junior tool maker

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Job Type:Full-Time



Well-established organization within the Plastic Injection Molding Industry has a vacancy for a JUNIOR TOOLMAKER (MOLD MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR), reporting to the Director of Operations.

This position is immediately available.


Maintenance of all Product Tooling

Support the Production Department on all product tooling

Understanding specific repair techniques for plastic tooling

Manage and monitor tooling maintenance

Manage and maintain Tooling Store and Tooling Register

Manage tooling breakdowns, tooling maintenance and minor tooling modifications.

Liaise with the tool room department to obtain the necessary tooling technical information and ensure its utilization in tooling repairs, maintenance and modifications.

Capture all tooling information from daily downtime/breakdown records and create a history data for the Preventative Maintenance and critical spares.

Review Daily Production schedule as to perform Scheduled Preventative Maintenance on all Plastic Injection & Blow Mold tooling

Carry out breakdown analysis from the data and implement measures to prevent failure.

Generate critical spares list for all tools.

Submit request for all tooling critical spares.

Submit request for all tooling consumables and other tooling requirements on a day to day basis.

Ensure tool making facilities are available for the optimum uptime of production tooling.

Ensure tooling maintenance programs and procedures are developed and implemented.

Ensure tooling maintenance is carried out as per procedures.

Be the first point of contact for tooling problems.

Offer technical assistance to Production Department on all tooling requirements.


Toolmaker – Qualified via Olifantsfontein Training (approx. 1 – 5 years’ experience on the bench)

Tool Room experience in the manufacture of Plastic Injection Molds

N3 National Certificate

Injection Molding Tooling repairs experience essential

Computer Skills – good working knowledge

Good written & verbal communication skills

CNC programming & machining

Spark Eroding

Wire Cutting



Surface Grinder

Tooling Welding

Ability to work independently

Handle pressure and deadline driven

Flexibility to work shifts, weekends, call-outs and overtime when required


Good interpersonal relationship skills

Able to communicate clearly and concisely written and verbal

Must be self-motivated and dedicated

Focused and Driven to achieve targets and results

A natural ability to deal at all levels within the Organization

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical instructions and drawings relating to plastic tooling.


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