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Tooling Engineer

Company: Thornshaw Recruitment
Location: Waterford
Reference: DB9520
Closing Date: 21 Oct 17
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): On Application

Job Summary:

On behalf of my client, a Waterford based medical device company, I am recruiting for a Tooling Engineer.


 This is a permanent, day shift role.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
• Project manage optimisation, maintenance & overhaul projects on existing tool portfolio (prototype single cavity & production multi-cavity tools)  
• Apply systematic root cause problem solving involving all stakeholders 
• Lead the use of lean tools to drive continuous improvement & process reliability on tools 
• Work with Device Development Services (DDS) & new programme personnel to support the introduction of new tools to site for new products to ensure high levels of process reliability post PQ. 
• Lead the injection moulding tooling technical function for both internal project teams and client teams and manage new injection mould tool introduction to the Operations team. 
• Development and implementation of multi-cavity Tooling strategies for complex and/or large tooling builds with optimal cavitation and cycle times to meet the needs of a robust manufacturing process and quality requirements 
• Participate and lead product development or project meetings, including performance and presentation of the DFM/DFA recommendations. Participate in Risk Assessment/Analysis (dFMEA, pFMEA). 
• Participation and development of measurement inspection techniques, fixtures and test methods. 
• Manage mold flow requirements and translate data into final conclusions for use in tooling considerations. 
• Ensure all engineering changes are managed through the relevant cGMP procedures including documentation, equipment manuals, QCBD records & CAD drawing controls 
Applications are invited from candidates with the following background and experience:
• Mechanical Engineering degree, qualified Toolmaker or relevant experience as a Tooling Engineer.  Excellent knowledge of multi cavity injection mould tools and hot runner systems. 
• 5+ years tool development experience, preferably in medical devices. 
• Strong tooling and product design skills, with a working knowledge of 2D/3D CAD 
• Knowledge of resin materials and processing techniques for tool building and polymer processing 
• Experience in rapid prototyping techniques and their application

For a full Job Spec and to apply for this role please call Deirdre on +353 1 2784671 or e-mail

Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group.

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Tel:  00 353 (1) 278 4671
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