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Toolroom Supervisor

Job Reference: GF/HQ00031185_1516034532
Location: Worcestershire
Discipline:/ Maintenance / Manufacturing and Production
Salary Range:

£31000 to 35000 per Annum

Job Type: Permanent

A leading manufacturing company based in Redditch require a Toolroom Supervisor to join their team based on a Full time - 39h/week - Mon-Thu 8:00AM-5:00PM and Fri 8:00AM - 1:00PM. Candidates should be able to show considerable previous tool making experience

Toolroom Supervisor

Job 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. 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. Manage the team on technical best practice and establish standard policies and procedures whilst also mentoring and leading the team. Implement and manage continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principals by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in training, working practices and processes.


* cut and shape tools using a combination of lathes, presses and cutting machines
* follow engineering drawings to measure and mark out the design for the tool
* use hand tools such as files, hacksaws and grinders
* check dimensions with precision measuring instruments like micrometers and gauges
* assemble, fit and repair tools
* using 2D and 3D computer aided design and manufacturing software (CAD/CAM)
* monitor the tools used on the manufacturing line to ensure efficient run rates and identify necessary repairs or possible improvements
* routine servicing and regrinding of tools
* attend machine breakdowns to identify the root cause and solve the problem
* report breakdown root causes, equipment faults and concerns to management
* Ensure all work is undertaken to a high quality standard and adheres to all

quality standard regulations

* Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice tool room vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance
* Supervise/Manage the running and plan activities of the tool room facilities and toolmakers, ensuring the tool room is a safe environment in line with health, safety and environmental requirements
* Manage, coach and develop a high performing tool room team that meets agreed objectives and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements
* Support new project tooling from commissioning stages through to start of


* Assist in tooling buyoffs and trials
* Manufacture new tooling and ancillary spares to support production activity

and customer deadlines

* Carry out engineering level changes to tools and modifications






Qualifications / Experience

* Manufacturing background
* GCSE Level A-C, IVQ Technician certificate, BTec first certificate or equivalent NVQ level 2 qualification
* Considerable previous tool making experience
* Understanding of TS16949 and ISO 14001
* Experience of working to tight production targets
* Experience of operating/running EDM machines - wire eroding
* Toolroom supervising experience

Knowledge / Skills

* 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
* excellent maths, IT and technical skills
* Practical hands-on approach to problem solving
* Interest in engineering / manufacturing

Personal Attributes

* dynamic, passionate and able to work independently
* ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
* strong attention to detail
* Accuracy

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your CV on file to consider you for future opportunities.

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