Reference: VAC-120
Sector(s): Automotive, Aerospace & Defence
Salary: £ 30,000 Per Annum
Town/City: Cannock
Contract Type: Permanent

Sheridan Blake Executive Search are currently looking to recruit a Toolmaker for our client based in Cannock.


To carry out repairs and maintenance to all tooling including dies, jigs and fixtures within predetermined timescales. To also carry out any other duties, including overtime, relevant to the post which may arise thus ensuring a comprehensive and flexible service to the business and the department.

 Key Tasks/Responsibilities

Must complete all tool notes without fail.

Carry out effective maintenance and repairs so there is not an indirect effect on cost depreciation value of tools.

Must complete all work within set timescales dictated by production/customer requirements. All completed work must be logged on the Tooling Repair Request note and the appropriate Tooling Record is updated.

Evaluate each individual job to determine whether it can be repaired in Press or whether this must be removed to Toolroom for essential maintenance and repair work.

Communicate effectively with shift managers and press technicians to ensure all issues are resolved correctly and in a timely manner.

Estimate the length of time required to completely a job and plan ahead for any issues that may arise to ensure you are working within the required timescales. 

Skills, Qualifications and Experience necessary

Apprentice trained with an engineering qualification.
Previous experience in fault finding within the role.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Previously operated potentially dangerous machinery.
Strong understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace.

Experience in the following:

Die dismantling
Crane slinging
Gas spring maintenance and repair
Tool polishing
Mig, Tig and Arc welding

Skills, Behaviours and Attributes desirable

Ideally has experience in transfer and progression press tooling.
Forklift truck and overhead cranes licences are desirable, but not necessary.
Experience in some or all of the below equipment is desirable:
Surface Grinding machines
Cylindrical Grinding machines
Milling machines
Pedestal Drilling machines
Radial Drilling machines
Jig Boring machines
Hand Held Power tools
Various Hand Held manual tools
Sine bars
Slip gauges
Height gauges

Must be an effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills, open to change and have a can-do approach.

Highly organised with the ability to effectively manage time and prioritise workload.


39 hour working week, shift and overtime will be essential.

For more information on this role please contact Thomas Barker at Sheridan Blake Executive Search.
Our Consultants at Sheridan Blake Executive Search 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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