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Salary Description
dependent on experience
Contract Type


The toolmaker will be part of a small team responsible for designing, manufacturing, developing and maintaining bespoke tooling to be used in prototyping & production as well as producing small batches of components. They will be required to work closely with both the design and production teams to ensure an efficient and effective turnaround of tooling to a high standard to support both new product introduction and exiting products.

Salary - £15.59 - £16.63

Duties and responsibilities

Health, Safety and Environmental duties

⦁ All employees have the duty to ensure the health safety and welfare of themselves, others and the environment and comply with the Company HS&E policy.

Role Duties

⦁ Design, manufacture and development of a range of tooling such as:
o press tools, stamping dies, jigging and fixturing, special purpose machinery.
⦁ Maintenance and improvement of existing tooling.
⦁ Setting and programming of CNC machinery for small batch and development purposes.
⦁ Using conventional toolroom and CNC machining techniques to manufacture components.
⦁ Production of one-off specials to a high standard.
⦁ Design for additive manufacturing and operation of various 3D printers.
⦁ Involvement in Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing initiatives.
⦁ Any other duties that may from time to time be reasonably expected.

Skills & Attributes

⦁ Ability to read and understand engineering drawings.
⦁ Good knowledge of engineering materials.
⦁ Excellent ability to machine components to exact tolerances using various equipment including, milling machines, lathes, surface and cylindrical grinders.
⦁ Be innovative in terms of problem solving and adaption to changes.
⦁ Ability to work as part of a small team but also to work independently and meet critical deadlines.

Qualifications/ experience

⦁ Previous toolroom experience essential.
⦁ CNC setting experience, both 3 axis VMC’s and lathes.
⦁ Twin spindle and 5-axis experience advantageous.
⦁ CAD/CAM experience advantageous.
⦁ Additive manufacturing experience advantageous.
⦁ Mazatrol and Heidenhain experience advantageous.
⦁ Computer literate.
⦁ Apprenticeship trained/proven track record in engineering or toolmaking.


Workforce Manufacturing are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions. We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!! We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help. mfr38

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