Mould Process Engineer

Interaction Letchworth
Market related
27 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
An excellent opportunity to join this established organisation, based on the outskirts of Hitchin. We are seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer to join our Operations Team. You will be able to design new moulds and mould parts using Solidworks and amend existing drawings so you will be an experienced user of this software and also AutoCad. You will be experienced and knowledgeable in workshop skills and machining methods in order to support the activities of our internal Mould Engineering and Maintenance Workshop Team. You will report to the Mould Engineering Manager. The Main Tasks and Responsibilities are:- · To work with the Product Development Team and Mould Engineering Manager to understand the requirements for a new product design or a variation to an existing design. · To design, procure and project manage the manufacture of new and modified mould tool parts requirements. · Pro-actively enhance the condition, durability and performance of our mould portfolio through continuous improvements to mould design and mould manufacture. · Photograph, document and register new moulds. · Maintain the electronic mould database, ensuring an accurate record of repairs and spend for each mould. Support the workshop team by:- · Sourcing materials and parts requirements for each task. · Ordering stock of consumables and spare parts. · Raise purchase orders and liase with suppliers regarding deliveries. · Identify and prioritise the mould maintenance work assigned to external toolmakers and suppliers. · To coordinate the delivery and collection of moulds and mould components to and from external toolmakers and service providers. · Provide cover of service in times of absence of workshop staff. · Attend mould engineering meetings, including some interrnational travel. · To support the wider engineering team by producing and modifying layout drawings for site plans, factory equipment and machinery. · Report activities to the Mould Engineering Manager. Please note this list is not exhaustive - a full role description will be provided prior to interview. Health and Safety · Have a good understandng of safety requirements when working within a workshop environment. · Understand risk assessments and adheres to their requirements. · Adhere to all health & safety procedures. Knowlegde and Skills · Experienced in a mechanical engineering workshop environment. · HNC qualification - Mechanical Engineering. · Able to read and interpret technical drawings, including a clear understanding of engineering tolerances. · Knoweldge of use of materials specific to each task. · Experienced in workshop techniques - milling, turning, welding. · Able to measure components accuratley using vernier, caliper etc. · Experienced in using SolidWorks - to produce part drawings. · Basic PC skills - use of MS Excel, X3, Mould Management System. · Numerate. · Full UK driving licence. Personal Skills and Behaviour · Self motivated and able to work unsupervised. · Good communication skills. · Driven to achieve results and suitably demanding of others. · Attention to detail / critical appraisal of quality standards. · Self motivated and able to work unsupervised. · Positive 'can do' attitude. Hours of work for this role are 34.5 hours per week Monday to Friday. We offer a competitive salary, employee benefits and a friendly and listening environment. This job was originally posted as