Toolmaker

Posted 23 January by Omega Resource Group Limited Featured Ending soon
Tooolroom Machinist

Full / Part time: Full time - Mon-Thu: 8AM - 5PM / Fri: 8AM - 1PM (overtime is only occasional)
Start date: ASAP
Duration: Permanent

Job DescriptionMakes or improves different types of tools to enable the production processes to be as efficient as possible. This may include jigs, fixtures, clamps or moulds to obtain a more robust consistently produced part that meets the specification of the customer.

Responsible for the repair, maintenance and improvement to all tooling dies, jigs, fixtures and fittings for press tools, CNC equipment in line with production and customer requirements to support business objectives. Support new tooling for new product introductions to ensure the robustness of product builds. Work on many phases or sub-tasks of projects or entire projects of moderate complexity, with results impacting on project completion.

Responsibilities
-cutting and shaping tools using a combination of lathes, presses and cutting machines
-following engineering drawings to measure and mark out the design for the tool
-using hand tools such as files, hacksaws and grinders
-checking dimensions with precision measuring instruments like micrometers and gauges
-assembling, fitting and repairing tools
-using 2D and 3D computer aided design and manufacturing software (CAD/CAM)
-monitoring the tools used on the manufacturing line to ensure efficient run rates and identify necessary repairs or possible improvements
-routine servicing and regrinding of tools
-attending machine breakdowns to identify the root cause and solve the problem
-report breakdown root causes, equipment faults and concerns to management
-Ensure all work is undertaken to a high quality standard and adheres to all
quality standard regulations

Support new project tooling from commissioning stages through to start of
Production
-Assist in tooling buyoffs and trials
-Manufacture new tooling and ancillary spares to support production activity
and customer deadlines
-Carry out engineering level changes to tools and modifications-
TravelNo

Qualifications / Experience
-Have manufacturing background (ideally automotive)
-GCSE Level A-C, IVQ Technician certificate, BTec first certificate or equivalent NVQ level 2 qualification
-Experience of operating/running EDM machines - wire eroding (not spark eroding) VERY IMPORTANT!
-Considerable Previous tool making experience
-Practical hands-on approach to problem solving
-Experience of working to tight production targets

Knowledge / Skills
-Knowledge of measurement
-Understanding of engineering drawings
-Understanding manufacturing processes
-Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
-Planning and prioritising activities
-Good communication and interpersonal skills
-excellent maths, IT and technical skills
-Interest in engineering / manufacturing

Personal Attributes
-dynamic, passionate and able to work independently
-ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
-strong attention to detail
-Accuracy

Omega Resource Group Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: 34301535

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