Our Client in Yate is looking for a Toolroom Manager to work on a permanent basis in a busy manufacturing environment.

Your Main Duties:

  • Manage Toolroom Materials / Labour / Spares / Overtime budgets.
    Manage day to day Toolroom available labour priorities & production cover on all shifts to support production & eliminate or reduce production downtime & associated losses.
  • Actively participate with external & internal project teams for tooling NPI, including the chosen external OEM manufacturers for Design specification, manufacture, & modification of new & existing tooling & machinery including arranging manufacture of prototypes & production tool release for projects.
  • Support WCM work / Engineering / Maintenance with machining support priorities with in the Toolroom.
  • Ensure site KPI’s & objectives are adhered to in line with current policies, scrap, output, efficiencies, etc.
  • Coordination of tooling modifications (internal & external sources), new projects and the internal manufacturing of critical spares.
  • Coordination of substantial repairs with external sources in the event of major damage occurring, & the internal productionising / approval on completion & return.
  • Liaise daily with Production supervision, Industrial Engineering Dept, Quality Dept, & Design Dept. Attend & participate in daily / weekly / monthly review meetings with Quality / Production / Engineering depts., for scrap / efficiencies / losses.
  • Work closely with the Process Engineers & Engineering team to actively participate & prioritise in Continuous Improvement projects.
  • Support Maintenance Department with specialised machining as & when required.
  • Support Quality Department with specification & manufacture of specialised machining & jigs & fixtures.
  • Provide higher level of support with problem solving & diagnostics for production / component issues.
  • Prioritise work schedules & breakdowns daily (Proactive & Reactive Priorities).
  • Create & manage factory shutdowns Toolroom planned work & internal / external resources required including contractors.
  • Lead handover meetings between shifts and prioritize work schedules for each shift
  • Organise internal Kanban system for spare parts (stores & min/max).
  • Maintain & promote tooling techniques in line with modern day practices.
  • Tooling Preventative maintenance (PPM), create weekly planning requirements highlighting issues & issue to production.
  • Scope & Order pre-manufactured consumable materials & spares from approved external suppliers.
  • Support Design team & site with N.P.I. & Factory technical process input for design for manufacture.
  • Manage Permits to Work, Hot Work Permits, MEWPS checklist, RAMS, Insurance Certs for relevant Contractors prior to & during activities.
  • Renegotiation, renewal, management of yearly service contracts.
  • Manage & coordinate MPPS mechanical & electrical yearly service contract inspections & corrective action work to all mechanical presses.
  • Manage & coordinate MPPS Brake & Clutch strip downs, inspections, & corrective actions to all mechanical presses.
  • Manage & coordinate Insurance 6 monthly inspections & ensure completion of corrective action work for all presses.
  • Manage & continue close supportive relationships with Design dept. Contractors, & Insurance Inspectors from external companies.
  • Manage & coordinate external Toolmaker CTS for Yate work & provide technical & practical support off & on site.
  • Manage & coordinate specialist lifting equipment company RHC for 6 monthly service contract inspections of 3x Toolroom hoists & gantries & any corrective actions required, passing on all information to Zurich Insurance.
  • Prioritize & provide emergency machining / technical support to internal contractor RGE as required.

Desirable Qualifications / Experience.

  • Completed a full 4 year indentured BTEC technical apprenticeship in Press Toolmaking to HNC level.
  • BEng Degree level of education in Mechanical Engineering.
  • IOSH certified.
  • Experience in supporting a high volume metal pressings and manufacturing facility in the service & repair of press tools.  This includes automatic transfer process tooling & gang tool robot setups within Mechanical & Hydraulic presses in domestic appliance / Automotive / Electronic industries.
  • Knowledge & experience of working with specialised press tooling which are designed & produced to process aesthetic critical production components made in prepainted & various galvanised materials from coil & precut blanks.
  • Capable of using Autocad to read & work from 2D CAD drawings working with existing 2D CAD (dwg / dxf) tool drawings, to open, copy, view, edit, print, & check details / dimensions as & when required.
  • Capable of using Creo to read & work from 3D CAD Stp/Step drawings, to open, copy, view, edit, print, & check details / dimensions as & when required.
  • Trained & certified in Abrasive Wheels, Power Press Regulations, Nitrogen Gas tooling systems, & Slinging & Rigging (Lifting)
  • Knowledge & Experience of working with Nitrogen Gas springs & manifold systems within Tooling.
  • Creation of site wide capex funding requests & approvals management on PPM Planisware system. Responsibility for inputting monthly data into the ASSET CREATION & AUC corporate trackers.

Hours: Day Shift

Rate of pay: DOE

Start: ASAP

Type of assignment: Permanent


Knowledge & experience of working with specialised press tooling.

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