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Job Title :
Press Toolmaker 
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Posted :
3/13/2018 4:15:05 PM 
Company Name :
Forces Recruitment Services 
Location :
Wimbledon, Greater London, England 
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Description :

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 moulds to obtain a more robust consistently produced part that meets the specification of the customer.

Highly skilled and knowledgeable and support apprentices.

Applications from suitably qualified ex-military personnel (Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Marines) will be particularly relevant for this position.

Overall Purpose of the Role:

  • 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.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Knowledge of measurement
  • Understanding of engineering drawings
  • Understanding manufacturing processes
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Planning and prioritising activities
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to present data effectively
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of Health and Safety practices
  • Analytical skill mind-set
  • Understand lean manufacturing
  • Understanding of cost and financial impacts
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Ability to learn quickly and work in a safe manner
  • Ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions and work standards
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and to timescales
  • Good understanding of customer deliverables and the impact of failure / cost of poor quality

Qualifications and Experience

  • GCSE Level A-C, IVQ Technician certificate, B-Tec first certificate or equivalent NVQ level 2 qualification
  • (Considerable) previous press 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

Interested applicants will be expected to complete and return by email a simple application form to which CVs must be pasted.

This job is no longer available for new applications.

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