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Description/Job Summary

Basic Purpose of the Position:
Makes or improves different types of tools to enable the production processes to be as efficient as possible. This may include jigs, fixtures, clamps or molds to obtain a more robust consistently produced part that meets the specification of the customer. Likely to be highly skilled and knowledgeable and support apprentices.
Responsible for the repair, maintenance and improvement to all tooling dies, jigs, fixtures and fittings for press tools, CNC equipment in line with production and customer requirements to support business objectives. Support new tooling for new product introductions to ensure the robustness of product builds. Work on many phases or sub-tasks of projects or entire projects of moderate complexity, with results impacting on project completion. Work under general supervision, reviewed at project milestones and/or on completion by Senior Management.
Main Responsibilities:
General and Task Management
  • Repair and maintain press tools, die repairs
  • Routine servicing and regrinding of tools
  • Attend breakdowns, identify fault and problem solve at the press with minimal downtime to aid production
  • Evaluate each job and determine if it can be repaired in press or must be removed to Tool Room for essential maintenance and repair work
  • Estimate length of time required to complete a job and likely consequences of failure to complete work within required timescales
  • Identify and escalate any activity that has the potential to cause harm or damage
  • Report breakdown root causes, equipment faults and concerns to management
  • Ensure all work is undertaken to a high quality standard and adheres to all quality standard regulations
  • Ensure company targets are met in respect of quality of parts produced
  • Identify spares requirements and log usage
  • Take ownership of smaller less complex specific tool suite to develop and maintain performance with minimal supervision
  • Support new project tooling from commissioning stages through to start of production
  • Manufacture new tooling and ancillary spares to support production activity and customer deadlines
  • Document and update die history and other work records
  • Carry out Planned Preventative Maintenance
  • Carry out engineering level changes to tools and modifications
  • Test and confirm electrical and hydraulic/pneumatic operation of tools before return to production
  • Maintain the highest standards of workmanship at all times
  • Record all relevant data in relation to tooling and record on the Tool Room database
  • Be actively involved in improvement activities to support the achievement of departmental and company objectives
  • Ensure risk assessments are available, read and understood for each activity undertaken
  • Understand and operate within basic cost/budget measures for tooling
  • Work within 5S (Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) methodology to maintain workplace to a high standard
  • Ensure all personal protective equipment is identified, always available, correctly used and all associated problems are reported to management
Requested Knowledge, Competencies and Abilities:
  • Considerable Previous tool making experience
  • Practical hands-on approach to problem solving
  • Experience of working to tight production targets
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing and 5S (Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) process
  • Understanding of production costs to include waste, downtime, scrap and re-work
Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment can be loud. 
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift or move items over 30 pounds, which would require the use of lift aids. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
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