Mechanical Press Tool Designer / Toolmaker

Cape Town
Posted 3 weeks ago

Job: Mechanical Press Tool Designer / Toolmaker



  • Tool, Jig & Dig Maker Trade or National Diploma/Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 20 years’ experience in designing tools (press tools is imperative) and fixtures for manufacturing environment.
  • Previous experience with supervising a Toolroom.
  • Computer Literate (MS Word & Excel) & Knowledge of Mechanical Drawing Software
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel Advanced, Word, and MS Project);
  • Drafting and design skills;
  • Knowledge on Solid Edge and Edge Cam;



  • Develop and implement improvements to manufacturing tooling and equipment to improve product quality, increase throughput and reduce process variability;
  • Support Manufacturing and Engineering with Process Validation, Product/Process performance in compliance with the Quality Management System;
  • Review Operations metrics with management and prioritize tool development projects to address quality issues and meet throughput demands i.e. reduce scrap and minimize risk of manufacturing errors;
  • Support Research and Development with Tool design and new projects, providing input on manufacturing tooling and equipment requirements;
  • Manage purchasing, design and manufacturing prototype as well as production tooling;
  • Investigate tooling solutions and evaluate appropriateness for uses in comparison to custom tooling include performance, lead time and cost analyses;
  • Draws and prepares layout of detailed drawings, using standard drafting tools and equipment or computer-assisted design/drafting equipment and software;
  • Complete and keep record of purchase orders, material, tool and equipment list;
  • Modifies tool designs according to trial or production service data to improve tool life and performance.


  • Cape Town


  • Preference will be given to PDI
  • Only SA citizens will be considered for this position, based on client policy.



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