Serving the UK & IE plastics industry


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Recruitment partner icon Recruitment Partner


Reference number: 67062

Location icon Sutton Coldfield, Coventry, Burton upon Trent, Bromsgrove
Job contract type Full Time (Permanent)
Salary icon £32-36K - Double Day role
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Company activities icon Injection Moulding, Manufacturing
Deadline icon 31/07/2022

Main responsibilities

Job Overview: Our client, a successful injection moulding manufacturer, has retained our services to search for a Toolmaker to join their team.


  • Reporting directly to the Toolroom Supervisor, the successful Toolmaker will be predominantly involved in the highly-skilled, complex and specialist detailed work of maintaining the engineering tooling used to produce components, products and assemblies
  • The Toolmaker will be required to apply a broad range of activities including the interpretation of Engineering drawings and technical instructions and the use of hand, machine and automated computer-controlled machine tools and measuring equipment


  • The Toolmaker will carry out proactive maintenance on moulding tools that come from production and log them in the system
  • You will be preparing new Mould Tools for Production
  • Liaise with setter’s overs issues with the mould tool
  • Investigate issues to find root causes passing information back to the design department and management so issues can be avoided in future
  • Logging of any concerns, issues and repairs
  • The Toolmaker will maintain standards of Housekeeping and Health & Safety
  • Working in a systematic fashion following any instructions available
  • Maintain spares and equipment to avoid lengthy repairs time
  • Maintain working area to a high standard. Working to 5S’s
  • Any other reasonable Engineering duties required

Qualifications/experience required

Experience requirements:

  • You must have completed a relevant Toolmaking apprenticeship
  • You must have a minimum of 5 years experience of in the Maintenance, repair and modification of Injection Mould Tools
  • You must be experienced with manual machining using miller, lathes and surface grinders
  • Experience with TIG / Mig welding, EDM, CNC milling and Wire eroding is desirable
  • IOSH training, Six sigma training and 5S training are desirable
  • You should be computer literate with the ability to use Outlook, Excel, and Word


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

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”.

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.

If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.


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