At Hozelock, we are currently recruiting for a Tooling Manager on a permanent basis, at our Head Office & factory, based in Minworth, Birmingham (UK). The ideal candidate should have strong experience in Tooling & Injection Moulding, coming from a Toolmaking background.

About the role:

The primary role is working with the design department to ensure that newly designed and modified parts are both toolable and mouldable. This can be in the UK, Europe and the Far East. You will also support Plastic Processing and the in-house Toolroom with repairs and improvements to production tooling. The role will also require you to arrange tool movements and liaise with sub-contract toolmakers for offsite work.

You will oversee the maintaining of the archives of tool designs, raising and issuing tool trial requests, acting on issues raised when they are returned, and scanning the completed paperwork into the archives.

What we offer:

  • 25 days holiday
  • Weekly pay
  • Free onsite parking
  • Immediate start available
  • Pension entitlement
  • Health cash plan
  • Company bonus

Key duties will involve:

  • Managing the Procurement, Placement, Design and Manufacture of all new injection mould tools in the UK and Far East.
  • Providing support to the Design team to ensure components are designed to suit injection moulding.
  • Managing timeline for injection tooling manufacture.
  • Overseeing expenditure of injection tooling capital.
  • Providing support as required to European and Far East suppliers on tooling for all Hozelock products.

Required experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience as a Tooling Engineer.
  • Experience of working with medium volume plastic injection moulding products.
  • Experience of New Product introduction to manufacture.

Desired Experience:

  • Working experience with European Toolmakers.
  • Working experience with FE Toolmakers.
  • Experience of working with tooling ancillaries suppliers.
  • Experience of working in a product assembly environment.


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Contact details:

Hozelock Ltd (UK)
Human Resources – Sam Ridgard, Internal Recruiter
Tel: 0121 313 4283

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