Location Worcestershire
Job-type Full time
Salary £36k - 40k per year

Role - Tooling Engineer

Salary - £36,000 - £40,000

Location - Droitwich Spa

Shift - Day shift

 

INTRODUCTION:

Developing & managing injection mould tools, plus improving tooling standards to reduce production costs are the main duties of a Tooling Engineer.

Creative and progressive thinking is required to be a competent tooling engineer. Good communication skills enable the engineer to exchange tooling ideas with design engineers, project managers, cost estimators and moulding engineers. In-depth knowledge of large-scale production and injection mould tool manufacturing is necessary. Strong organisational skills, ability to manage suppliers and control tool timing to program schedule are also a pre-requisite of the role.

 

RESPONSIBLE FOR:

Working under general supervision, reviewed by Tool Engineering Manager.

• Responsible for the introduction of new tooling into production from tool launch until SOP +90 days

• Responsible for co-ordinating the manufacture of tooling for use in the company to schedule.

• To work with component designers to ensure new designs are in line with the principals of reducing costs and lead times for tools, reducing cycle times and scrap levels, and minimising tool maintenance and breakdowns.

• Supporting the Senior Technical Buyer when conducting RFQ and nomination activities for new tooling.

• To co-ordinate and carry out cross-functional tool design (GA) reviews, ensuring all tool designs are reviewed in line with tool specification, procedures and guidelines. Completion of all necessary documentation to support the design sign off into manufacture.

• To visit toolmakers during tool manufacture to confirm status and report within procedures and guidelines. Completion of necessary documentation to support all supplier visits.

• To supervise, support and carry out tool trials (either external or internal), in conjunction with Moulding Engineering, following procedures.

• To complete tool manufacture checklist and carry out pre-delivery checks on tools to ensure that tools comply with specifications and production expectation.

• Agree corrective actions with project team, external toolmakers and stakeholders.

• Liaising with suppliers to plan tool or equipment improvements and modifications to schedule.

• Support customer events in accordance with project management and quality engineering with regard to technical issues

• Provide integration support, toolmaker sign-off and release to – including (as appropriate) technical support to production (home line) for problem follow up (issue management).

• Be part of/lead “Practical Problem Solving” teams.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Minimum 5 years’ experience in plastic injection mould tool design, development, and implementation.

• Mechanical / Technical Diploma / Degree or equivalent experience in injection mould tooling 5. EXPERIENCE:

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook).

 

If you are interested in this role, please contact joseph.wellington@omegaresource.co.uk  |  01453829791 or 07815010631