Tool Setter / Fitter

£22000 - £25000/annum
18 Oct 2016
16 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Tool Setter / Fitter

Established in 1982, Middlewich Food Trays Ltd. is a small, privately owned business in Knutsford.  We manufacture polystyrene food trays supplying supermarkets and takeaway whole-sellers.  We pride ourselves on maintaining and developing the factory with in-house engineering, mechanical and electrical expertise.   

Job Description

We currently have a vacancy to fill in our Workshop Team for a Tool Setter / Fitter.  You will be required to carry out tool changes on our high speed Irwin Thermoformers, each lasting around 2 ½ hours.  Your remaining working hours will be spent fitting and maintaining production machinery.

The tool change involves exchanging the moulds in a thermoformer, and the tool in a trim press.  The line then needs setting up to produce polystyrene trays fit for dispatch.  Adjustments are made mechanically and with computer settings.

During the tool change you will be expected to inspect and maintain the machinery to keep it in good running order.

The fitting part of the role will involve maintaining and repairing mechanical, pneumatic and motor-driven factory equipment in our well-equipped workshop.

The role will suit someone who is happy working in a small team and is capable of carrying out their work without close supervision.  As our Tool Setter / Fitter, you will be reporting directly to the Workshop Manager.  The suitable candidate will ideally have gained skills within a manufacturing / processing industry.

Essential Skills and Experience

- Formally trained
- Highly skilled in mechanical maintenance and fitting
- Experience working with motors, pneumatics and gearboxes
- Experience working on automated factory machinery
- Ability to use workshop machinery

Desirable Non-Essential Skills

- Fabrication, welding, sheet metal skills
- Machining (turning / milling)

Rewards and Hours

Permanent, full time, 40hrs per week, days only, 8am – 4pm (potential of 9:30 to 5:30), Monday to Friday, no overtime.  The factory runs 24/7, but all maintenance work is carried out in the day time, Monday to Friday.  The successful Tool Setter / Fitter will be entitled to a salary of between £22,000 to £25,000 depending on experience (to be discussed at interview).  We consider the workplace to be clean and friendly, many of our staff have worked here for over fifteen years.

If you feel you have the skills and experience required to excel in the role of Tool Setter / Fitter, we want to hear from you. Please click APPLY below to register your interest.

No terminology in the advert you have seen is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we will gladly accept applications from all sections of the community