Tool Room Fitter

Wernick Buildings is looking to employ a tool room fitter to work in our facility in Kenfig.

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining or improving different types of tools to enable the production processes within a manufacturing facility to be as efficient as possible. This may include jigs, fixtures, clamps, or moulds to obtain a more robust consistently produced part that meets the specification of the customer. Likely to manage others and have some budgetary responsibilities.

Overall Purpose of the Role

The role offers an opportunity to develop your skills with continuous training along with prospects of advancing within the organisation.
Responsible for all aspects of in-house tool manufacturing, maintenance, development and testing activities to ensure the business objectives are met, to maximise productivity and maintain the highest levels of workmanship for all tooling activities. Lead and co-ordinate resources within the Tool room to ensure all tooling are produced efficiently, on time and in line with quality standards ensuring that Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to. Manage the team on technical best practice and establish standard policies and procedures whilst also mentoring and leading the team. Implement and manage continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principles by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in training, working practices and processes.

Key Responsibilities

Strategy and Development

  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice tool room vision, strategy, policies, processes, and procedures to aid and improve operational performance
  • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organisation
  • Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on Tool Room activities

General and Task Management

  • Provide specialist technical advice and support on all aspects of Tool design, manufacturing and estimating
  • Support production and engineering with tooling/technical problems
  • Supervise/Manage the running and plan activities of the tool room facilities, ensuring the tool room is a safe environment in line with health, safety, and environmental requirements
  • Supports Production and Engineering to manage and guarantee on time availability of tools to ensure continuous production and increase of OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)
  • Develop and manage procedural arrangements whereby proposals on new equipment or tool design can be assessed for their impact in performance terms
  • Maximise the use of all resources, including IT and database maintenance for tracking all tools, implementing a planned schedule of maintenance and repair activity to ensure a computerised log is kept on faults and service history of tools
  • Implement storage of tools to facilitate highest standards within the department for good housekeeping, health, safety and environmental
  • Ensure all stock items, tool inserts and spares are organised
  • Oversee all work through the tool room efficiently and cost effectively and ensure that all target dates are for tooling are met
  • Manufacture new tools from technical drawings to a high level of workmanship and in an efficient, cost-effective manner
  • Provide quotations for new tooling, modifications, and repairs
  • CAD and CNC programming may be required
  • Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions
  • Produce written reports and make presentations
  • Undertake continuous training and development
  • Preform root cause analysis and resolve problems
  • Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the tool room; products, materials and advise others of any impact
  • Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department
  • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors

Working Hours
39 hours per week – 7:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Thursday and 07:30am – 12:30pm Friday

What you will get in return

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous holiday allowance (rising with service)
  • Option to buy extra holidays
  • Group pension
  • Life assurance
  • Annual Salary review – takes place each January
  • Life Insurance 2 x annual salary
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Training and progression opportunities
  • Family run and well established, secure company (trading over 80 years)
  • Open door policy
  • Employee Referral scheme
  • Benefits scheme (discounted retailers scheme)
  • Corporate Eyecare Scheme through Specsavers
  • Message the MD/CEO/Staff Satisfaction Survey

To apply via email please send your completed Application formEqual Opportunities form and a full CV here.

To apply via post please send your completed Application formEqual Opportunities form and full CV to Paul Topley, Wernick Buildings, Unit 3A, Kenfig Industrial Estate, Port Talbot, Bridgend, SA13 2PE, United Kingdom.

This is a full-time position with the option of an immediate start.