Tooling Engineer

Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland
21 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Pertemps are delighted to be back working with this client again, The client is a manufacturer of engineering parts based in the Stockton area, they have an excellent working environment, highly competitive pay rates and offer ongoing world class training.


Responsible for the sourcing and specification of new mould tools and the maintenance and repair of existing moulds. You will oversee Tool trials at Nifco & Local Sub-con Production facilities. You will oversee tool trials at toolmakers (in Asia) and tool sign-off prior to shipping. You’ll also lead GA Reviews and assist with the selection and approval of new tool vendors. Acquire Quotes for Modifications on existing Tools and manage RFQ souring of Repair work to existing Production Tools.

Job Responsibilities:

Main Duties:

· To ensure the quality and robustness of new tools to support zero defect manufacturing.

- Reporting on Tool Trials Documentation / Progress / Presentations / PFU Activities.

- To support Production and Tooling Managers in the development and repair of new and current production tools.
- Drive the Maturation & development and improvement in new tools once they are on site to meet the needs of Production.
- Working closely with the toolmaker to mature the tooling and develop the injection process prior to tool transfer to plant. Upon transfer be responsible for the final process maturation with internal Development technicians to ensure a smooth transition into series production.
- Support the improvement and repair of current production tools.
- Lead tool GA Reviews and Approval.
- Work with Toolmakers and Nifco Design engineering on part design for tooling and manufacture feasibility (DFM, DFA) to ensure that the part can be tooled in the most cost effective way that will not compromise quality.
- Support the NPI Project Engineering teams with the ordering of new tools and modifications.
- Developing working procedures and processes to create a more effective organisation.
- Support the specification and cost estimation of new tool and part enquirers.
- Under the direction of the Tooling Managers, support the selection and approval of new tool vendors.
- Support the improvement and maintenance of 5S standards.
- KPI & Budget Monitoring, Overtime, Repair Spend.

Key Skills:


- Experienced, qualified Tooling Engineer with a background in Injection Tooling Manufacture & moulding in the automotive industry, you will already have a strong understanding on tooling design, production and manufacture.
- Educated in Mechanical Engineering Field or similar.
- Worked in a tooling project management function & Experienced in working with LCC low-cost country toolmakers.
- Experienced automotive or similar high volume industry.
- Problem-solving Techniques.
- Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines in order to meet critical project Milestones.
- Using computerised systems & Good Microsoft package knowledge ( MS - Project,Excel,Word,Etc )
- Basic Understanding of Moldflow Analysis
- Use of 2D & 3D Viewing & Analysis CAD Systems


- Educated to HND or degree standard in Mechanical Engineering or similar.
- Educated in BTEC(ONC) or HNC Polymer Engineering
- Experience of recognised problem solving techniques (e.g. 8D, PPS, etc.)
- Experience of other industry standard documentation e.g. PPAP, FMEA etc.
- Pro/ENGINEER, CADDS5, Catia use or experience.