Tooling Technician

22 November 2021
Wednesbury, United Kingdom
Job Type


Tooling Technician sought on by a world leader in the manufacture of automotive components. They provide quality products, services and solutions worldwide with customers in over 150 countries.
The Role:
Working on rotating shifts, as a Tooling Technician you will be responsible for:

  • Setting and changing of low pressure foam (clam type) Aluminium moulds.
  • Repair, rebuild and re-profile damaged aluminium tooling using a combination of welding, pneumatic and electric hand tools.
  • Modify and reshape aluminium tools in line with requests, e.g.: addition of vents, posts, magnet placement, auto vents and block additions using hand tools.
  • Inspect, clean, reseal, “blue-up” tools, test and confirm electrical and pneumatic operation of tools as they are released to production.
  • Maintain tooling carriers including aspects of low control voltage sensors and pneumatic circuits.
  • Attend breakdowns, identify fault and problem solve with minimal downtime to aid production.
  • Evaluate each job and determine if it can be repaired on run or must be removed to Tool Room for essential maintenance
  • Liaise with production, quality and process departments in regard to problem solving and audits.
  • Operate FLT and lifting equipment.
  • Carry out planned Preventative Maintenance
  • Support, train, mentor and develop tool room team members.
  • Operate and use tooling data base, to store, report condition and pick tools.
  • Assist the tooling coordinator to develop and implement new initiatives improving RFT, tooling and carrier repairs.
  • Work within 5s methodology to maintain workplace to a high standard.
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems.
  • Maintain a safe working environment and comply with the Company’s H&S Policy.
  • Working rotating shifts – usually AM and PM but with occasional nights as required.

The successful Tooling Technician will demonstrate:

  • Time Served Apprenticeship, with an appropriate craft or technical qualification, Ideally HNC/HND or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of chemical mould tooling and PU foam manufacturing functionality, strengths and weaknesses would be an advantage.
  • Experienced in process optimisation
  • Strong background and tool making/maintaining experience, preferably in the PUR chemical mould environment.
  • Experience in welding (aluminium MIG and TIG)
  • Experience in using overhead cranes
  • FLT counterbalance / Reach Truck licence
  • Have a working knowledge of pneumatics and control voltage sensors.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills to foster teamwork and achieve business objectives.


  • Excellent salary
  • 26 days holiday
  • 15% shift allowance for day rotation
  • 8 shift allowance for any hours worked at night
  • Pension contribution
  • On-site facilities including car park and canteen
  • Access to employee discounts via My Staff Shop App
  • Ongoing training and career development opportunities
  • Employee Wellbeing programme

Tooling Technician
Wednesbury, West Midlands
Excellent salary + benefits
Tool repair | tool maintenance | Tool Setter | Tooling Setter | Tool Setting

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