Tooling Engineer

Tooling Engineer / Toolmaker

Based in Southampton

Up to £43,000 basic salary

A leading specialist in the design and manufacture of major civil and military aerostructures is looking for a Tooling Engineer / Toolmaker to join their growing team based in Southampton.

The Role:

In this role, you will be responsible for the design and delivery of tooling, whilst supporting the ongoing maintenance and control of all sustaining tooling, the development of tooling processes and approaches, and acknowledging any contractual obligations imposed by the customer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure processes contribute to a safe working environment and meet EHS requirements and KPIs. Actively lead/support EHS projects and pursuits.
  • Manage and develop approved suppliers base to support projects, tool design and/or manufacturing requirements.
  • Specify and procure new equipment and tooling to meet production and quality requirements with an emphasis on delivering tooling that supports in-process inspection, process improvements and lean manufacturing.
  • Review, assess and critique supplier proposals to ensure most effective solution can be obtained, considerate of safety, cost, delivery and capability. Where appropriate leverage on site skills outside of direct team to support these assessments.
  • Manage the internal or external repair of tooling assets as necessary.
  • Fully support internal design and manufacturing engineers on NPI projects as required, including preparation of ROM tool costings to support any new bid activity.
  • Define, enable and implement proactive systems in alignment with AS9145 framework (e.g. process capability analysis, SPC, PFMEA, capacity planning and error proofing etc.) strategically across function and applied on critical parts/processes to reduce the potential of failure.
  • Maintain governance across tooling assets, in alignment with customer requirement.
  • Support/lead customer audits as required.
  • Troubleshoot shop issues, lead tooling investigations and implement RCCA where appropriate.
  • Participate in local and site wide initiatives and projects as required.

Experience/Skills required:

  • Degree in Engineering / Technical discipline preferred however, equivalent knowledge and experience will also be considered.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, including stakeholder management.
  • Detailed understanding of GD&T, limits & fits, with strong assembly and detail manufacturing knowledge in both metallic and composite products
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments & priorities and achieve results.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and interpret specifications.
  • In depth understanding of Interchangeability (ICY) philosophies and their implementation and importance to processes and customer requirements.
  • Highly effective problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft (Word, Excel, etc.)

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