• Decotek Automotive
  • Collinstown, County Westmeath, Ireland
  • 12/02/2019
Permanent Engineering Installation-Maint-Repair Manufacturing

Job Description

Job Description – Toolmaker


Principal Accountabilities


As Toolmaker, your key responsibilities will be:


  • 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 aluminum 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 micrometer, gauges and Vernier calipers 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



Experience, Training and Work Related Skills Required


  • 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

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