Tooling Engineer

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    Banbury, Oxfordshire

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    Mark Bignell

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    7 months ago

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Tooling Engineer
Automotive, launch, moulding, tooling, tool trials, feasibility, APQP

A Tooling Engineer is required with knowledge in the development and commissioning of injection moulding tools to support new product launch programme's within a high-volume manufacturing environment. Candidates with experience of the Automotive industry would be well received but not essential.

Due to a new vehicle build programs this company, a world class manufacturing of automotive parts and systems based Banbury requires a high calibre and proactive Tooling Engineer who is an excellent problem solver to support the launch of new tools into manufacturing for a new permanent role. As a Tooling Engineer you will support the Project Manager in driving forward new product launch activities. The Tooling Engineer will be required to:

  • Be the key point of contact for specific project activities related to plastic moulding tools
  • Support FMEA's, tooling design and feasibility studies
  • Participate in Project Meetings, reporting tooling technical issues and potential resolutions
  • Manage the mould tooling and related equipment for all projects
  • Look for more cost effective tooling and methods
  • Attend and manage tool trials and issue Tool Trial Report
  • Assist with repairs where necessary and engineer solutions to tooling problems
  • Monitor manufacture of tooling, ensuring timing and quality targets are met
  • Support Purchasing in the effective procurement of the optimum tooling for the business
  • Liaise with Group with reference to tooling procurement, assess potential future toolmakers and file visit reports
  • Evaluate latest technology in injection mould tooling
  • Ensure new tooling conforms to the latest H&S legislation including risk assessments
  • Liaison with Production, Engineering & Project Team for moulding process development
  • Ensure products manufactured with new mould tools meet required quality and dimensions
  • Comply with APQP requirements

The Tooling Engineer should have the following skills or experience:

  • Tooling Engineering of new product onto site
  • Product launch and NPI to support the delivery of new components into manufacturing
  • Knowledge of quality standards and IATF16949 and APQP process
  • To project a professional image of the company to customers / visitors
  • To use the escalation procedure for any issues/concerns e.g. Quality / downtime

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of launching new mould tools into production seeking to develop and your career within a forward thinking organisation. In return for your experience, this Banbury-based Automotive company will offer you:

  • £Competitive Salary
  • Benefits package
  • Career development within the upfront development and launch of some exciting new vehicle programs

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of new tooling development and delivery (injection moulding) and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Tooling Engineers role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

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