Toolmaker CAD CAM Technician in Exeter at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/6/2019

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Job Description

An opportunity has arisen within the Engineering department for Toolmaker & CAD/CAM Technician. This is a permanent, full time position to support manufacturing departments, which attracts a swing shift rotation (6am – 2pm / 2pm – 10pm).

      Key Responsibilities:

  • EDM/CNC/Waterjet Manufacturing Help chain

  • Assembling, fitting and repairing and maintain press tools

  • Following engineering drawings or reference CAD models

  • Competent in use of all hand tools

  • Using machinery such as lathes, presses, milling machines and grinders to cut and shape the tools

  • Using 2D and 3D computer aided design and manufacturing software (CAD/CAM)

  • Using NC and CNC milling machines

  • Using precision measurement instruments such as micrometers, gauges and vernier calipers to check the tool’s dimensions

  • Monitoring the tools used on the manufacturing line to ensure efficient run rates and identify necessary repairs or possible improvements

  • Attending machine breakdowns to identify the root cause and solve the problem

  • Assisting with tool maintenance

  • Compiling reports

  • Assist with new die development

  • Design and manufacture small mould tools, jigs and fixtures



  • 4-year recognized toolmaking apprenticeship plus additional 5-yrs experience

  • HNC / HND In Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent

  • CAD / CAM Training

  • CNC / NC Machining Training

  • Time Served EDM/CNC/CAD/CAM Toolmaking or manufacturing experience

  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Good math’s and IT skills

  • Be actively involved in continuous improvement initiatives and providing input using your expert knowledge.