+44 (0) 1580 891521

Location: Staplehurst, Kent

Salary: £13.00 - £17.00 p/hr, DOE

Hours: 08.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday or Part time [hours/ days to suit, salary pro-rata]

Contract: Full time, Permanent

About Us:

Our new factory unit is due to be completed Spring 2022 which means several new roles being available for the right applicants. Magnetic Shields Limited had an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our production team as Toolmaker 

We are leading specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke magnetically shielded rooms, and have an expanding customer base throughout the UK, Europe, USA and Asia. With a full manufacturing facility in Staplehurst, Kent fully equipped with the latest technology we are able to provide our customers with the highest level of service and quality. All of our manufacturing processes, including heat treatment, are integrated in our production plant. 

As part of this exciting new chapter in Magnetic Shields progression we are currently looking for an experienced Toolmaker to join to join the team and become part of our professional, industry leading company!

About the role – Toolmaker: 

  • The candidate will work within our tool-room department operating our manual & CNC controlled lathes & mills to generate components required for in-house tooling or for parts directly required by our customers
  • You will be expected to utilise your skills in manufacturing forming tools, deep-drawing tools, swaging tools, punch tools, and welding mandrels as well as any necessary associated equipment such as jigs, location nests/mounts, etc
  • Most components are designed in-house and will require the successful candidate to use the 3D model to generate the machining code within Inventor CAM software, which feeds directly into the machines
  • An ability to work to a high standard and a high level of accuracy to create a clean finish will be a must from the successful candidate

Required Skills/Experience: 

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience within a machining/tool-room environment
  • You must have experience in Heidenhain controllers, Inventor CAM or similar software
  • Ideally at least 1 year in design & manufacturing of machine fixturing/ components [die-sets etc.]
  • You must be able to read and work from engineering drawings, be a team player and be able to work to tight deadlines
  • An ability to produce small, complex batches of components to tight tolerances to provide the high quality standards required for our customers
  • Be a team player and be able to work to tight deadlines

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of sliding head lathes and/or spark eroders would be advantageous
  • Experience of working within an ISO9001 quality system
  • Familiar with Lean/ 5S principles

Headcorn Road  |  Staplehurst  |  Tonbridge  |  Kent  |  TN12 0DS  |  UK

Tel : +44 (0) 1580 891521  Fax : +44 (0) 1580 893345

® MuMetal is a registered trademark of Carpenter Technology Corporation
® MuRoom is a registered trademark of Magnetic Shields Limited
® Cryophy is a registered trademark of Aperam Alloys