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Toolmaking Apprentice

  • Company: Kindeva Drug Delivery LTD
  • Location: Clitheroe
  • Vacancy Ref: 00000954
  • Weekly wage: £336.53
  • Hours per week: 37.5
  • Sector: Engineering

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Toolmaker based in Clitheroe.

Toolmaker and Tool & Die Technicians are predominantly involved in the highly skilled, complex and specialist detailed work of manufacturing and maintaining the engineering tooling used to produce components, products and assemblies.

This requires the application of a broad range of activities including:
  • Interpret Engineering drawings and technical instructions.

  • Use of hand, machine and computer controlled machines, tools and measuring equipment.

  • Comply with applicable legislation and organisational safety requirements.

  • Test and adjust systems they have built or maintained ensuring tooling, jigs fixtures and assemblies meet the required specification.

  • To undertake toolmaking duties by setting up and maintaining component Production Presses.

  • Manufacturing and maintaining tooling and spares to ensure that production targets are met whilst ensuring that quality is built into the manufacturing process in a safe manner.

  • Actively pursue improvements within the module, in Safety, cGMP and productivity performance.

  • Involves shift operation covering a wide variety of processes, procedures and equipment for the production of metered dose inhalers (MDIs).

  • Work safely in line with behavioural safety principles.

  • Carry out maintenance and refurbishment of Press tools / press tooling.

  • Work towards being competent in using manual machine tools i.e., lathes, milling machines, surface, cylindrical and internal grinding machines.

  • Routine preventative maintenance tasks in accordance with the asset care programme set out for each individual machine.

  • Manufacture and maintain a healthy supply of spares to minimise downtime.

  • Set up machines for change of job in a timely manner and authorise for production.

  • Read and interpret Technical Drawings / Technical Specifications.

  • Comply with the 10 rules of cGMP.

  • Use and develop appropriate diagnostic tools to assist in resolving machine problems.

  • Communicate with colleagues and team leaders at shift handover to ensure any problems are left with full detailed explanations.

  • Ensure clear concise documentation when populating manufacturing information sheets, intervention logs, layout sheets, in process checks, drawing systems etc.) and process checks are completed to required standards.

  • Contribute, initiate and support continuous improvement programmes.

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence).

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Toolmaker, Tool & Die Maintenence.

  • Level 3 Diploma or extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge).

  • Functional skills in English, Maths and ICT (if not already achieved).

Interested? Apply now