The occupations most closely related to the work of tool and die makers are other machining occupations. These include
computer control programmers and operators; and
machine setters, operators, and tendersmetal and plastic. Another occupation that requires precision and skill in working with metal is
welding, soldering, and brazing workers.
Like tool and die makers, assemblers and fabricators assemble complex machinery. When measuring parts, tool and die makers use some of the same tools and equipment that
inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers use in their jobs.