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Tooling Maintenance Technician

Posted 11 April by Westray Recruitment Consultants Easy Apply Ended


Westray Recruitment Consultants is working with a Global Automotive Manufacturer based in County Durham to search for a Tooling Maintenance Technician. The role will role will involve the stripping down and cleaning of tools, as well as dealing with general tooling breakdown issues.


  • Organise, plan and provide curative and preventive maintenance on the setting, maintenance and development of production tool programming.
  • The role will involve the stripping down and cleaning of tools, as well as dealing with general tooling breakdown issues.
  • Carry out surface grinding, milling, spark erosion and MIG and TIG welding duties.
  • Replace tools, repair dies and moulds, and also ensure temporary repairs of all associated tooling and maintenance issues.
  • Provide small modification of parts and order spare parts on the computer system.
  • Ensure the supply of spare parts as part of a Preventive Maintenance Plan.
  • Make necessary adjustments and upgrade tools in compliance with tolerances.
  • Record tool maintenance on log cards to ensure the traceability of maintenance operations.
  • Make the necessary decisions to optimise maintenance to prevent the recurrence of failures, without making any major alterations to the tools.
  • Perform improvement and modification work on tools in compliance with safety instructions and procedures in force.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of work area and the quality of work.
  • Check and ensure that tools are in good working order.
  • Provide expertise in a specialist field, including propose and implementing adequate corrective actions and also helping to select and implement improvement actions.
  • Make sure that preventive maintenance constraints are taken into account regarding new tools to be installed.


  • Must be a Time Served Toolmaker.
  • Hold a Certificate of Professional Competence.
  • Educated to Degree level within a related speciality.
  • It would be preferred if candidates were from the plastics industry, either having experience in extrusion, blow moulding, thermoforming or injection moulding.
  • The ability to effectively select and communicate with suppliers regarding specific tooling.
  • Hold excellent reporting and documentation skills.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with internal and external parties.
  • A passionate and enthusiastic attitude.


This role is a permanent position which will initially be day shift (8am-5pm) and will most likely move to a 2 shift pattern including days (7am-3pm) and backs (3pm-11pm).


A highly competitive salary is on offer and an excellent benefits package, including 25 days holiday plus statutory and a contributory pension scheme. Overtime is available for this position and pays Time and a half during the week and double time Sunday,


Please get in touch Tony Hutchinson to find out more information about this position, he can be contacted on .

Required skills

  • engineer
  • engineering
  • tooling
  • toolmaker
  • tool

Reference: 34243765

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