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108168 - Toolmaker - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 30/06/2020
Job Reference: 108168
Contact Name: Tommy McKeown
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Job Description

Toolmaker - Galway - 108168


Position Summary:

The candidate will be part of the Toolroom and Automation Group who are responsible for equipment builds and upgrades across the plant, and will report to the Engineering Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Machine parts to drawings and sketches provided using manual machines and/or CNC mill
  • Design production aids, fixturing, tooling and measurement tools in cooperation with manufacturing engineers and technicians. Give feedback on levels of accuracy and precision that are achievable for challenging parts.
  • Manage external vendors to get tooling made as necessary
  • Order materials and components using procurement system.
  • Assemble tooling and equipment, install, and test to assure functionality
  • Complete paperwork as required to maintain EH&S and Quality standards
  • Manage inventory of cutting tools and other toolroom consumables
  • Ensure that all Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are fulfilled.
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning on the toolroom equipment
  • Maintain toolroom cleanliness and housekeeping and ensure that others do also.
  • Assist in maintenance or troubleshooting of production machines when required
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities and initiatives to improve Safety, Quality and Productivity.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt in a challenging, fast paced environment.
  • Good attention to detail and strong ability to learn new techniques, systems and technologies.
  • Champion compliance to all systems, processes, policies and procedures with a positive can-do attitude.
  • Take on other duties which the Company may assign you from time to time. These ‘other duties’ will be agreed with Management prior to any assignment.

  • Senior trades qualification in Toolmaking or Machining.
  • Minimum five years’ experience. Preferably in medical devices or other small part industry, but not essential.
  • Computer literate with experience using email, Word, Excel, CAD etc.
  • Ability to operate all tool room equipment - lathes, mills, surface grinders.
  • Experience in set-up and programming of CNC mills. Experience using Solid Works and associated CAM package would be a plus.
  • Must be able to read and interpret drawings and specifications.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, good team player who works well with colleagues or independently.
  • Positive attitude toward paperwork required by regulated industry

For further information on this Toolmaker role in Galway please contact Tommy McKeown on 0860100903 /

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