CNC Toolmaker
Trading Places Recruitment
11h ago
source : Job Placements


Well established Manufacturing company in Johannesburg South (Lenasia) has a vacancy for a CNC Toolmaker.

The Toolmaker is responsible for developing and manufacturing of new moulds, as well as diagnosing, repairing and / or modifying all mould and tool related problems.


Education & Experience :

Grade 12

Trade Tested / Red Seal Toolmaker

Minimum 3 years’ experience in similar position


Haas & Hurco Controls (CNC Machines)

Primary Responsibilities

  • Mould maintenance, repairs, modifications, etc Planned and breakdown. Once a mould is completed, to be present during start up at the machine to ensure mould runs as required, and quality is accepted and passed by QC
  • Tool maintenance and inspections during and between production runs
  • Attending promptly to machine stoppages or breakdowns in the production area
  • Maintaining quality of injection moulded products
  • Organizing raw materials, tool and cutter selection, programming, setting up and operation of conventional machines, and other equipment required to successfully complete jobs
  • Efficient operation of conventional lathes, milling machines, surface grinders, spark eroders, drill presses, bench grinders and any other tools and equipment required for the job
  • Housekeeping of your working area and cleanliness of machines. Routine cleaning of machines monthly
  • Providing expertise on development work (Product and mould design)
  • Secondary Responsibilities

  • Identifying and sorting out safety areas of concern
  • Visual checking of manufactured articles on a spot check basis
  • Recording of all related reports in the format given to you by your manager
  • Shift hand over
  • Training of staff
  • Assisting in other departments when required
  • Key Performance Areas

  • Complete all required work within the deadlines, as per schedule of work
  • Develop and implement costing for every completed job separately on a spreadsheet
  • Develop and implement a mould history record
  • Ensure every job card is captured on Job Card Register, and filled out correctly for capturing
  • Develop and implement a stock list of cutters used on conventional machines. Maintain the minimum stock items monthly
  • Ensure machines are thoroughly cleaned monthly
  • Competencies

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Prioritizing work in order of urgency
  • Communication - Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing (including presentation).
  • Thinking process Ability to use judgement to make sound decisions.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Planning and Organizing Ability to identify the steps to be taken to achieve objectives.
  • Accountability Taking personal responsibility for actions.
  • Talent for multitasking, with superior attention to detail and organized.
  • Ability to work well both independently and in teams.
  • Ability to work well with others with diverse backgrounds and at various organizational levels.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Reliable, responsible, committed.
  • The ability to read and write.
  • Skills to effectively manage time.
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