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Toolroom Team Leader

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Recruitment partner icon Recruitment Partner

Toolroom Team Leader

Reference number: 69073

Location icon Leeds, Harrogate, Bradford, York
Job contract type Full Time (Permanent)
Salary icon £32-34K - To be discussed at interview
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Company activities icon Injection Moulding, Manufacturing
Deadline icon 15/06/2022

Main responsibilities

Job Overview: Our client, an industry leading injection moulding manufacturer, are looking for an experienced Toolroom Team Leader to join their team.


  • An opportunity has arisen within the Toolroom department for a Toolroom Team Leader working as part of a team.
  • Reporting to the Toolroom Supervisor, the Toolroom Team Leader is primarily responsible for providing support to the Toolroom Supervisor, through a hands-on toolmaking role to ensure the successful operation of the toolroom and prototyping departments.


  • As Toolroom Team Leader, you will provide training to the toolroom and prototyping staff.
  • Ensure prototyping, tool development, maintenance and servicing tasks are carried out efficiently, cost effectively and to the required quality standard.
  • Champion the use of 3D methods, including CMM measurement, Cimatron CAD/CAM and other software as required.
  • Ensure Toolroom and Prototyping staff work in a safe and effective manner.
  • Upkeep and maintain reporting records as required.
  • Provide cover for the Toolroom Supervisor as and when required.
  • Undertake Last Off checks in line with the relevant procedure.
  • Setting up of inspection criteria in Mattec.

Qualifications/experience required

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Extensive plastic injection mould tool manufacturing experience
  • Experience of plastic injection mould tool repair and servicing
  • Financially astute with the ability to minimise costs.
  • Experienced in prototype manufacture.
  • Robust approach to problem solving and manufacturing process optimisation
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 and TS16949 Product Realisation Process
  • An effective time served toolmaker, coach and facilitator with a personable but confident interpersonal style.
  • The ability to train apprentices, coaching them to achieve a fully skilled status.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • IT literate
Job Ref: SC22-5186

Key Words: Toolmaker, “Tool maker”, “Toolroom Manager”, “Tooling supervisor”, “Toolroom Team Leader”, “injection moulding”, “mould tools” TS16949, plastics


Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

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