Serving the UK & IE plastics industry


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Recruitment partner icon Recruitment Partner


Reference number: 39590

Location icon Leicester, Loughborough, Grantham, Corby, Peterborough
Job contract type Full Time (Permanent)
Salary icon £32-35K - To be discussed at interview
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Company activities icon Injection Moulding, Manufacturing
Deadline icon 07/06/2022

Main responsibilities

Job Overview: Our client, an established plastic packaging manufacturer, has retained our services to search for a Toolmaker to join their team.


  • To repair and service the moulding machine tools, and related equipment, in a timely and efficient manner


  • As a Toolmaker, you will comply with all company rules, regulations and procedures at all times and promote good working practices throughout the workforce
  • You will ensure regular mould maintenance is carried out to the highest standard
  • The successful Toolmaker will diagnose mould problems/issues, investigating the possible causes and putting the necessary solutions in place to fix them - target to enable the tools to run "right first-time" in a production environment
  • You will complete general tool making tasks and be flexible in a “breakdown” scenario
  • Toolmakers liaise with operational staff to understand tooling related issues

Qualifications/experience required

Skills & Experience:

  • Time served Toolmaking apprenticeship
  • Electrical experience would be an advantage, but not a necessity
  • Injection moulding experience would be an advantage
  • CNC Machining centre experience an advantage
  • A base understanding on pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Ability to understand technical drawings
  • Self-driven, with a positive attitude and a proactive outlook
  • Able to work efficiently independently and under own supervision as well as part of a Team
Job Ref: SC22-5204

Key Words: “Tooling Technician”, “Tool maker”, “Toolmaker”, “Mould Tooling”, “Tooling Maintenance”, ”Tooling Engineer”, “injection moulding”, “CNC”


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

“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

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