Toolmaker – Nightshift

Job Reference: WM – 2342

Location: Telford

Salary: £41,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Toolmaker – Nightshift


Responsible for maintaining and constant improvement of all Press /Mould Tools.

To work with own team and interact closely with other department members on all aspects of the job to achieve strategic goals.

Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE)

  • Ensure all HSE procedures are followed and achieve department HSE KPI target.
  • Ensure risk assessment is available, read and understood for each activity undertaken.
  • Ensure all Lost Time, Minor and trivial accidents are reported.
  • Promote energy conservation.
  • Promote environmental issues and ensure all Procedures are understood and followed.
  • Ensure all PPE is identified, always available, correctly used and all associated problems are reported to the TL / Supervisor / Manager.
  • Identify and escalate any activity that has the potential to cause harm or damage.
  • Ensure contractors are utilised in accordance with procedures.


  • Carry out duties for the Team Leader in their absence.
  • To carry out repair and maintenance of Press and Mould tools to specified drawing data supplied by customer.
  • Achieve departmental and personal goals and objectives (G&O’s).
  • Actively participate in departmental QC circles and assist if required in cross-functional QC circle activities.
  • Communicate inter-departmentally (Associate–Associate–Supervisor–Manager).
  • Understand and promote the “Quality First” philosophy ensuring all current Tool/Die do not affect product quality.
  • Recognise and correct abnormal Press/ Mould tool trend and condition and to report to TL/SPV any findings.
  • Carry out daily equipment inspections where required, i.e. Forklift, Overhead Crane, specified lifting equipment.
  • Complete all breakdown, PM, Modification data on daily basis where required.


  • Complete/achieve Periodic Die maintenance on all Press and Mould Tools = 100%.
  • Collect data and analyse systematically to resolve problems within area of responsibility (use of breakdown data).
  • Liaise with PEN, MFG and maintenance for all tooling or breakdown issues.
  • Adhere to department / company targets including delivery achievement on JTD requisitions and breakdown reduction on Press and Mould Tools.
  • Exhibit product knowledge and customer expectations.


  • Ensure 5s is actively promoted and maintained by all associates.
  • Contribute to your own self-development to ensure your knowledge is at an appropriate level.
  • Utilise effective communication across all functions.

About You:


  • Recognised time served apprenticeship to City and Guilds or ONC Level.
  • Extensive knowledge of Press (Progression) and Mould (multi impression) tooling including design and functionality.
  • Assembly/Dis-assembly of Press Mould Tools.
  • Produce/Finish Press Mould Tools using hand fitting techniques.
  • Produce/Repair Tools components by manual machining techniques.
  • Have a logical approach to problem solving.
  • Read and understand engineering drawings.
  • Recognise 1st and 3rd angle methods of projection.
  • Knowledge of Hydraulic, Pneumatic and engineering drawings with understanding of geometrical tolerance symbols.
  • Basic understanding of relevant HSE legislation – PUWER, LOLER and relevant British Standards.
  • Able to support and communicate with other associates within own and other departments.


  • Professional or vocational qualification in Maintenance Management (CMI level 3, NVQ 2).
  • Experience of automotive manufacturing standards.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels from fellow associate to MD.
  • Experience of Japanese manufacturing culture and techniques.

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions – Therefore, if you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK