Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace, Greyabbey has an exciting opportunity for a Tool Setter.

  • Full Time Permanent Contract
  • 38 hours per week, day shift.
  • Job location: Greyabbey, BT22 2QE
  • Unionised site – works in partnership with Unite the Union.

To set, control, report and manage tooling requirements of all the machines in the Shop floor.

Perks and Benefits

  • A company culture that promotes work life balance
  • Access to mental health support
  • Business performance related bonus
  • Career development opportunities
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Perkbox - includes monthly treats and discounts from selected restaurants, cinemas, shops etc
  • Long Service Awards
  • Enhanced Holiday Entitlement based on length of service
  • Free parking

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assembling the cutting tools with holders, Balancing the tool assembly, check the dimensions once the assembly is complete
  • Running of the tool pre setter machine, management of tool crib area and tooling cabinets
  • Interface with Production team to get the tools built up in timely manner and as per the requirements defined by the Engineer
  • Participates in company engineering development projects
  • Provides support and assistance to any new part introduction by building up the required tooling in advance and report to the Engineer if any issues found while building the tool assemblies
  • Communicating with Engineering if any issues found while building the tools and getting the documents amended for any errors
  • Manage tool regrinding data to reduce tooling cost/spend in line with budget assumptions
  • Work with Engineering to standardise tooling across the site
  • Any other reasonable duties as requested by management

Position Requirements


  • Good General Education
  • Time Served Apprenticeship or 3 years CNC Machining shop-floor experience


  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience
  • Knowledge of multi-discipline Engineering fundamentals
  • Knowledge of multi-discipline engineering practices, processes and procedures
  • An understanding of aerospace materials and standard hardware
  • Previous experience of different tooling types and uses
  • Good knowledge of CNC Machining
  • Awareness of CNC Machines and controls
  • Tooling and Fixturing knowledge
  • Experience of working to budgets

Key Competencies:

  • Commercially aware
  • Computer Literate with good Excel knowledge

Other skills/Abilities


  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of sector


  • Ability to listen and focus
  • Work on own initiative

Personal Attributes:

  • Clear, concise communicator
  • Organised and methodical
  • Takes ownership of problems

About us:

Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, defence and space agencies worldwide. The organization officially adopted the name “Magellan Aerospace Corporation” in 1996; deriving it from the intrepid explorer Ferdinand Magellan. His global exploits at the turn of the 15th century established a number of firsts, so the company’s vision has been to carry this same legacy into the future of the aerospace industry.

At Magellan, we have over 80 years of collective knowledge and experience in the aerospace industry, and believe one truth: People create value. Employees are our greatest resource in working towards a successful future, and together we build professional relationships that thrive. We know that personal development is fundamental to the success of every individual, and every individual is fundamental to the success of our business, so we invest in our employees and provide excellent career progression opportunities. When you are part of Magellan, you are part of the team!

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