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Title:  Toolroom Assistant

Requisition ID:  55904
Date:  Sep 8, 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.




Reporting to the Toolroom Group Leader, the Toolroom Assistant works with the Toolroom team to support the cleaning, maintenance and repair of all molds.




  • 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.
  • Knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics would be an advantage.
  • Must have good verbal reasoning, numerate ability and mechanical aptitude skills.
  • Must have good communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Must have good organisational skills.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of a computer.
  • Previous production work experience would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of GMP requirements would be an advantage.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Toolmaker in the maintenance of injection molds in the company, compiling standard specifications /procedures for each mold and monitoring all existing molds to standard specifications.
  • Assists the Toolmaker in Jigs & Fixture manufacture, maintenance on the injection molding and ancillary equipment in conjunction with the machine supplier.
  • Works with the Toolmaker and Production Group leaders (PGL’s) in troubleshooting mold problems.
  • Solves, in conjunction with the Toolmaker and Quality department, customer related problems/issues as needed
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures and corporate policies.
  • 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.
  • Compliance to all site Environmental, Health and Safety requirements, training and regulations
  • Act in accordance with the company’s guiding principles and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Performs 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


Job Title: Toolmaker







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