Job Description

Toolmaker - Co. Westmeath

Ref No: DT17193

County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Toolmaker - County Westmeath.

In this role your key responsibilities will be:

To manufacture, repair and service all tools, jigs and fixtures (form tools, progression tools, perforation tooling and roll-form equipment).
Set- up tools in presses ranging from 50 to 500 ton.
Experienced with tooling which produces aluminum and stainless steel products.
Ability to operate, set, and program CNC, PLC and Robotic machines.
To monitor performance of setting, machines and tool longevity.
Attending machine breakdowns to identify the root cause and solve the problem.
Using machinery such as lathes, presses, milling machines and grinders to cut and shape the tools.
Work effectively with all team members to assist in the continuous improvement of systems and processes and ensure best practice is consistently applied.
Monitoring the tools used on the manufacturing line to ensure efficient run rates and identify necessary repairs or possible improvements.
Using precision measurement instruments such as micrometer, gauges and Vernier calipers to check the tool’s dimensions.
Experience in repair and maintenance of pneumatic special purpose equipment.
Operate and maintain production equipment and tools correctly whilst ensuring health and safety of self and others.
Carry out Preventative Maintenance on tooling as per PM Schedule.

Interested applicants should be:

A qualified toolmaker, with ideally post-apprenticeship experience of 4 years or more.

Experience in press tool maintenance and repair works.
Knowledge of set-up of tools in presses
CNC, PLC and Robotic programming experience an advantage
Proactive with ability to work with minimal supervision.
Flexible in approach to work
Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate well in English


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