Tool Maker and Programmer

  • Full Time
  • , South Africa

SA Ladder


A position has become available for a Tool Maker and Programmer to join our dynamic team, based in Alrode.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the repair, maintenance and improvement to all tooling dies, jigs, fixtures and fittings for press tools, CNC equipment; in line with production and customer requirements to support business objectives.
  • Support new tooling for new product introductions to ensure the robustness of product builds.
  • Assist in the design of tools for new product introduction and designs single or multiple station tools such as form and trim dies, fixtures and gages.
  • Work on many phases or sub-tasks of projects or entire projects of moderate complexity, with results impacting on project completion.

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Qualified Tradesman minimum requirement
  • Basic Programming Skills
  • Feature Cam 2.5 (program milling machines)
  • CAD experience on Autodesk
  • A minimum of 5-years experience
  • Experiencing in Aluminium, Fibreglass, Steel and Injection Moulding Manufacturing Industry
  • Mechanical Engineering background will be advantageous
  • Ability to design and maintain new and existing tools


  • Fanuc CNC Lathe programming
  • Syntec milling machine
  • Wire cutter – Saxon
  • Spark eroder – Saxon
  • Pipe bender
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Good Technical Skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Self -starter
  • Proactive engagement
  • Sober habits
  • Deadline driven

Managerial Skills:

  • Leadership skills
  • Delegating and giving instructions
  • Excellent in Planning, Organising, Controlling Toolroom

Package & Remuneration

Market Related

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