Tool Setter/ Technician

Job Category: Manufacturing
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Barnstaple Devon
Salary: £35.000 - £40.000

Our client has been established for over 25 years ago and is renowned for its financial astuteness, born from good management processes and taking a long term view not quick wins.

These qualities are not lost within their UK sites and it is their management teams acute understanding of the shift to the low cost manufacturing bases across the globe that has driven them to develop their specific niche areas and the management system.

This has enabled them to position themselves through investment and good management to be one of the best and most reliable UK sources of plastic injection moulding manufacturers

Tool Setter/Technician


Barnstaple, Devon

Overall Purpose of Job                                                                                                   

Organise & prioritise tool change referencing priority list provided by Production               .  

Ensure all surplus equipment/tools are removed from presses and correctly stored prior to start ups, keeping press area clean after tool changes.                                                                                                      

Ensures all ancillary equipment required is in place in a safe condition & ready for use. 

Completes machine safety check log when tool change is complete. 

Completes first off trials to a satisfactory nature & provides as a sample to QC.  

Takes remedial action if first off trials are not satisfactory & stays on job until they are to standard required.                                                                                                          

Liaise with Shift Supervisor & QC to enable resolution of issues as they arise on shift. 

Investigate & deal with moulding problems as they arise & provide solutions. 

Ensure production start ups are carried out in a timely manner.  

Monitor production levels/cycle times during shift & take remedial action when required. 

Completes setting sheets & records variations on process sheet and/or End of Run Report. 

Ensures Last off sample are supplied to QC and Toolroom.


                Key Result Areas                                                                                                                

1-Ability to work within advised production plans to ensure tool availability.                           

2-Organise resource available to best fit production needs. 

3-Rapid response to tool failure.                                                                                                                 

4-Liase with outside facilities to effect repairs beyond the capacity or scope of our workshop or personnel.                                                                                                             

5. To establish and maintain a safe working environment.                                                                                                                                                                                                            


Working knowledge of Plastics moulding tools. Appreciate the care areas on mould tools especially shut outs. Hands on maintenance type experience. Car maintenance etc Understand mould construction. General engineering practices. Housekeeping and hygiene.    Ability to teamwork effectively across several area/site location. Ability to drive appropriate actions.                             


Ability to read tool drawings. Mould tool maker or press tool setter. Mould tool maker or press tool setter. Ability to take over and manage tool setting operation both technically and from a financial aspect.

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