At International Automotive Components, it’s what’s inside that really drives us. Operating across 19 countries, we bring over 160 years of automotive expertise to the forefront in crafting beautiful interiors that help to differentiate vehicles in the global marketplace. We believe our employees to be our greatest asset: we welcome employees of all backgrounds, and are proud to provide benefits such as professional development opportunities, a gym scheme, and length of service awards among many others.

We are excited to confirm the below opportunity to join our innovative and conscientious team:


    Role Responsibilities:
    Responsible for the repair, maintenance and improvement to all tooling, jigs, fixtures and fittings for injection moulding press tools in line with production and customer requirements to support business objectives. Support new tooling for new product introductions to ensure the robustness of product builds.

    Role Requirements:

    • Repair, maintain, and service injection mould tools
    • Attend breakdowns, identify fault and problem solve at the press with minimal downtime to aid production
    • Evaluate each job and determine if it can be repaired in press or must be removed to ToolRoom for essential maintenance and repair work
    • Estimate length of time required to complete a job and likely consequences of failure to complete work within required timescales
    • Identify and escalate any activity that has the potential to cause harm or damage
    • Report breakdown root causes, equipment faults and concerns to Engineering Supervisor
    • Ensure all work is undertaken to a high-quality standard and adheres to all quality standard regulations
    • Ensure company targets are met in respect of quality of parts produced
    • Identify spares requirements and log usage
    • Conduct Safe operation of Overhead Crane
    • Comply with Plant LOTO procedures at all times
    • Support new project tooling from commissioning stages through to start of production
    • Assist in tooling buyoffs and trials
    • Manufacture ancillary spares to support production activity and customer deadlines
    • Document and update tool history and other work records
    • Carry out Planned Preventative Maintenance
    • Test and confirm electrical and hydraulic/pneumatic operation of tools before return to production
    • Maintain the highest standards of workmanship at all times
    • Record all relevant data in relation to tooling and record on the Tool Room database
    • Be actively involved in improvement activities to support the achievement of departmental and company objectives
    • Ensure risk assessments are available, read and understood for each activity undertaken
    • Understand and operate within basic cost/budget measures for tooling
    • Work within 5S methodology to maintain workplace to a high standard
    • Ensure all personal protective equipment is identified, always available, correctly used and all associated problems are reported to Engineering Supervisor
    • Ensure all lost time, minor and near miss accidents are reported
    • Promote environmental issues and ensure all company procedures are understood and followed
    • Keep up with current and developing manufacturing and engineering trends regarding tool making
    • Undertake special projects as required
    • Quality control of work by appropriate reviews
    • Undertake continuous training and development
    • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems
    • Ensure a safe working environment exists for self and colleagues, ensuring all health, safety environmental and quality management procedures are followed and achieve the company’s and departmental KPI targets
    • Ensure that contractors are utilised in accordance with company procedures

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • GCSE Level A-C, IVQ Technician certificate, BTEC first certificate or equivalent NVQ level 2 qualification
    • Considerable Previous tool making experience ideally in the Plastics industry
    • Understanding of lean manufacturing and 5S process
    • Overhead Crane Licence up to 40T
    • Knowledge of measurement
    • Understanding of engineering drawings & manufacturing processes
    • Planning and prioritising activities
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to present data effectively
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Understand lean manufacturing
    • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team
    • Able to work with minimum supervision and to timescales
    • Good understanding of customer deliverables and the impact of failure / cost of poor quality
    • Understanding of IATF 16949/ ISO 9001 quality standards