Tooling Engineer

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about 1 month ago



  • Liaise with Engineering to generate specifications and drawings necessary for the development of new injection and compression mould tooling

  • Liaise with tool makers to analyse, develop and approve technical tooling drawings

  • Upload and maintain tooling documentation within GEMS

  • Coordinate and technically support T1 tool trials and subsequent handover to T2 stages

  • Prepare tooling for manufacturing in line with production plan

  • Assess condition of all tooling following production

  • Perform minor reworks / repairs utilising in house machining facilities

  • Liaise with tool makers to arrange for and manage major repairs where required. Communicate associated failure modes and remedial actions and work collaboratively to deliver tooling improvements prior to coordinating delivery and T1 tool trialling

  • Design bespoke equipment necessary to complete the moulding process in line with safety and quality requirements

  • Maintain ALS system including mould tool status

  • Support root cause analysis for production tooling, involving Technicians and Engineering as appropriate

  • Ensure a high standard of 5S housekeeping is maintained throughout the manufacturing facility

  • Drive and support process improvement initiatives related to mould tooling, tool trailing.


  • Completion of a Modern Engineering Apprenticeship or Craft Certificate or equivalent

  • Minimum NVQ Level 3/4 in a relevant discipline

  • Experience in the design of injection and compression mould tools

  • Significant experience in the use of 2D and 3D drawing / modelling software with ability to produce detailed component / general arrangement drawings independently

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel

  • Strong team-orientation and ability to collaborate within the team and cross-functionally

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision when required

  • Significant experience in the use of conventional and CNC machines including turning, milling and spark eroding processes

  • Competent in the use of GEMS is desirable

  • Familiar with the utilisation of ALS is desirable

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