Willcox Matthews Ltd
Blackburn, UK
18 Jun 2019
03 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Contact: Matt Reynolds

Job Reference: WM - 1172

Job Start date: ASAP

Location: Blackburn

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £26,000 - £28,000 (DAYS)

Benefits: Please ask for details

Brief role description - Toolmaker:

We are supporting our client in their search for an Toolmaker, who will be responsible for maintaining, servicing and repair of tools using manual machines.

Relevant Job Titles:

Toolmaker, Tooling Technician, Mechanical Fitter, Tooling Engineer,

Role Description:

Accountable to the production manager, the Toolmaker will be responsible for maintaining, repairing and manufacturing tools to a very high standard. This includes the following:

* Accurately reading and interpreting technical engineering drawings

* Operate all Standard Toolroom machinery including milling, drilling, lathe and spark erosion machines

* Setting up and running CNC machinery, lathe and wire eroding machines

* Final grinding and polishing of each tool after hardening plus the final assembly of complete moulds

* Fitting and assembly of tools

* Initial sampling and tool modifications

* Manufacture Jigs & Fixtures, Prototype tooling & parts and Test fixtures to support the manufacturing processes across the facility

* Active participation and facilitation of continuous improvements to tooling and production methods

* Maintaining and updating relevant documentation

* Working as part of a team to ensure set targets for delivery, quality and efficiency are met.

* Assisting in the training of apprentice toolmakers.


In addition to the required professional and technical expertise, candidates will be motivated and flexible with the ability to work on their own initiative. A customer and quality focus is essential. The ability to get on with others and to work as part of a team is also essential as is the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a keen eye for detail

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