Current Vacancies at HV Wooding Ltd ...

We currently have the following vacancies:

  • Experienced Press Setter
  • Press Toolmaker

Experienced Press Setter

We are looking to recruit an experienced Press Setter to work in our busy Press Shop.

The main responsibilities in this position will be to ensure that the presses and any other related equipment are set in a safe and reliable way whilst maintaining optimum production levels. Working to daily / weekly schedules to ensure that operators and other resources are being used in the most efficient manner to meet the required targets. You will also be responsible for the serviceability and safety of all equipment and machines used by staff within the section.

You will need to –

Be able to read engineering drawings

  • Have the ability to use specialised measuring equipment
  • Have a good working knowledge and understanding of power presses
  • Have a good understanding of how to set power presses
  • Be press guard trained
  • Have a good problem-solving ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be flexible
  • Have good communication skills
This is a full-time permanent position working a 39-hour week

Mon to Thursday starting at 8am finishing at 5pm and on Fridays starting at 8am finishing at 1pm

In return, we offer you the opportunity to develop a good career within our company with competitive rates of pay, death in service benefit after 12 months employment, company contributory pension scheme and free parking with a friendly, supportive and approachable management team in a customer focused company.

Press Tool Maker

We are looking to recruit a toolmaker for our busy tool room to repair and modify tooling and to assist in the continuous improvement of tooling by means of experience and knowledge. Toolmaking in presswork with an apprenticeship would be preferred.

The ideal candidate should be able to work under their own initiative and have the ability to solve day to day tooling issues and be able to work to tight deadlines.

Knowledge of working in a similar environment is essential for this role as is being a good team player

The main duties will be:

  • Manufacturing jigs, fixtures, and new tools
  • Repair and planned preventative maintenance on existing tools
  • Carry out tool repairs to multistage progression tools and second operation tools and fixtures
  • Modify tooling to improve production
  • To assist in the continuous improvement ideas for making tooling more reliable
  • To assist in the training of apprentices and trainees as required

Knowledge and experience on process improvements within manufacturing is required incorporating lean work and 5S on production lines.

If you wish to apply please contact Jennie Olson on 01303 236538 or e mail your CV to

If you feel that you have the skills we are looking for, please send your CV to Jennie Olson, HR Officer via e-mail using this link.

Alternatively send your CV to:
Jennie Olson,
HR Officer,
HV Wooding Ltd,
Range Road,
Kent, CT21 6HG

If you would like us to send you a general application form, please contact Jennie Olson on 01303 236538 or by email.