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The Lee Company

Mold Maker

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Position: Mold Maker

Location: Westbrook, CT | Full Time

Company Overview:

The Lee Company is a global leader in the design and production of miniature, precision fluid control components for the aerospace, medical/scientific instrument, oil tool, and automotive industries. Lee products are recognized worldwide for superior quality, reliability, and performance. The Lee Company’s unique capabilities in miniaturization and engineering keep the company at the forefront of fluid control technology and identify Lee as a leading innovator in the field of fluid handling and control. Founded in 1948, The Lee Company occupies over one million sq. ft. of modern manufacturing and office space at four sites in Westbrook and Essex, Connecticut, and employs over 1,000 people.

Job Description:

Mold Maker at The Lee Company is a vital role in a multidisciplinary team that supports production molding operations and engineering with existing and new product development. The position requires a driven person with a desire to create ultra-precise mold tooling for the fabrication of medical components. The position is responsible for working with engineering and production to ensure the quality of our molded components are best in industry.


  • High school diploma, GED, or trade school education.
  • Minimum of 10 years mold making experience with miniature components and tight tolerances.
  • Familiarity with plastic injection molds, mold design, mold making practices, and precision assemblies.
    Proficiency in tool making; milling, turning, grinding, and EDM operations.
  • Proficiency in the use of CNC equipment, comparators, microscope, precision measurement instruments.
  • Proficiency in Solidworks CAD 2D/3D, CAM or similar.
  • Proficiency in computers to perform data entry and document production.
  • Proficiency in inspection equipment and techniques.
  • Mechanical aptitude and use of significant mathematical skills.
  • Must be able to proofread documents, read drawings, train others, complete production paperwork.


  • Work from complex drawings and 3D models to meet specifications, work assignments and/or verbal instructions which involve a wide range of machining and assembly operations.
  • Operate and program machines such as CNC and manual lathes, milling machines, surface grinders, I.D./O.D. grinders, jig bores, honing machines, and electrical discharge machines to maintain close tolerances and fits with the understanding and implementation of G/M code programming.
  • Construct and fabricate molds, product prototypes, and cutting tools to meet job requirements.
  • Disassemble mold tooling for cleaning and repair.
  • Fabricate and assemble new tooling.
  • Work with engineering and mold designers to create and maintain mold tooling.
  • Work from drawings, sketches, CAD, and general instructions to disassemble, inspect, repair, and assemble various molds, tools, and mechanical equipment.
  • Perform final fitting operations on purchased / repaired components for proper assembly.
  • Perform the highly critical assembly operations, refitting, venting or making adjustments as necessary for the mold to achieve designed objectives.
  • Construct and repairs machine shop tools, gauges, fixtures, jigs or dies for use within the establishment
  • Construct mechanical components to engineering specifications and instructions, producing workable parts, units, or models. Work with engineering personnel to suggest re-design of parts or to clarify actual working requirements.

The Lee Company Advantages:

The Lee Company offers opportunities for career growth in a stable, well-managed company providing an attractive range of benefits including comprehensive health insurance, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, and daycare subsidy. The Lee Company is situated in southern New England in a rural, campus setting close to the Long Island Sound.

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It is the policy of The Lee Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, age, religion, medical condition, mental or physical disability, veteran status, military service, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, genetic information or any other class or characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.