Toolmaker (Dayshift)

Location: Downing St, Smethwick

Job Description

We have an opportunity for a Toolmaker within our Technical Centre of excellence. As a Toolmaker you will produce, service and repair precision tools (press tooling, jigs and fixtures) that are used in our manufacturing process, working with metals, alloys and composite materials known as stocks or castings which produce our in-house bespoke tools.

Shift Pattern: Days Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5pm & Friday 8.30am – 4pm.


  • Ensure all tools are produced, serviced or repaired according to the production plan, and are to the highest standards entering service details onto ERP.
  • When required, provide cover for Service Toolmakers, ensuring all parts are manufactured to highest standards.
  • Accurately read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Accurately read and use all available types of measuring equipment to ensure products are within tolerance and of high quality selecting the most efficient method of manufacture.
  • Strive to improve current operating methods to reduce cost or increase efficiency adapting to using new technology when it is available.
  • Clean down machines after use and report any defects or concerns to their Supervisor or Management.
  • Ensure all equipment used is appropriately maintained and report any concerns to your Supervisor or Management.
  • Provide feedback to designers all errors, modifications, re-work and other appropriate information to alert them to the issues you experienced and provide constructive input to resolving the issue in future at design stage to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Use of all tool room machines to their maximum efficiently within the constraints of the manufacturers operating instructions.
  • Report to Supervisor or Manager any replacement parts required when servicing, ensuring that no downtime in production is experienced.
  • Ensure that all changeover components are stored neatly, in order and logged.
  • Assist in the development of new and existing manufacturing processes and procedures to optimise performance.
  • To develop and improve working knowledge through professional development, contributing to the improvement of manufacturing.
  • Use methods of continuous improvement during manufacturing to set the foundation and benchmark for future production improvements.
  • Develop and adopt SOP and TPM methods of working reporting any issues directly to the Supervisor or Manager.


  • Completion of Engineering related Apprenticeship.
  • A strong engineering background (preferably within the cold roll forming industry, although not essential).
  • Knowledgeable and competent in operating milling, turning, drilling and grinding machines (Bridgeport Mills beneficial).
  • Ability to use all measuring equipment required to manufacture components to required standards and tolerances.
  • Must be able to adapt and work with new technologies.
  • Able to train colleagues effectively.