Fitter Team Leader

Employer Information



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The Company:
Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd is an innovative, world class supplier of high quality, technically complex automotive components. Based in Carrickfergus, Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd is a proud member of the Ryobi Group.  With the help of our Japanese parent company we can bring the latest technological advances to our European Customers.

Ryobi’s vision is to maintain a sustainable business by achieving the best results for our customers, maximising the potential of every employee through mutual respect, trust and teamwork. Our mission is to be the Number 1 Die Casting Company in Europe, to build upon our current customer base and increase market share, and to satisfy customer and shareholder requirements.

The role:

  1. Attend regular meetings to communicate with other departments to plan & review Die modifications, improvements, schedules & customer requirements
  2. Organise haulage for transporting dies to sub-contractors, including loading / unloading lorries with die tooling & completing all relevant paper work
  3. Liaise with sub-contractors via email, phone calls & meetings to discuss die tooling modifications, schedules etc.
  4. Stock control of die tooling spares on Lean Lift storage equipment
  5. Create check sheets for new products
  6. Quality checks using 3D scanning equipment & software & sophisticated measuring instruments
  7. Set / monitor KPIs activities to improve performance
  8. Create Machining requests & set machining priority list
  9. Co-ordinate the daily activities of Die Maintenance team including shift rotation, breaks, planning Die service schedules, see through Die modifications & urgent breakdowns.
  10. Record daily work reports. Oversee work of other Die Maintenance personnel as required.
  11. Train Die Maintenance Technicians & Operators.
  12. Monitor and complete all required paperwork and confirm its accuracy & update die availability board

Please see attached job description for more duties.

Essential criteria:

  • NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (Candidates with a lesser qualification, significant relevant experience and a commitment to personal development will also be considered
  • 5 year's experience within Tooling Maintenance
  • IT literate, proficient in MS Office and Excel
  • Currently operating at Senior Technician Die Maintenance level
  • Able to lead and motivate a team
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Customer focus and teamwork skills
  • High level of initiative and self-motivation
  • Problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy

Desirable criteria:

  • Previous experience within a manufacturing/tooling environment
  • Experience of Toolmaking
  • Method of repair for tooling 
  • Timed served within engineering environment

Shortlisting and Interviews:

  • Shortlisting – 2nd October 2023
  • Interviews – 5th October 2023

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous employer pension contributions
  • A health cash plan
  • Discount scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Service-related holidays
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free car parking
  • Learning and Development opportunities and support
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Service awards
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