Job Type
Full-Time Regular
United Kingdom

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace Blackpool has an exciting opportunity for a Tooling Engineer.

  • Full Time Permanent Contract
  • 40 hours per week
  • Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 4:30pm / Friday 7:30am – 1:30pm
  • Job location: Blackpool Business Park, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, FY4 2RP
  • Unionised site – works in partnership with Unite the Union.
  • This role is governed by ITAR, restrictions may apply

To work directly with Production Management to set, control, report and manage tooling requirements of all the machines in the Production department and to explore options to improve tooling usage and overall cost savings in conjunction with tooling suppliers.

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
  • Blackpool Transport 'Travel to Work Scheme' member - includes discounts on local transport routes

Essential Responsibilities

  • To assemble the cutting tools with holders, balance the tool assembly and check the dimensions once the assembly is complete
  • Responsible for the overall management of the tool crib area and tooling cabinets on site and to run the tool pre-setter machine
  • To have direct interface with the Production team to ensure tools are built up in a timely manner in line with Engineering requirements in order to avoid any disruption to production
  • Have an active participation in engineering development projects providing knowledge expertise where required
  • Willing provide support and assistance to the introduction of any new parts to the business through the preparation and build up of the required tooling in advance reporting any issues found to the Engineering department
  • Maintain good lines of communication with the Engineering department at all times ensuring any daily tooling issues are reported promptly and arranging for any document updates to be actioned where required
  • To manage the tooling re-grind data with a view of seeking ways to reduce tooling cost/spend and to keep in line with budget assumptions
  • Work directly with the Engineering department to standardise tooling across the site
  • Contribute to a positive working environment providing support to others where required and maintaining a high standard of workmanship and productivity whilst being able to work with minimal supervision
  • Actively support and contribute to the continuous improvement programme and lean manufacturing whilst continually reviewing working practices to remove and reduce waste and non-value adding activities
  • To carry out and promote good housekeeping and maintenance of working environment including keeping shopfloor free of spills
  • Work in a safe manner complying with all risk assessments and procedures in line with company Health and Safety policy, reporting and logging any Health & Safety incidents that occur ensuring team members adhere to Health & Safety policies at all times including the use of PPE
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties as required by management in support of a changing business environment in order to achieve organisational requirements

Skills / Knowledge Requirements


  • Good general education is essential
  • Time served apprenticeship is desirable



  • 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 material and standard hardware
  • Previous experience of different tooling types and uses
  • Good knowledge of CNC machining
  • Awareness of CNC machines and controls
  • Tooling and fixture knowledge


  • Experience of working to budgets

Key Competencies:

  • Commercially aware
  • Computer literate with good Excel knowledge

Other skills/ Abilities / Personal Attributes:


  • 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
  • Team player
  • Committed to best practice
  • Good eye for precise detail

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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