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Tooling Fitter

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    David Yarwood

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    30 days ago

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We are looking for a Tooling Fitter on a 12 week contract basis. This will be based in Salford, Manchester, starting as soon as possible working schedule: 36 hours per week, rotating shifts Monday to Thursday, 6am - 2pm & 2pm 10pm and Friday, 6am 12nn & 12nn 6pm. There is a high possibility this role may also extend or go permanent after the contract period. Pay rate would be £14.38 per hour (plus 14% premium shift).

Operating a variety of manual machines - turning & milling machines, with a bit of fitting
Timeserved person

Ex-tool maker

Job Description
of the tooling fitter role:

As a tooling fitter, you are responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of mould tooling and basic machine maintenance required to optimise Industrial Stator production. This also includes the assembly of new tooling. In addition, the successful applicant fitter will be expected to set moulds as and when required. You will be keen to take on challenges, develop your leadership and or skills potential as well as expand your knowledge and experience through a variety of exciting initiatives.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES of a tooling fitter

Fitting and assembly of new mould tools and associated equipment.
The day to day refurbishment and maintenance of Industrial and Oilfield mould tooling utilizing Engineering Machine Tools including Milling / Turning / Radial Arm Drill etc.
Perform set-up changes, operate and conduct first article inspections on production runs where required.
Interpreting Engineering Drawings and make recommendations on improvements to tooling and component designs
Undertakes audits on appropriate machines, equipment and work areas to ensure the continued compliance with internal Safety procedures.
Keep equipment and work area clean and orderly and perform basic preventative maintenance functions on equipment.
Perform any other work related tasks and duties in accordance with the business needs.
Comply with all the Company, Quality + HSE policies and procedures.
Travel as and when required
Carry out other duties as and when business requirements dictate as may be reasonably expected by line manager

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED as a tooling fitter

Must have served a recognized apprenticeship.

Able to adeptly learn the context of a challenge and quickly integrate new skills (Learning on the fly)
Has and uses the required functional and technical knowledge and skills to do job at a high level of accomplishment (Functional &Technical)

Able to apportion time effectively to complete tasks (Time management)
Able to define, work within and improve business processes based on immediate and future business needs (Process management)

Performs work with energy and drive while exploring other opportunities to contribute (Action oriented)

Communicates effectively, both inside and outside the organisation, on both simple and complex topics (Presentation skills)
Personal and Interpersonal

Imbued with a strong sense of customer focus (internal/external) (Customer focus)
Committed to self-improvement and development through the role in order to achieve career goals (Self-development)


Time Served apprenticeship within a engineering environment, equivalent to either City and Guilds Level 3, or NVQ Level 3

ONC/HNC in Mechanical and Production Engineering.


Operating a variety of manual machines
General fitting experience including tooling refurbishment.
Mould changes on Rubber injection machines.
Familiar in working within a high productivity rubber injection process environment.

4+ years
Multi discipline manual machining experience.
Setting parameters on Rubber injection machines.

Skills, training or special knowledge:

General fitting experience including tooling refurbishment.
Operating a variety of Manual machines
Computer literacy
Manual handling, slinging and lifting
HSE awareness

Multi discipline manual machining experience.
Setting parameters on Rubber injection machines.


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