Tooling Engineer

DescriptionLmbs and Things are now looking for a Tooling Engineer to join their busy team in St Philips, Bristol!
As a Tooling Engineer, you will be responsible for every detail of the tooling design and development process, this is central to continuous improvement initiatives and FMEA creation and management. 
You will be working in collaboration with many areas of the business, especially R&D and Production, with a focus on helping deliver projects on time, and to meet cost and quality targets and so excellent organisational skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines is essential.
The Tooling Engineer specialises in creating tooling solutions for Silicone and PU foam moulding as well as Jigs & Fixtures for new and existing production needs
We will also develop Tooling Design Solutions to support various processing techniques from R&D through to volume component manufacture as well as revamping tooling standards to reduce production costs and researching new tooling concepts.
Tooling Engineer Requirements:
The ideal candidate will have an Engineering Degree or a recognised Engineering Apprenticeship with at least 7 years’ experience in injection mould tooling design or similar.
You will have a good working knowledge of silicone rubber processing, and an in-depth knowledge of small to large-scale production and manufacturing.
Relevant technical skills and knowledge should include
3D Solid Modelling along with full Engineering Drawings [SolidWorks experience preferred],
FEA and Mould Flow Analysis,
Continuous Improvement [Six Sigma or Lean] and
Excellent Microsoft Office suite skills including MS project
A good understanding of Lean Manufacturing and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
Strong project / program management abilities in order to effectively develop systems or oversee personnel.
A working knowledge of ERP systems
Experience of using SolidWorks Vault [PDM] would be an advantage although not essential.
The successful candidate will have solid analytical abilities, they will be a creative and progressive thinker with a practical, can-do attitude and excellent communication and teamworking skills.
Tooling Engineer Benefits:
In return we offer a competitive salary and a performance-related bonus based on personal objectives that pays up to 10% of your salary annually, study support and the chance to progress in a rapidly growing company.
We have recently introduced a new flexible working policy; it currently allows employees to work from home one day a week [if their work can be done from home] and also to work longer hours during the week and finish early on a Friday
This is a new initiative that we will review and extend if our employees value it and it works well.
Other benefits include a salary sacrifice pension scheme where the company matches your contribution up to 5%, a non-contributory healthcare cash plan including access to an Employee Assistance Programme [EAP], life insurance paying 4x your salary, access to a virtual GP, 25 days holiday and a cycle to work scheme.
About the Company:
Over the past 30 years Limbs and Things has become a global player in the medical simulation education market.It has ambitious plans for further growth in the next 5 years across the globe, through investment and new product development.
Multi award winning and still privately owned, the £25M business has grown from a tabletop start up, to a multinational business with its head office and manufacturing in Bristol, along with sales offices in the USA, Australia and Sweden.
The vision of the business remains as it always has:  to design and manufacture medical task trainers which through deliberate clinical practice help improve patient outcomes. 
People are at the heart they create the vision, the expertise and the delivery of this ever evolving and growing market sector
Take a look at what they are all about.
If you feel like you meet the above criteria of the Tooling Engineer, please apply now
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Contract TypePermanentAdded1m 29dID909628