Job Description

Toolmaker - Co. Westmeath

Ref No: DT18288

County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Toolmaker - County Westmeath.

This role will be full-time, and shift work.

In this role you will be responsible for designing, building, and repairing tools used in manufacturing processes. You will be involved in collaborating with engineers, operators, and the production team to ensure that tools are properly designed, constructed, and maintained.

Principal Accountabilities:
• To manufacture, repair and service all tools, jigs, and fixtures.
• Set up of tools in presses ranging from 50 to 500 ton.
• Ability to operate, set, and program CNC, PLC, and Robotic machines.
• To monitor performance of 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.

Skills and Experience required:
• Qualified Toolmaker
• Post-apprentice experience of 2-4 years
• Experience in press tool maintenance and repair works.
• Knowledge of set-up of tools in presses
• CNC, PLC and Robotic programming an advantage
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate well in English


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