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Title:  Toolmaker

Requisition ID:  49601
Date:  Nov 10, 2022

Dublin, Leinster, IE

Department:  Engineering



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.




Manages the maintenance and repair of all molds in operation at Tech Group Ireland. Liaises with external contractors for the manufacture and repair of jigs & fixtures and spare parts for injection molds. Reporting to the Toolroom Group Leader.



  •  Toolmaking qualification plus time served with a toolmaker producing injection molds.
  • Previous experience in an injection mold making / mold maintenance environment.
  • Good knowledge of milling, turning, grinding, sparking and fitting.
  • Ability to weld.
  • Good knowledge in mold maintenance and experience of supporting a high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Previous experience in the manufacture and/or repair/maintenance of the following mold types would be a distinct advantage:
  • Multi cavity molds
  • Hot Runner molds
  • Valve gated molds
  • Stack molds
  • Good understanding of the injection molding process.
  • Previous experience working on technically challenging applications would be an advantage (ie) medical, tight tolerance work.
  • Ability to interact with suppliers, customers and external toolmakers.
  • Knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics would be an advantage.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the maintenance of injection molds in the company and compiling standard specifications /procedures for each mold and monitoring all existing molds to standard specifications.
  • Responsible for, jigs & fixture manufacture, maintenance on the injection molding and ancillary equipment in conjunction with the machine supplier.
  • Works with the Production Group leaders (PGL’s) in troubleshooting mold problems.
  • Establishes relationships with the customers and suppliers in pursuit of continuous improvement and on-going business development.
  • Attends, schedules and facilitates internal meetings to help establish priorities and assign tasks.
  • Solves, in conjunction with the Quality department, customer related problems/issues as needed
  • In conjunction with approved toolmakers, research new processes and/or systems for maintenance/manufacture of molds and implement new processes and systems as developed under the direction of the operations manager.
  • Instructs others, formally or informally, regarding manufacturing related skills or knowledge and assist in the training of employees on new processes or systems introduced to the company.
  • Coordinate the development of documentation in the toolmaking areas in line with ISO9001/ ISO 13485 requirements and review of the systems with the Process Engineer/Group Leaders and the Quality department on a regular basis to ensure conformance to same.
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures and corporate policies.
  • Perform additional duties at the request of the direct supervisor.
  • 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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