Department/Site: Toolroom in Southwell site
Line Manager: Tooling & Design Lead

The purpose of this role is to manufacture precision consumable tooling for production departments in line with the production plan, and to support the engineering department when required.

  • Day/Night shifts on a 2 week rota
  • 37.5 hrs/week
  • Mon – Thurs = 8.5hrs (unpaid 1/2hr lunch); Fri = 5.5hrs (no lunch)
  • Night shift: 3 x 10hrs Mon-Weds; 1 x 7.5hrs Thurs
  • Shift premium (Mon – Sat overtime x1.5; Sun overtime x2; night shifts, time-and-a-third)


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Operate toolroom equipment consisting of milling machines, lathes, surface grinders, wire EDMs, and spark erosion equipment competently.
  • Produce components to engineering drawings to a high level.
  • Identify improvements and manufacturing methods within the department to increase efficiency and output.
  • Maintain works order paperwork and booking through Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • Follow the Company’s safety culture policy; Think, Plan, Take Your Time, Always Intervene.
  • Suggest and assist with improvement recommendations for the department or Company.
  • Report and hazards or near misses using iAuditor.
  • Always represent and promote our Company and our values in a positive light in line with Company policies.
  • Perform any other duties as reasonably required by your manager or a Director.
  • Attend training to develop relevant knowledge, techniques, and skills.
  • Perform role in line with Advanex Fundamentals whilst demonstrating Company Core Values.


All roles and responsibilities to be carried out in accordance with the Quality Management System (Work Instructions, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and Good Documentation Practices (GDP)), good housekeeping, departmental, and Company procedures.


Person Specification


  • Level 1 Maths and English or equivalent
  • Time-served apprenticeship
  • Minimum 5 years experience in toolroom environment
  • Previous experience of toolroom equipment: milling, lathes, surface grinders, wire & die sink EDMs
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to follow instructions and processes
  • Strong work ethic
  • Positive ‘will do’ attitude
  • Enthusiasm and desire to learn
  • Motivated working alone and as part of a busy team
  • Able to work with stakeholders/customers appropriate to the role
  • Good timekeeping and attendance.



  • GCSEs (A-C grades including Maths and English (or equivalent)
  • NVQ level 2 or 3
  • BTEC engineering qualification
  • AutoCAD – Solidworks
  • Work on own initiative
  • Experience using EFACS or similar ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system
  • Willing to go the ‘extra mile’ to achieve the correct outcome.


All Employees

  • To take responsible care for yourself and others during work activities in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work regulations – either correcting or notifying a team member or the management team of any unsafe working practices.
  • To strive to maintain quality in line with the Company management systems and procedures – alerting a member of the management team of any issue of quality or risk.
  • To ensure that production and manufacturing schedules are in line with Company energy targets – being aware of our own responsibilities to save energy and power consumption and alerting a member of the management team where potential negative impact is caused by working practices.
  • To assist Production Managers, Heads of Department and Leaders in promoting a positive and proactive Health and Safety culture.
  • In accordance with the management of Health and Safety at Work regulations and other relevant Health and Safety legislation, you have a duty to take responsible care to yourself and to others who may be affected by your work activities.
  • Shall correctly use all work items provided in accordance with training and instructions received.
  • Shall cooperate with others to enable compliance with statutory duties for Health and Safety.
  • To assist in maintaining a safe working environment for yourself, colleagues, and others by ensuring all areas are free from hazardous obstructions.
  • To ensure that  any work situation which may present a serious and imminent danger is reported immediately to a director/manager/health and safety representative.
  • To either correct or notify management of any unsafe working practices and of any person behaving in an unsafe manner.
  • To be aware of any responsibilities as laid down in Company Health and Safety Policy and relevant risk assessments.


Performance Indicators

  • OTIF for production and development parts
  • Product quality
  • Time and attendance


We Offer

  • A competitive salary
  • A growing company
  • Opportunities and support to develop and learn
  • Excellent, safe work environment
  • Supportive, skilled colleagues



  • 25 holiday days plus bank holidays
  • Discretionary annual bonus (based on company performance)
  • Safety glasses
  • Pension scheme (5% employer contribution)
  • Death-in-service payment (4x salary)
  • Employee assistance programme (including free counselling, GP appointments, cost reimbursement for dental, optical, physio etc.)


If you think this could be your next role, then please send your CV and a covering letter to – we are looking forward to hearing from you.


* Please note we are unable to provide visa sponsorship
** No agencies please – we have a trusted and valued PSL in place

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