Tool & Die Maker

Lasko Products

Franklin, TN

Multiple Openings!

Lasko Products, an industry leader of home environment products for over 100 years, is looking to add Tool & Die Makers to our light manufacturing facility in Franklin, TN.

We have multiple openings on both first and second shift. Pay starts at $28 an hour depending on experience.


  •  Studies specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts.
  • Computes dimensions, plans layout, and determines assembly method and sequence of operations.
  •  Measures, marks, and scribes metal stock for machining.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools such as lathes, milling machine, shaper, and grinder, to machine parts, and verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications.
  • Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances.
  • Examines standard or previously used dies, tools, and jigs and fixtures, and recommends design modifications regarding construction and function of part.
  • Develops specifications from general descriptions for specialty tools and draws or sketches design of product.
  • Makes repairs to tooling/dies.
  • Operates shop tools and equipment such as lifts and cranes.

Essential Functions

  •  Must be able to understand and apply basic directions with regard to safety procedures, quality standards, production goals, and company rules, regulations and processes.
  •  Must be capable of using hand tools and machine shop tools and have ability to operate machinery.  
  • Good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity a must.  
  • Operate within SOP’S (Standard Operating Procedures) and maintain a clean and safe work area.
  • Maintains proper inventory of product at workstations
  • Must be capable of maintaining a good attendance record.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor, for example, but not limited to; 
    • Ensuring basic quality standards are met
    • Reworking/repairing product
    • Spot/MIG/TIG welding
    • Loading/unloading parts
    • Other tasks as assigned

Work Environment:

Manufacturing environment--exposed to dust, odors, and noise.

 About the Company

Lasko Metal Products was founded in 1906 by Henry Lasko in Philadelphia. Lasko designs, manufactures, assembles, and distributes portable fans, heaters, and humidifiers for the consumer market (Lasko brand), air purifiers (Germ Guardian brand), ventilation products such as range hoods and bathroom exhaust fans to the construction industry (Air King brand) and water damage restoration products such as air scrubbers and dehumidifiers (B-Air brand).  Lasko’s products are sold in North America, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia. The company is recognized as the leader in the portable fan and portable heating categories and proudly operates American manufacturing, assembly, and distribution facilities across the US.  Lasko’s leading market share in fans and heaters is 2X – 4X larger than the #2 brand.  Lasko’s domestic production capabilities uniquely position Lasko to serve its customers.

Lasko’s Mission is to improve everyday life with trusted products which create a healthier and more comfortable environment.  The company’s success is based on 5 Core Values:

  • Be Bold:
    • Challenge the status quo
    • Courageously pursue the impossible 
    • Reject mediocrity
  • Be Together 
    • Work together for success 
    • Drive trust and candor with each other 
    • Prioritize "We" before "I"
  •  Be A Leader
    • Lead with personal conviction 
    • Inspire each other to deliver high- quality results
    • Leverage resilience and agility to drive excellence
  • Be Accountable 
    • Consistently deliver to our customers 
    • Embrace commitments as a contract 
    • Take pride in our actions
  • Be The Change 
    • Demonstrate a passion to win 
    • Make a difference at work in our communities 
    • Step forward and take initiative

The Lasko family owned and operated Lasko Products until November 2016, when private investment firms Comvest Partners and JW Levin Management Partners (“JWLMP”) acquired the business. Comvest Partners and JWLMP are committed to growing the business with investments in growth and productivity.

Geographic Reach

Based in the greater Philadelphia, PA area, Lasko Products operates in locations throughout the US and Canada. The company’s Tennessee, Texas, and Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities produce both indoor and outdoor fans and heaters. The company also sources select products internationally from China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, and India.  Lasko operates distribution centers in all manufacturing locations plus Nevada and Ohio.

 Diversity & Inclusion

Comvest and its portfolio companies recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race/national origin, gender/gender identification, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, religious affiliation, and other protected status.  We have a clear vision to be the place where diverse talent wants to come, stay, and do their best work.  We know our companies run on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and smart employees.  We believe that diversity within an organization creates long-term value for the organization itself and its constituents.  Comvest and its portfolio companies are high performing organizations that seeks to hire hard-working and dedicated high performers.  While Comvest and its portfolio companies always strive to look at a diverse pool of candidates, we will always choose the most qualified candidate for the job being recruited for, in order to strive for success for both the employee and the firm.