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Tooling Engineer

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Tooling Engineer

Reference number: 68065

Location icon Basingstoke, Reading, Guildford, Aldershot, Bracknell
Job contract type Full Time (Permanent)
Salary icon £35-40K - To be discussed in full at interview
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Company activities icon Injection Moulding, Manufacturing
Deadline icon 20/06/2022

Main responsibilities

Job Overview: Our client, an established injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to support them in appointing a Tooling Engineer to join their team


  • As a Tooling Engineer you should have tool servicing experience and be prepared to carry out tool cleaning, tool maintenance, version changes and servicing.  There is a small tool workshop with the following equipment: Gantry Crane, Meusburger work bench, hand tools, ice cleaning equipment, ultrasonic baths
  • A lot of tool maintenance is subcontracted to a local tool maker. The successful candidate will manage this by tracking the usage of the tools and sending them out for maintenance as required. We have a production monitoring system and tooling database to track this which needs keeping up to date, therefore good IT skills are required.
  • The Tooling Engineer will manage new project introductions including tuning loops and tool modifications
  • You will lead tooling feasibility meetings and support tool design/improvements/modification
  • Liaise with raw material suppliers on picking the right material for new projects
  • The Tooling Engineer will manage contractors for onsite visits and get involved with continuous improvement initiatives
  • This role will report to the Production Manager but will be working with an experienced team of professionals in all departments of the business including production, quality, purchasing, finance and warehouse
  • Overall, this is a great opportunity for a work hungry individual from an engineering background looking for a role which will provide a mix of practical and project management style work in a plastic injection moulding factory that supplies the world’s largest automotive OEMs.

Qualifications/experience required

Experience requirements:

  • Ideally you will have an Engineering Qualification / Time Served Apprenticeship
  • Must have Injection Moulding tool maintenance / tool making experience
  • Experience of robot programming would be beneficial
  • Project management experience would be beneficial
  • Ability to read and understand 2D drawings
  • Computer literate with experience of using MS Excel, MS Word & Power Point
  • Process fault finding and rectification techniques


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

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.

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

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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