Press Toolmaker




Job Title:

Press Toolmaker

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Job Start Date:




Job Type:

Press Toolmaker

Salary Range:

Circa £32K-£35K

Salary Benefits:

Days based shift pattern

Our client has retained our services to search for an experienced Press Maker with Automotive experience EXPIRES 20/03/18

Job Overview: As a Press Toolmaker, you must have several years’ experience with extensive knowledge of Press tooling including design and functionality. In addition, you will need knowledge of Hydraulic, Pneumatic and engineering drawings with understanding of geometrical tolerance symbols. Candidates must be able to assemble /dis-assembly press tools and produce / finish press mould tools using hand fitting techniques. For the proven Press Toolmaker you will need to show recognised time serving an apprenticeship or at ONC Level, have a logical approach to problem solving, read and understand drawings and a basic understanding of relevant HSE legislation.


This is a stable and secure position as a Press Toolmaker working with a company who place their people at the forefront of their successful business.


Role Purpose:

  • Responsible for maintaining and constant improvement of all Press / Mould Tools
  • To work with own team and interact closely with other department members on all aspects of the job to achieve strategic goals 


Duties and Responsibilities 


Health, safety and Environmental

  • Ensure all HSE procedures are followed and achieve department HSE KPI targets
  • Ensure risk assessment is available, read and understood for each activity undertaken
  • Ensure all Lost time, Minor and trivial accidents are reported
  • Promote energy conservation
  • Promote environmental issues and ensure all procedures are understood and followed. Reported to the TL / Supervisor / Manager
  • Identify and escalate any activity that has the potential to cause harm or damage
  • Ensure contractors are utilised in accordance with company procedures.



  • Carry out duties for the Team Leader in their absence
  • To carry out repair and maintenance of Press tools to specified drawing data supplied by customer or DNJP
  • Achieve departmental and personal goals and objectives (G&O’s)
  • Actively participate in departmental QC circles and assist if required in cross-functional QC circle activities
  • Understand and promote the company “Quality First” philosophy ensuring all current Tool / Die do not affect product quality
  • Communicate inter-departmentally (Associate-Associate-Supervisor-Manager)
  • Recognise and correct abnormal Press / Mould tools trend and condition and report to TL / SPV any findings
  • Carry out daily equipment inspections where required, i.e. Forklift, Overhead Crane, specified lifting equipment
  • Complete all breakdown , PM, Modification data on daily basis where required



  • Complete / achieve Periodic Die maintenance on all Press Tools = 100%
  • Collect data and analyse systematically to resolve problems within area of responsibility (use of breakdown data)
  • Liaise with PEN, MFG and maintenance for all tooling or breakdown issues
  • Adhere to department / company targets including delivery achievements on JTD requisitions and breakdown reduction on Press and Mould Tools
  • Exhibit product knowledge and customer expectations 



  • Ensure 5s is actively promoted and maintained by all associates
  • Contribute to your own self-development to ensure your knowledge is at an appropriate level
  • Utilise effective communication across all functions
  • Ensure participation in the diffusion of the companies spirit atarimae to all associates


Performance Measures 


  • Actively contribute to achieve department targets for Quality, Productivity, Costs and Delivery
  • Complete / achieve Periodic Die maintenance on all Press and Mould Tools = 100%
  • Assist in department and personal G&O completion
  • Achieve company and department HSE targets
  • Completion QC circle, once every 6 months – minimum 



  • Support fellow associates within the JTD department (OJT)
  • Recommend in house / outsource options to meet needs
  • Ensure all HSE requirements for the role are upheld
  • Investigate and repair die breakdowns
  • Collect data / dimensions and analyse systematically to resolve problems within area of responsibility
  • Attend die Kaizen project meeting as required  


Knowledge, skills and Experience



  • Recognised time served apprenticeship to City and Guilds or ONC Level
  • Extensive knowledge of Press (Progression) and Mould (multi impression) tooling including design and functionality
  • Assembly / Dis-assembly of Press Mould Tools
  • Produce / Finish Press Mould Tools using hand fitting techniques
  • Have a logical approach to problem solving
  • Read and understand engineering drawings
  • Recognise 1st and 3rd angle method of projections
  • Knowledge of hydraulic, Pneumatic and engineering drawing with understanding of geometrical tolerance symbols
  • Basic understanding of relevant HSE legislation – PUWER, LOLER and relevant British Standards 
  • Able to support and communicate with other associates with own and other departments



  • Professional or vocational qualification in Maintenance Management (CMI level 3, NVQ 2)
  • Experience of automotive manufacturing standards
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Ability to communicate at all levels from fellow associate to MD
  • Understand company Spirit and atarimae principles
  • Experience of Japanese manufacturing culture and techniques