Alexander Daniels
17 Mar 2017
16 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Alexander Daniels engineering are currently recruiting for a tool maker in the south Leicestershire area. This position offers fantastic working conditions and great benefits.

The salary is negotiable for the right candidate.

Job Title: Toolmaker

Responsible for: Manufacture of jigs, fixtures, tools and press tooling in accordance with Drawings, and, contribute and work in a team environment in the Tool Room department. You will be willing to apply lean tools and activities throughout the job function and continually strive to bring new methodologies and technology into the business.


  • Competent in the use of manual engineering machines, Centre Lathe, Milling machine, Surface Grinders, Wire EDM (Charmilles) and general fitting skills
  • Competent in the use of Autocad or similar
  • Carry out tool repairs to multistage progression tools and second operation tools and fixtures
  • Modify existing tools to improve production processes
  • Assist in the company continuous improvement programs
  • Assist in the training and development of apprentices/trainees as required
  • Design and manufacture punch tools for various types of press tool equipment
  • Involved in the repair and preventative maintenance of existing tooling
  • Responsible for inspecting finished product to Engineering Drawings
  • Ensure the work area is kept clean and tidy and safe working practices are adopted
  • Any other duties as required by the senior toolmaker and engineering plan


The ideal candidate will have an engineering apprenticeship, or equivalent training, having experience in milling, turning, grinding and fitting, and, EDM knowledge and skills. You will also be able to work from drawings and to specific Standards. You will have experience in a similar role to enable a quick and smooth transition into the position. Programming/setting/operating of HAAS machining centres and lathes is desirable but not essential although a willingness to learn would be needed.

Person Specification:

You will be self-motivated, able to work under minimum supervision and within a team. Being organised, able to work under pressure and possessing excellent attention to detail you will also have good time-keeping, be accurate, flexible and reliable.

Hours of Work:

8.00am - 5.00pm, Monday - Thursday, 8.00am - 4.00pm Friday, ½ hr lunch (Lunch to be taken between 12.30pm and 2.00pm)