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Toolroom Manager

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    Jonathan Armstrong

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    17 days ago

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One of the UK’s leading providers of bespoke engineered materials is looking to recruit a Toolroom Manager to develop and grow their tooling department, based on-site at their facility near Blackburn. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a strong leadership background in production, with knowledge of tooling or metal machining processes, to advance their career with well-respected brand both in the UK and overseas. The position is offering a starting salary of between £43,000 and £46,000 p/h, as well as a competitive bonus and benefits scheme, additional training and a clear progression path.


Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, the Toolroom Manager will be responsible for the management of the existing tooling team, identifying and resolving day to day issues in the production facility while also suggesting and implementing improvement actions across the department.


Your key responsibilities will include:

• Report and manage issues that arise in the toolroom, ensuring action is taken to remove problems and maintain delivery to the factory

• Involvement with and leading toolroom Lean improvement initiatives, ensuring new ideas / processes are deployed in a consistent controlled manner

• Put forward ideas for improvement activity, working with the Process Engineering team and wider manufacturing team

• Be responsible for labour planning and raising engagement levels within the team, tackling issues that are raised in a professional and proactive fashion

• Conduct annual talent review with support of HR Partner, while coordinating and delivering Toolroom training plans

• Coach and develop members of the team in order to raise overall skill level within the toolroom

• Manage the day-to-day timekeeping and absence management of the team in the toolroom, ensuring company policies and procedures are adhered to and delivered consistently


To be considered for this position you’ll need to have a background in CNC machining and production, ideally for machine tooling but also more general metal machined parts. The preferred candidate will have knowledge of CNC operating systems such as Fanuc, Heidenhain and Siemens. This experience should come from a fast-paced production environment where you have also been responsible for updating the internal ERP system, such as SAP or JD Edwards. A crucial part of this role is the management of employee performance and training, so the successful Toolroom Manager must be able to create a team environment with direct reports that drives best practice and encourages employee development.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Toolroom or Production Manager to advance their career with a growing company that has an impressive reputation in their field. If you’re interested in learning more, please use the Apply function to arrange an initial call to discuss the full job description and company details. Alternatively contact Jon Armstrong on 0161 641 0094 if you have any queries or are looking for roles in other engineering disciplines.