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Die Maintenance TechnicianMaintenance
  • Reference ID DMT1
  • Type Permanent
  • Category Maintenance
  • Salary £28,000

Job description

Our client, a successful manufacturing business in the north east is looking to appoint a Die Maintenance Technician on a permanent basis.


  • Diagnose tooling problems at press call out and potential repair of the tool at press
  • Carry out maintenance repairs and refurbishment activities on press tools
  • Modifications and improvement activities on the press tools supporting customer production part approval process (PPAP) and/or parts submission warrant (PSW)
  • Record / document die performance and quality concerns regarding the repair details on maintenance reports
  • Support and maintain continuous improvements of 6S activities onsite to a high standard.
  • Support quality with customer quality concerns, close out internal/external 8D’s
  • Tooling inventory to be monitored and replaced when necessary using company ordering system
  • Support customer requirements where necessary
  • Work to key performance indicators in the tooling department
  • Must be prepared to work shifts and overtime
  • Work load will be driven from objectives and tooling database recording tooling repairs and tooling preventative maintenance.

Person Specification:

  • Organisation and Planning - Plans, organises, schedules for tooling PM’s. Liaise with operations and planning to ensure key priorities are achieved within the set parameters.
  • Communication - Speaks and writes clearly and articulately. Maintains this standard in all forms of written communications. 
  • Problem Solving skills - Exhibits a probing mind, asks questions and solve problems individually or as part of the tooling team seeking advice to resolve complex cases.
  • Teamwork - Reaches out to peers and cooperates with managers at all levels within the business to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.
  • Intelligence - Learn quickly. Demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information.
  • Attention to detail – follow up on key accountabilities to ensure all objectives are achieved.
  • Proactivity - Acts without being told what to do. Brings new ideas to the company. 
  • Enthusiasm – wants to learn, improve own abilities to support the business direction

Experience Required:

  • Stoning and polishing of tool steels to a high level of accuracy
  • Operation of manual milling, drilling and lathes machines
  • Experience using various hand tools for hand grinding and the use of precision measuring equipment
  • Operation of surface grinding machines
  • Knowledge of Tig, Arc and Mig welding
  • Good IT skills using Microsoft packages Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • This job role requires you to be qualified to Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) BTEC, VRQ minimum five years’ experience.

This role is working a dayshift but could lead to shift work

This role is being advertised by SG Personnel, who are acting as an employment business.

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