Tool Room Lead

Southampton | Aviation

Hamble Aerostructures, part of the Aernnova group of companies, are a leading aerostructures organisation specialising in the design, manufacturing and services of aerostructures and components such as wings, empennages and fuselage sections.

Job Description

The Tool Room Lead is responsible for the oversight and day to day staff management of toolmakers and tooling asset control of ~26,000 jigs and fixtures.

This role includes leading the completion of technical tool room activities and project support within the tool room, tooling maintenance and tooling audit function.

Reporting to the Military, RTW & Legacy Assembly ME Manager the Tool Room Lead is responsible for ensuring the internal value stream and customers' needs are met regarding the safe storage and asset management for military and civil programs. This role ensures both internal and external communication and coordination at all business levels to ensure projects (ToW, NPI, Refurbishment Work packages) are executed in line with the departmental priorities/business needs. The role also works in collaboration with site configuration and the core manufacturing technical teams in supporting manufacturing document on is managed within the MCS and CMAS and WQN systems.

Essential Responsibilities:

This is a key cross functional position, with interaction among all onsite support functions and the supplier base that will drive cross-functional execution to exceed milestone and program targets for NPIs and Industrialisation and sustaining tooling activities.

  • Supervision and oversight of shop floor tool maintenance/toolmaker team
  • Tool room EHS compliance KPIs
  • TRN processing (Tooling Requests) and TRN KPIs
  • Stores, lifts and tooling movements and shipping/receipt
  • Receipt and dispatch paperwork
  • Technical documentation configuration: MCS/CMAS/WQN/DQN
  • MP uploading for all value streams
  • WQN support/uploads
  • ToW & Tooling data support/ configuration and business transfer readiness
  • CODA purchasing requisitions representation and order management/user
  • ME Team calibration compliance monitoring
  • Capacity chart routine update coordination
  • Team TMS support
  • Skills matrix support

Qualifications / Preferences:

  • Team leadership/task management
  • EHS Awareness
  • Tooling and tooling Technical awareness
  • Tooling re-certification awareness
  • Other Relevant experience shall also be considered
  • Basic Excel and project coordination skills
  • Ability to identify/track metrics and drive continuous improvement.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to clearly communicate to internal/external customers and suppliers.
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams.
  • Ability to interface with varied levels from Operators to Plant Management.
  • Self-directed, highly detail oriented, organized, flexible and a strong team player.
  • Relevant experience in a manufacturing/engineering environment
  • Basic Proficiency in Microsoft (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Experience in using customer interfaces ATAME etc.

Desired Characteristics:

Ability to thrive in a team environment with stringent regulatory requirements and high performance expectations.
Ability to stay focused and motivated in a product focused, cross-functional team environment.
Experience in a manufacturing/tooling environment

Note : The above is intended as a guide and is by no means exhaustive therefore activities may be included to suit business needs as and when required

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required

What you will get from Hamble Aerostructures

Code of Ethics expresses who Hamble Aerostructures are: A competitive and profitable company that conducts business in an ethical framework of commitment to employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders, communities and institutions.

Hamble Aerostructures actively promotes environmental protection in their designs, considering the environmental impact throughout the product life cycle and through continuous improvement of its products and processes

Benefits of working for Hamble Aerostructures include:

  • 26-days holiday as standard (plus the ability to buy/sell holiday)
  • 10% employer pension contribution
  • Life cover
  • Private medical health care (after 2-years of service)
  • Discounted Costco membership
  • Onsite parking
  • Onsite gym and restaurant

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16/12/2023 18:30:00
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