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Area: South Africa, Western Cape
Sector: Engineering
Posted: 3 July 2024

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An integrated technology group is looking for a Toolmaker in Cape Town.  

Tool and Die Makers are precision metal workers who craft tools and metal forms for stamping and forging operations. Analyse design specifications, cut and shape metal, assemble parts, and test completed products for use in manufacturing facilities. 


  • Responsible for making precision tools/parts (such as jigs, molds, dies and progression press tool assemblies
  • Special guides and holding devices, which are used in the manufacturing process to make products
  • Work with variety of materials including metals, alloys, plastics, and ceramics etc
  • Monitor tools produced to identify and implement any necessary modification and repairs
  • Monitor of tools used on the manufacturing line to ensure efficient run rates
  • Knowledge and understand computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines, a solid background in a variety of technical and IT processes
  • Assembling, fitting, and repairing of tools
  • Working according to engineering drawings to measure and mark the design for a tool and/or part
  • Use hand tools such as files, hacksaws, grinders etc
  • Use of machinery such as lathes, presses, milling machines, CNC machines, tool & cutter grinders to cut, shape or form tools or parts
  • Knowledge and understand 2D and 3D computer aided design and manufacturing software (CAD/CAM)
  • Use Precision measurement instruments such as micrometers, gauges, clocks, vernier calipers etc
  • Check parts and/or tools dimensions according drawing tolerances
  • Attending machine breakdowns to identify the root cause and solve the problem in Toolroom
  • Tool maintenance and compiling reports
  • Creating and reading of engineering drawings
  • Understanding CNC coding language
  • Any other tooling related functions as instructed by the line manager


  • Matric (Grade 12)
  • Tool, Jig and Die Maker/ Fitter and Turner Trade 
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in designing tools (press tools is imperative) and fixtures for manufacturing environment 
  • Tool Making Technician 
  • English and Afrikaans. 

Competencies & Skills: 

  • Understanding of product manufactured and technologies employed
  • Knowledge of company ERP system and other company systems
  • Knowledge of company system and procedures
  • Knowledge of the OHSA and or any other regulatory acts which may affect the company
  • ISO45001 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel Advanced, Word, and MS Project)
  • Drafting and design skills
  • Knowledge on Solid Edge, CAD, Edge Cam and Feature CAM
  • Good communications skills (verbal/non-verbal) 
  • Effective decision maker and results oriented 
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving ability 
  • Conflict handling and resolution skills 
  • Ability to work in a high-pressured environment