£33K – £46K DOE (G2403778) Oxfordshire

Catfoss Recruitment Ltd are currently in partnership with an award-winning specialist manufacturing company based in Oxfordshire and they are looking to recruit a Tool Technician on a permanent basis to their expanding team.

Monday – Friday Days – Flexible Start Times

Tool Technician – ROLE OVERVIEW

In this role you will be responsible for site wide injection/compression moulding tool changes in line with production requirements.


  • Responsible for all aspects of tool change including area preparation, tool preparation, placement in machine, water connections etc. Ensuring the tool is ready for start-up.
  • Changing mold inserts and plates as required
  • Servicing/maintenance where required under instruction of maintenance manager
  • Developing more efficient tool changes using SMED principles
  • Using CMMS software to track tool changes, repairs, observations and follow on jobs.
  • Communication of issues with tools to other teams
  • Assisting the maintenance team with other jobs as required


  • Strong general mechanical knowledge and experience within a heavy equipment environment, ideally in the plastics industry.
  • Experience in operation of overhead hoists, lifting and slinging
  • Experience with heavy tool changes – tool range 200Kg – 8000Kg
  • Ability to read and follow technical documentation
  • Candidate must possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be PC literate
  • Required to work with counterbalance FL trucks (Current licence desirable but not essential)


All employees have the following responsibilities:

  • Working in accordance to the company health and safety policy to take reasonable care for their own and colleagues health and safety.
  • Refrain from intentionally misusing or recklessly interfering with anything that has been provided for health and safety reasons.
  • Adhere to the Company’s H&S requirements (i.e. risk assessments, work instructions and through training).
  • Work in accordance with information and training provided, and not undertake any task for which authorisation and / or training has not been given.

Tool Technician previous suitable job titles: Tooling Engineer, Tooling Change Technician, Tooling Technician, Tool Engineer, Tool Maintenance Technician, Tool Maintenance Engineer

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