Tooling / Process Engineer

Reference: VAC-122
Sector(s): Automotive, Aerospace & Defence
Salary: Salary negotiable
Town/City: Cannock
Contract Type: Permanent

Sheridan Blake Executive Search are looking to recruit a Tooling / Process Engineer based in Cannock.


Process Engineer required to support the introduction of new processes into the press shop

Key Tasks/Responsibilities

This will include but are not limited to:

Identifying Opportunities regarding the improvement of new / Current Plant Tools to support the SMED Activity, driving through improvement actions.
Identify and schedule improvement opportunities regarding SMED development etc.
Identifying Opportunities regarding the improvement of new / Current Plant Tools to support the reduction of rework in Plant, driving through improvement actions.
Support introduction of new tooling into Plant/Production including Procurement & Development.
Review and support component feasibility with regards to tooling processes.
Support ‘A’ Layout reviews.
Support Tooling design reviews from a plant perspective.
Supporting tooling buy off activity.
Support engineering changes to die tooling.
Material reduction/ identify opportunities.
Check /improve run at rate.
Reduce downtime with improvements to equipment i.e. fingers, process etc.

Qualifications and Experience Required

Ideally HNC/Degree qualified in an engineering discipline.
To have experience in a metal pressing or automotive environment.
Ability to develop and successfully achieve project timing requirements.
General computer literacy with a working knowledge of all relevant software packages such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.
Ability to plan and manage resources to achieve objectives and priorities despite conflicting agendas and multiple deliveries.
Must be committed to ensuring that Health & Safety is of paramount importance.
Experience and understanding of SMED and OEE.

Skills, Behaviours and Competencies 

Capable of working autonomously with objectives being set by the press shop manager.
Interpersonal skill level capable of communicating at all levels.
Possess the ability to lead and motivate a team, bring in out the best in all.
Demonstrates a positive attitude towards change, with a willingness to be flexible and adapt to new circumstances.
Proactively seek to take responsibility for their own development without reliance upon others with regard to the knowledge required to perform fully and well.


38 hours basic. Monday – Friday, overtime and weekend working when required.

If you are interested in this position please send your CV to Thomas Barker at Sheridan Blake Executive Search.

Our Consultants at Sheridan Blake Executive Search and Selection have many years experience in delivering a quality Contract and Permanent recruitment service for Accountancy and Finance, Automotive, Aerospace and Defence, Information Technology, Technical, Sales, Marketing and HR and Technical and Engineering. Sheridan Blake Executive Search and Selection works successfully with an extensive list of businesses, providing an honest, ethical and professional service to both candidates and clients.

Please note that if you have not been contacted within 7 days, your application for this position has been unsuccessful on this occasion. However you may still be considered for other positions in the future.

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