Toolmaker

Salary: £26-27,000

Industry: Business Support

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27214sw

Expiration date: 25 July 2017


To develop, manufacture and maintain all production tooling, jigs, fixtures, gauges and special purpose machinery.

Salary: 26-27k
39 hours per week rotating shifts

KEY DUTIES

1 Capable of interpreting engineering drawings successfully and in conjunction with Process Facilitator determining the most appropriate manufacture route for tooling and modifications.

2 To be proficient in the use of all Toolroom machinery/equipment and trained in the safe use/fitting of grinding wheels required in the manufacture and repair of tooling, jigs, fixtures and special purpose equipment making the necessary dimensional adjustment as required.

3 Capable of assembling/disassembling press tooling or any other type of tooling. Checking clearances, tolerances etc to drawing dimentions, making required adjustments to ensure satisfactory performance of the tooling in production use, including ‘proving’ tools/equipment in manufacture

4 Capable of diagnosing faults in tooling identified by production teams and supported by inspection reports, producing appropriate corrective solutions.

5 Capable of performing, or the ability to be trained to perform, ‘hard tool steel welding’

6 Able to keep all areas and plant within Toolroom in a clean, tidy and safe condition and adhere to safe methods of working at all times.

7 Able to assist in training of new employees/ apprentices/trainees where appropriate

8 Capable of identifying any areas for improvement in productivity within the Toolroom

9 Reporting of any shortages in consumables/equipment to Process Facilitators and/or Manager.

10 Capable of liaising with sub-contractor in manufacturing and repairing of special tools/dies.

KEY ISSUES

1 In addition to ensuring correct use of Toolroom equipment, compliance with Health and Safety procedures and safe working practices.
2 Have the ability to understand and detect faulty lifting equipment within the work environment a

3 Capable of operating effectively in a team environment to achieve objectives and develop strong working relationships
4 Capable of improving relationships with internal customers and suppliers together with understanding how key market issues impact on the industry as a whole
5 Willing to comply with changes in working practices and procedures, including working hours, to meet the needs of the business