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Tooling Engineer

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. They 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.

St Philips, Bristol (Near Temple Meads)



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)
  • 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.