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GRS - Isando

Reporting to: 

Maintenance Manager - Isando


An opportunity exists at GRS – Isando for an Internal Sales Support with the following requirements:


Main purpose of the job


As a Toolmaker, you play a critical role in manufacturing operations by designing, creating, and maintaining tools, dies, moulds, and fixtures used in production processes. You'll work closely with maintenance and production teams to ensure the efficiency and quality of manufacturing processes.

Minimum required Qualifications and Experience required
  • Matric / Grade 12

  • Qualified Tool- and Die Maker (Olifantsfontein Qualification) Red Seal

  • Minimum 10 years experience in the factory environment (Preferably Steel)

  • Work from blue prints, shop drawings and sketches

  • Work independently with little direction

  • Working with various machines, lathes, milling machines, surface grinders to machine parts to specifications

  • Verifies dimensions, alignments and clearances

  • Sharpening of various equipment, die sets, cut off tools, stamping and punching tools

  • Valid Drivers Licence

  • Own reliable vehicle

Technical Competence
  • Inspect, maintain, repair and overhaul various tool and die sets

  • Using a variety of test equipment, meters, powered and non powered tools and equipment

  • Install and develop new tool and die sets

  • Measures, marks and scribes metal stock for machining

  • Must be able to use his own initiative

  • General maintenance

  • Service equipment (Maintenance schedules and preventative)

  • Order raw materials

  • Awareness and advises employer of any hazard in factory environment

Behavioural Competence
  • Adhering to all work-site safety rules and regulations.

  • Excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work independently without supervision and meet tight deadlines.

  • Physically fit and healthy and ability to work at heights.

  • Ability to perform under pressure.

  • Ability to work in team.

  • Ensure that tooling is serviced and set up to the correct specification, available for production with all necessary equipment and fittings in line with planning requirements.

  • Perform preventative maintenance on tool and dies.

  • Troubleshoot issues with tool and dies to ensure production needs are met.

  • Maintain and upgrade fixtures and gages.

  • Leads employees in good die maintenance and build practices.

  • Instructs in general machining practices.

  • Makes decisions and judgements about proper course of action for repairs and maintenance.

  • Maintains good safety and housekeeping practices.

  • Demonstrates good short- and long-term decision making and trouble shooting skills, tool room machining practices, safety, diagnosis of problems and course of action, and tool room repair and maintenance work.

  • Responsible for providing and implementing process improvement ideas.

  • Promotes teamwork and shows a willingness to work well in other departments.

  • Demonstrates good work planning practices to do jobs in a very timely, efficient and safe manner.

  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the Factory/position

  • Respond to call outs after hours

  • Work nightshift when required

  • Work overtime when required

Key Performance Areas
  • Develop blueprints and technical drawings for tools, dies, moulds, and fixtures based on engineering specifications.

  • Utilize various machine tools and equipment such as lathes, milling machines, grinders, and CNC machines to fabricate tools with precision.

  • Choose appropriate materials for tool fabrication based on factors like durability, heat resistance, and cost-effectiveness.

  • Conduct thorough inspections and testing of finished tools to ensure they meet design specifications and quality standards.

  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on tools to prolong their lifespan and optimize performance.

  • Work closely with maintenance and production personnel to understand their requirements and provide technical support.

  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and contribute to the development of more efficient tooling solutions.


Market Related, commensurate with the Company policy


Closing date

Close of business 6th June 2024


Please forward a detailed CV to

Please copy/inform your line Manager when applying for any internal vacancy


“Our recruitment process is in line with our employment equity policy”


A short list of qualified candidates will be drawn up within a week after the closing date and these applicants will be contacted for an interview. If you have not heard from us within 5 days after the closing date, you may assume that your application was not successful.

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