Die Shop Technician

Andy File Associates Limited are working as a Recruitment Business on behalf of our client with regards this permanent position.

 Die Shop Technician – Sheffield

Overall Purpose

  • Create high quality and precise tooling and dies that are used in the production of parts used in high integrity markets such as aerospace and defence
  • Safely set up and operate manual machines
  • Using best practice work to customers’ and design instructions
  • Inspect tooling before and after machining and maintain accurate documentation
  • Maintain good housekeeping of work areas

Key Tasks

  • In accordance with best practise, set up and operate manual milling and lathe machines
  • Work accurately to design requirements
  • Hand modification of dies using die modification equipment
  • Inspect and check tooling and dies
  • Keep workstation and die stores tidy

Key Areas for Decision Making

  • Without direct supervision ensure production of quality tooling
  • Safe use of machinery and all tolerances and design instructions are adhered to
  • Maximise efficient use of machinery
  • Appropriate preparation of material on commencement of machining
  • Complete die condition report and refer to manager to see if alterations are needed

Preferred Qualifications/ Skills

  • Apprentice trained in die or tooling manufacture
  • Skilled and experienced in alteration of dies and tooling to extremely tight tolerances (1000th inch)
  • Ability to work flexibly across a variety of machines including manual lathes, milling and radial arm drills
  • Capable of driving a fork lift truck and OHC
  • Able to read engineering drawings
  • Use measuring equipment
  • Fully skilled machinist and display competence and accuracy in relevant machining processes including work handling and own personal health and safety
  • Basic computer literacy – to allow reference to diagrams etc.



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