to operate all or most toolroom equipment including the following manual machines: Milling machine. Lathe. Surface grinder. Cylindrical grinder. Spark erosion machine. and ideally the following CNC machines: Milling machine. Spark erosion machine Wire erosion machine.