Pitch to sell the role - Completed by hiring manager
A toolmaker is responsible for making/modifying precision items such as jigs & fixtures which are then used in the manufacturing process to make high value products. You would also be modifying components, ancillaries & fixings to support the need of the company as well as mentoring junior level staff.
Manufacture new product tooling and fixtures through the prototype phase to production.
Manufacture/modify components to support engineering changes.
Setup and use a range of manual machine tools such as Mills (vertical and horizontal) and lathes.
Setup and use grinding machines for surface and cylindrical (internal and external) grinding.
Be able program, set & Run CNC Machines like Hurco, Hitachi Seiki, Matsuura & DMG.
Be able to use measuring equipment to ensure component/fixture compliance.
Assess jobs to provide approximate lead time and maintain job history data.
Train members of staff to setup and maintain machinery to a competent level.
Mentor and instruct Juniors & apprentices to perform manufacturing techniques.
Be committed to continuous improvement and suggest improvements regarding methods, processes, and tooling. Fulfil any other reasonable requirement consistent with departmental objectives.
Consider the health and safety, environmental and energy impact of all activities.
Support the Company's compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018, following policy and best practice.
Ability to read, interpret and communicate technical information.
Ability to read and understand multiple machine languages such as Ultimax, Heidenhain & Fanuc
Ability to problem solve.
Demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of:
Tool selection criteria.
Cutting tool parameters.
Manual machining techniques.
Shop floor computer systems & inspection techniques.
Knowledge of tool measuring equipment such as Zoller