Tooling Engineer

10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

An experienced Tooling Engineer is sought by a world leader in the manufacture of automotive components.

The Role:

Reporting to the Tooling Coordinator, as Tooling Technician (known formally within the organisation as Tooling Technician) you will play a leading role in helping to achieve targets in production, quality, delivery and health and safety in a high volume, fast paced environment. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Setting and changing of low pressure foam (clam type) Aluminium moulds.
  • Repair, rebuild and re-profile damaged aluminium tooling using a combination of welding, pneumatic and electric hand tools.
  • Modify and reshape aluminium tools in line with requests, e.g.: addition of vents, posts, magnet placement, auto vents and block additions using hand tools.
  • Inspect, clean, reseal, "blue-up? tools as they are released to production.
  • Maintain tooling carriers including aspects of low control voltage sensors and pneumatic circuits.
  • Liaise with production, quality and process departments in regard to problem solving and audits.
  • Support, train, mentor and develop tool room team members.
  • Operate and use tooling data base, to store, report condition and pick tools.
  • To assist the tooling coordinator to develop and implement new initiatives improving RFT, tooling and carrier repairs.
  • Maintain a safe working environment and comply with the Company's H&S Policy.

The successful Tooling Engineer will demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Time Served Apprenticeship, with an appropriate craft or technical qualification, ideally HNC/HND or equivalent
  • Have experience of working in a similar, manufacturing environment preferably working with foam in the automotive sector, but consideration will also be given to background in plastics, chemical mould, pressing and forging environments
  • Experienced in process optimisation
  • FLT counterbalance / Reach Truck licence
  • Experience in welding (aluminium MIG and TIG)
  • Experience in using overhead cranes
  • Have a working knowledge of pneumatics and control voltage sensors
  • Self-starter with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to foster teamwork and achieve business objectives
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Prepared to work shifts - 6am - 2pm , 2pm - 10pm, 10pm - 6am

Tooling Engineer

Wednesbury, West Midlands

Excellent salary + benefits

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