Injection Mould Toolmaker - Hereford - £28,000-£37,000 + Excellent Benefits

Injection Mould Toolmaker required to join a leading manufacturer of bespoke thermoplastic products based in the Hereford area. Reporting to the Tool Room Manager you will be working in a small team and will be involved in tool design and manufacture for existing product tools.

The Package:
Salary - £28,000-£37,000 (DOE)
Working Hours - 08:30-17:00 (Monday-Thursday) 08:30-16:00 (Friday)
5% company contribution pension
25 days holiday + bank holidays
2 week Christmas shut-down
Childcare vouchers
Annual bonus
Flexible working hours

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the maintenance, repair and modification of injection mould tools.
  • Operating Grinding Machines, Centre Lathes, CNC and manual Milling and Turning Machines and other relevant tool room machinery, including CAD/CAM.
  • To communicate with customers to discuss tooling and other engineering issues.
  • Liaise with the companies external tooling partner where necessary to manage new tooling, modifications and repairs effectively and to the business and customers timeframes.
  • To continually improve quality and accuracy both for tools and moulded components.
  • Produce components from engineering drawings.
  • Carry out repairs on existing tools as well as modifying injection moulding tools.
  • To ensure that the repair and maintenance of injection mould production tools is carried out in line with production requirement in the allocated time frame.
  • To produce new tools, moulds and hot plate welding jigs.
  • To test and confirm electrical and hydraulic/pneumatic operation of tools before return to production.
  • To record all relevant data pertaining to tooling and record onto the Toolroom database.
  • To be proactive in making tooling modifications to improve scrap cycle time and tool reliability.

  • Will ideally be an apprentice-served Toolmaker or will have at least 5 years previous experience of making, amending, and maintaining injection moulding mould tools, jigs and fixtures.
  • Proven experience in setting and operating tool making machines (lathes, mills, grinders, spark eroder etc).
  • Experience of injection mould production from concept through design, ideally working in a bespoke manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrate excellent bench 'hand skills' i.e. filing and forming
  • Comprehensive understanding of 2D tooling drawings and 3D CAD models

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Required skills

  • Toolmaker
  • injection mould
  • Tool maker

Reference: 35320437

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