Toolmaker - Manufacturing

Job Title: Toolmaker - Manufacturing
Job Reference: LB/HQ00056588_3

Location: Milton Keynes
Job Type: Permanent

£36000 - £39775 per annum, Benefits: 25 hol, Pension
Sector: Engineering

Posted 14 days ago

A friendly manufacturing company in the Milton Keynes area with a history of success and huge recent growth are looking to improve their tooling capabilities with the addition of an experienced Toolmaker. 

The Toolmaker role:

  • You will concentrate on press tooling and rolling mill tooling maintenance to maximise production throughput and minimise manufacturing defects or break downs. 
  • Press tooling and rolling mill strip downs and re building will form a large component of this role and candidates will spend time in both a workshop and production environments. 
  • Machine occasional components in support of the Production maintenance team.

The Successful Toolmaker Candidate:

  • The Toolmaker will have experience of maintenance and improvement of some sort of basic press tooling including single stage punch, crop and form operations. 
  • You must be confident using all manual workshop machinery including lathes, Milling machines and grinders.
  • Any experience of Multi stage press tooling would be advantageous.
  • Experience of rolling mill tooling technology would be highly advantageous.
  • The Toolmaker should ideally be apprentice trained and from a craft / toolmaking background.

Shift -               Days with the likelihood of progressing to two shift

                        (8am – 4pm Mon – Fri  / 7:30pm – 6:00am Monday to Thurs - Weekly rotation)

Salary -             £36,000 - £37,000 + 15% Premium on nights work.

Holiday -           25 days + B hols


If you are interested in this role and would like to be considered, please immediately apply via the Web link

Candidates who have worked within the following roles may also be relevant:  Press Toolmaker, Die Maintenance Engineer, Tooling Maintenance Technician.

Julie Alton


Julie Alton

Managing Director

I know that it may sound cliché, but recruitment really is my passion. I have worked in Engineering Recruitment since 1993 and always strive to be known for providing quality recruitment solutions. In an industry where reputation is foremost, I have aimed to maintain a high-quality, honest-service approach throughout all of my roles.

In 2000 I was approached to join the Simon Holdings Group, with a view to extending their Technical Recruitment presence into the Midlands, thereby complementing the progress of their Jenrick Engineering brand in the South since 1967.

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