• Decotek Automotive
  • Collinstown, County Westmeath, Ireland
  • 10/05/2023
Full time, Permanent Automation Automotive Engineering Hydraulics Installation-Maint-Repair Manufacturing Mechanical Engineer Pneumatics Robotics

Job Description

DECOTEK Automotive is based in the Irish midlands employing approximately 320 people in a highly skilled manufacturing environment. We design, develop and manufacture premium exterior trim components for the global automotive industry customers.

We are currently recruiting for a Toolmaker in our Plant Engineering Department.

This role will be full-time, shift work.

Toolmakers will be responsible for designing, building, and repairing tools used in manufacturing processes. As Toolmaker, you will work with a variety of materials to create precision tools that meet the required specifications and tolerances. The Toolmaker will be involved with collaborating with Engineers, Production Operators, and Production Team Leaders/Cell Leaders to ensure that tools are properly designed, constructed, and maintained.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • To manufacture, repair and service all tools, jigs, and fixtures. Namely: form tools, progression tools, perforation tooling and roll form equipment.
  • Set- up of tools in presses ranging from 50 to 500 ton.
  • Experienced with tooling which produces aluminium and stainless-steel products.
  • Ability to operate, set, program CNC, PLC, and Robotic machines.
  • To monitor performance of setting, machines, and tool longevity.
  • Attending machine breakdowns to identify the root cause and solve the problem.
  • Using machinery such as lathes, presses, milling machines and grinders to cut and shape the tools.
  • Work effectively with all team members to assist in the continuous improvement of systems and processes and ensure best practice is consistently applied.
  • Monitoring the tools used on the manufacturing line to ensure efficient run rates and identify necessary repairs or possible improvements.
  • Using precision measurement instruments such as micrometre, gauges, and Vernier callipers to check the tool’s dimensions.
  • Experience in repair and maintenance of pneumatic special purpose equipment.
  • Operate and maintain production equipment and tools correctly whilst ensuring health and safety of self and others.
  • Carry out Preventative Maintenance on tooling as per PM Schedule.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the maintenance and toolroom manager

Skills and Experience:

  • Qualified Toolmaker to level 4
  • Post apprentice experience of 4 years is desirable
  • Experience in press tool maintenance and repair works.
  • Knowledge of set-up of tools in presses
  • CNC, PLC and Robotic programming a distinct advantage
  • Experience in the automotive industry is a distinct advantage
  • Proactive with ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Flexible in approach to work
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate well in English

Interested? What can Decotek offer you?

  • We provide 21.5 days of annual leave plus your 10 statutory bank holidays
  • Compassionate Leave
  • Refer A Friend Scheme
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family, offering up to 8 free counselling sessions, and many more wellness benefits
  • Attendance Bonus
  • Health & Safety Bonus
  • Bi-Annual Events including Summer BBQ & Xmas Dinner

 We'd love to hear from you. Please hit the link to apply, or get in touch via our careers page for more information on any of our open vacancies @ Decotek Automotive Ltd.

KEY Competencies

Engineering, Attention to Detail, Troubleshooting, Pneumatics, Robotics, Flexible, Communication Skills,