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Title:  Toolmaker

Requisition ID:  35835
Date:  Jan 26, 2022

Bodmin, Cornwall, GB

Department:  Operations

Toolmaker - Engineering

Permanent role

£25,000pa working the day shift (36 hours per week)

Core Objectives

  • Manufacture, assembly and repair of rubber moulds and MTDs.
  • Support the Plastic Section Leader, Planning Manager & Plant Manager in meeting the Plant quality, delivery and cost objectives.
  • Assist Section Leader in organising day to day section activities.


Job Responsibilities

  • Set up and operate manual mills, lathes, surface & cylindrical grinders.
  • Final assembly of Plastic, PIM & Rubber moulds, occasionally MTD’s
  • Problem solving during part manufacture and assembly.
  • Maintenance and repair including problem identification and correction on plastic moulds, PIM & rubber moulds, occasionally MTD’s.
  • Deal with job drawing packs, process flows and Contract Review action sheets.
  • Maintain day to day section priorities and delivries.
  • Ensure materials availability.
  • Deal with NCR actions.
  • Assist Section Leader in task allocation.
  • Carry out routine machine maintenance and checks.
  • Carry out routine safety checks.


Health, Safety & Environment

  • To ensure that the company Health, Safety and Environmental Policies and other safety regulations are upheld throughout the site and factory reporting any irregularities to your line manager.
  • Report near miss accidents or incidents at the earliest opportunity in the appropriate report books.
  • Be compliant with any machine instructions, & responsible for the proper use of all equipment assets within the work area.
  • Ensure that your work area(s) are kept clean and tidy at all times.
  • Ensure Health, Safety and Environmental compliance.
  • Ensure correct use of PPE.



  • It is the Quality Policy of West Pharmaceutical Services Cornwall Ltd, to plan and control its activities to ensure that all products and services conform to the requirements of our customers and provide full customer satisfaction. The principle objective is to supply products that are cost effective without prejudice to the required standard of performance, reliability and quality. Accountability for the implementation of this Policy is delegated through this Job specification. All employees must conduct activities in accordance with the company Quality Policies/Procedures at all times.
  • Comply with company cGMP regulations.
  • Accurate recording of documentation and data as required.
  • Be responsible for defect recognition.
  • Dimensional checks using micrometers, Trimos, dial indicator clocks, gauges etc.
  • Visual inspection using optical comparator and vision camera.


Procedural Adherence

  • Undertake all necessary training and re-training to be able to perform all aspects of the job.
  • Adhere to the Company Ethic’s and Compliance Policies.
  • Compliance with all Quality, HS&E and HR procedures.



  • Ensure that all customer/production delivery deadlines are adhered to.



  • To carry out other duties as may be required from time to time by your line manager.
  • Ensure functional legislative compliance.
  • Provide cover for other roles for which you are trained, as required.
  • Undertaking continuous improvement through the use of lean sigma tools.
  • Report any problems or irregularities which are outside your control to your line manager or other appropriate person.
  • Read engineering drawings
  • Utilise other machinery as required (within training matrix qualification limits).


SECTION 3 – Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Experience)



  • Experience in conventional toolroom machinery (mills, lathes, surface grinders, cylindrical grinders).
  • Formal engineering apprenticeship.
  • Minimum 5 years post qualification/apprenticeship engineering experience.
  • Familiarity and experience in the use of measuring equipment.



  • Experience in programming and operating CNC & Manual EDM Machines.
  • Experience in programming and operating CNC Mills & Lathes
  • Experience in plastic mould manufacture.
  • Experience in Jig grinding.
  • Experience in WEDM.
  • Experience in the use of computer based measuring equipment e.g. Co-ordinate Measuring Machine.
  • Knowledge of SPC.
  • Knowledge of “Lean Manufacturing” techniques.
  • Knowledge and experience of all processes involved in the manufacture of Plastic moulds, Rubber Moulds and MTDs (Press tooling).

If you would like more information on this vacancy, please contact our Recruitment team on 01726 223251.

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