Tooling Engineer

Job Reference: WM - 2468

Location: Staffordshire

Salary: £45,000 - £48,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Tooling Engineer


  • Health & safety: maintain safe working practices, escalate any non-conformities, near misses
  • Perform daily duties as set out in department
  • Promote and look to exceed GA 5S & H&S environment policies
  • ensure safe use of handling equipment: crane / lifting gear, ensure load is within SWL of handling gear
  • inspect lifting gear before use: quarantine & report any non-conformities with eyebolts or lifting chains
  • upkeep of PM schedule on IMM tooling + downstream identified tooling
  • ensure shift cover with opposite tooling engineers during holiday periods
  • support business needs of extra shifts / w/end work during periods of high production demand
  • addition of learning points / specific actions to each tool PM procedure, ie: core pin to sleeve fit, replacement of cap heads on any high-risk lifter assemblies
  • upkeep register of tooling related costs + down time
  • track daily workload of events – tool room log
  • upkeep of tool tag system
  • Ensure tooling complies with GA std’s and will fit local machinery
  • Confirm feasibility of engineering changes related to imm tooling both internal & external where necessary
  • Layout: storage of IMM tools is adhered to
  • Ensure tool loan agreements are in place when transferring to other facilities
  • *Ensure tools are prepared for safe transportation as per std
  • Maintain sufficient critical spares, core pins/sleeves, steel, two stage ejector units etc – communicate to tool room manager
  • attend daily review of issues between imm tech’s & tooling manager , input to identification of root cause and subsequent proposals to close out tooling related pfu’s
  • Support trials onsite and offsite as needs arise
  • Maintain asset register of all tooling
  • Upkeep of “datum packs” for all tools, minimum requirement as per PM sheets, log of failures
  • Identify & lead opportunities for efficiency improvements: tool dis-assembly / re-assembly sequence
  • Raise & follow up PFU’s internal & external using central database where possible

About You:

  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Work well – SAFELY – under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Mechanical aptitude,
  • Ability to use own initiative and work with minimum supervision
  • Good communication / organisation skills
  • Good people skills – respects GA code of ethics
  • Ability to interpret & generate and maintain process documentation
  • knowledge of plant processes
  • Flexible and reliable, pro-active “can do” approach – work outside of normal hours will be required when business needs arise
  • Respect of internal and customer requirements with respect to product quality


  • Time served toolmaker, GCSE (desirable) or equivalent in English / Mathematics, mechanical engineering
  • Experience in fast paced Automotive manufacturing environment for at least 5 years, used to large tooling to at least 10 tonnes. Preferably will have experience of tooling project management


  • tool & die repair / maintenance – Level 3
  • GA-SP – Level 3
  • computer literate – Level 3
  • overhead crane – Level 3
  • Tooling construction, general machining: turning, milling, surface grinding, benching, final fitting – Level 3
  • Tooling procurement / project management – Level 3
  • Injection Tooling Feasibility studies – Level 4
  • Modification introduction – Level 4
  • Recovery of breakdowns to tight time-frame – Level 4

Management (Systems and Processes)

  • computer literate: MS office – Level 3
  • CAD proficient – Level 3

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.

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Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK