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Title:  Apprentice Toolmaker

Requisition ID:  46687
Date:  Jun 12, 2022

Dublin, Leinster, IE

Department:  Operations



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.



Assist qualified toolmakers with the maintenance and repair of all moulds, jigs and fixtures in operation at Tech Group Europe. Working under the direct supervision of a qualified toolmaker and reporting to the Toolroom Group Leader, the apprentice will also fulfil all of the requirements / block release training modules as directed by FAS in order to achieve fully qualified status.




  • Apprentices must have a minimum of grade D in any five subjects in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Team player, works well with colleagues.
  • Show good initiative and be a self-starter.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Proficient IT Skills.
  • Good attention to detail and strong ability to learn new techniques, systems and technologies.
  • Ability to interact well with fellow colleagues in the toolroom, suppliers, customers and external toolmakers.
  • Previous experience of working within a similar busy manufacturing environment.
  • Previous toolroom experience advantageous but not essential.




Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all Health and Safety requirements (OHSAS 18001).
  • Accurately maintain own training record as per schedule.
  • Follow the directions of assigned trainer / mentor.
  • Highlight to supervisor any training deficiencies.
  • Ensure assigned moulds are serviced as per schedules.
  • Compliance to all site Environmental, Health and Safety requirements training, and regulations.
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures and corporate policies.
  • Act in accordance with the company’s guiding principles and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Perform additional duties at the request of the direct supervisor.



Delegation of Duties:


When absent from the site duties and responsibilities will be delegated to the following designates

  • Toolmaker







West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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