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Tool Maker - Plastic Packaging




Attractive Salary + Package

Monday to Friday - Day Shift

Our client serves a wide range of customers with rigid plastic packaging - from the largest European producers of consumer products, to smaller national businesses.

They are currently looking to recruit a Tool Maker. Reporting into the Technical Manager. The successful candidate will be required to repair and maintain injection and EBM/IBM mould tools to a high standard. You will also be required to manage work load ensuring repairs and maintenance takes place to pre-determined times and estimates.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Plan and monitor workload to maximise tool efficiency using KPI's.
  • Prove tooling and troubleshoot until running acceptably.
  • Strip, rebuild tools for maintenance / repair and service.
  • Manage the current preventive tool maintenance program.
  • Operation of lathes, millers, grinders etc.
  • Use of measuring equipment such as micrometres and verniers.
  • All employees are required to maintain safe working practices by adhering to the Health and Safety policies of the company in place at any given time.
  • The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description.


  • To hold a recognised qualification in (or be qualified by experience in) lathe work, milling work and the use of surface grinding machines
  • Overhead crane licence
  • Full driving licence


  • Substantial and significant experience (likely to be 5+ years) in a Tool Room environment

Key skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills, able to communicate clearly with external toolmaker, suppliers and customers.
  • Strong team player
  • Competent Microsoft programs experience e.g. Excel.
  • Can fault find on modern Injection Mould hot runner systems and refit heaters when required.
  • Has a very good understanding of tooling designs.
  • A good eye for detail


  • Design skills using CAD
  • A degree of flexibility so far as working hours are concerned to accommodate the needs of the business

Tool Maker - Plastic Packaging

no work experience required
High school
£30,000 - £39,999

Published on 20 Dec 2021

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