Die Fitter / CNC Machinist

12 Sep 2017
10 Oct 2017
Contract Type
We are working on behalf of our client, manufacturing within Tier 1 Automotive who are on the lookout for Die fitters / CNC Machinists to join them on a permanent basis at their site in Telford.

Responsible for maintaining and constant improvement of all Press /Mould Tools, as well as the Manufacture or repair of Jigs, Fixtures or Production Machine Parts as to drawings supplied. To work with your team and interact closely with other department members on all aspects of the job.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Ensure risk assessment is available, read and understood for each activity undertaken.
• Ensure all Lost Time, Minor and trivial accidents are reported
• To ensure all machining processes (CNC, EDM EVVC, milling, turning etc.) used are within current legislation and safety guidelines.
• Identify and escalate any activity that has the potential to cause harm or damage
• Carry out duties for the Team Leader in their absence.
• To carry out repair and maintenance of Press and Mould tools to specified drawing data supplied by customer
• Actively participate in departmental QC circles and assist if required in cross- functional QC circle activities.
• Carry out daily equipment inspections where required, i.e. Forklift, Overhead Crane, specified lifting equipment.
• Work to and achieve specified drawing tolerances Jigs/Fixtures/Breakdowns.
• Contain and rectify customer quality concerns internal and external.
• Work to precision design tolerances demanded by DMUK Press and Mould Die's.
• Ability to set and use all CNC controlled machines to their full capacity. (EWC, EDM, CNC Miller, Cylindrical Grind and CNC Lathe)
• Liaise with PEN, MFG and maintenance for all tooling or breakdown issues,
• Adhere to department I company targets including delivery achievement on J TD requisitions and breakdown reduction on Press and Mould Tools.
• Exhibit product knowledge and customer expectations.
• Ensure 5s is actively promoted and maintained by all associates
• Contribute to your own self-development to ensure your knowledge is at an appropriate level.
• Actively contribute to achieve department targets for Quality, productivity, Cost and Delivery
• Complete/achieve Periodic Die maintenance on all Press and Mould Tools
• Support fellow Associates within the JTD department
• Attend die Kaizen project meetings as required.

Knowledqe, Skills and Experience

• Recognised time served apprenticeship to City and Guilds or ONC Level.
• Extensive knowledge of Press (Progression) and Mould (multi impression) tooling including design and functionality
• Assembly/Dis-assembly of Press Mould Tools.
• Produce/Finish Press Mould Tools using hand fitting techniques.
• Produce/Repair Tools components by manual machining techniques.
• Have a logical approach to problem solving.
• Read and understand engineering drawings.
• Recognise 1 st and 3 rd angle methods of projection.
• Knowledge of Hydraulic, Pneumatic and engineering drawings with understanding of geometrical tolerance symbols.
• Basic understanding of relevant HSE legislation - PUWER, LOLER and relevant British Standards.
• Able to support and communicate with other associates within own and other departments.


• Professional or vocational qualification in Maintenance Management (CMI level 3, NVQ 2)
• Experience of automotive manufacturing standards.
• Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
• Ability to communicate at all levels from fellow associate to MD.
• Experience of Japanese manufacturing culture and techniques