Toolmaker - Foundry

Thomas Dudley is a leading UK manufacturer. Based in the heart of the West Midlands, our plastic moulding and foundry divisions engineer high quality, innovative bathroom products and iron castings. These bathroom products and iron castings are supported by a unique customer driven approach and exceptional service that set us apart within our chosen markets.

As a British, family owned and managed business, we value our dedicated and loyal workforce and invest heavily in the very latest technologies. In addition, we are a quality assured organisation that is committed to continuous improvement and to operating in the most environmentally friendly manner.

We are currently seeking an experienced Toolmaker to join our award winning Foundry team, based at Duport Tipton. Reporting into the Foundry Tooling Development Manager the role will be to design and fit running systems, create jigs and fixtures from castings or drawings, bench and finish newly cut patterns and re-furbish or repair existing patterns.

Your bit… 

  • Machine parts to drawing and specifications using lathes, millers and presses
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Analyse existing running systems and alter if required
  • Create drilling jigs from castings or drawings
  • Bench new CNC cut patterns
  • Maintain existing tooling to high quality standard
  • Liaise with other departments such as product development and mechanical design
  • Housekeeping duties, ensuring the work area is clean, tidy and in a safe condition at all times


What You Need To Do It… 

  • Previous experience of working in a foundry environment would be an advantage
  • Understanding of sand foundry processes desirable but not essential
  • Working knowledge of patterns or mould tool making experience would be beneficial
  • Previous experience of machining precision parts
  • Experience of working with bench tools, millers and lathes is essential
  • Experienced with all metals, resin and wood machining
  • Good communication skills, highly motivated with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Be flexible, demonstrate a willingness to further knowledge and skillset.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision in a safe and efficient manner
  • Well organised with the ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Sound knowledge of health and safety principles 

Our bit… 

  • Opportunity for career growth, to work for a company that has a reputation for being an excellent people friendly employer who ensures a good work life balance as part of its values
  • Competitive salary reflecting experience
  • Contributory pension scheme and 25 days annual leave + statutory holidays. 


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