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Toolcare Engineer

About Crown

As the world leader in metal packaging technology, Crown designs and manufactures a wide range of innovative and sustainable metal packaging solutions on a global scale. Our customers are some of the world’s largest and most-respected FMCG brands.


In response to market growth, we are building our largest Plant yet and Peterborough will be its home. The Peterborough Plant will be a key site within the Bevcan EMEA Business. Crown Peterborough will benefit from state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and modern practices to support high-speed and highly automated beverage can making capable of producing 3 billion cans per annum. The Plant will operate 24 hours per day on a continuous shift system, 360 days per annum and will employ approximately 280 people.


This is an exciting time in our business and joining Crown Peterborough offers you the opportunity to grow and develop your skills in an expanding industry. Crown was founded on valuing and promoting sustainability and this focus remains essential to our long-term future.

About this opportunity

Your work environment: We currently have a vacancy for (x5) Toolcare Engineers reporting to the Tool Shop Supervisor based at Peterborough (UK). The Peterborough Plant is a greenfield site and will be home to state-of-the-art machinery and technologies, the new build facility operates within the Bevcan EMEA region. The Plant will operate 24 hours per day on a continuous shift system, 360 days per annum and will employ approximately 280 people. This is an excellent opportunity for enthusiastic, ambitious individuals to join a multinational organisation, with the scope to provide worldwide opportunities. We take pride in meeting and exceeding our customers’ needs. But more than that, we are passionate people who, together, participate in building a better, more sustainable word through innovate, diversity and creativity.


Your mission in CROWN: The successful candidate will service, maintain, re-assemble and ensure a quality supply of machine tool parts associated with the manufacture of beverage cans.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Service tooling by stripping down and polishing and, where applicable, replacing with new parts
  • Reset parts to specified heights and dimensions
  • Re-assemble component parts of tools to operational capability and standards
  • Fit tooling into production machinery to effect efficient start-up after maintenance and breakdown
  • Operate maintenance schedules for tooling
  • Monitor condition of tooling; recommend and effect tooling changes in line with tooling performance
  • Ensure required spare tooling is available to required quantity level
  • Refurbish all spare tooling in stock
  • Despatch appropriate parts for re-conditioning outside the plant
  • Manufacture unit spares for tooling using a full range of engineering machines (lathes, millers, grinders, etc.)
  • Manufacture small component parts for production machinery (eg bushes, pins, guards, etc.)
  • Manufacture, fit and maintain machine guards, where required
  • Re-dress grinding machine wheels
  • Maintain all safe working practices as required by Health & Safety Legislation and Power Press Regulations

Additional Duties

  • When production demands, determine, operate, maintain, repair and improve all production machinery to produce maximum output of the required quality
  • Comply with all administration procedures associated with tooling maintenance
  • Assist in trials and installation commissioning of equipment as directed by immediate Manager
  • Work flexibly in any work area as far as safety and capability allows.


About you: The successful candidate will possess the following skills:


  • Experience using coordinate measuring machines


  • CNC machining experience
  • Ideally experience should have been gained within a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Beverage can making experience but full training will be offered
  • Experience of apprenticeship processes, mentoring aspiring engineers and training apprentices as they cycle through the toolcare department

In return you will receive:

  • A competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • An attractive contributory pension scheme
  • Private health insurance and subsided dental care
  • Life assurance scheme
  • On site canteen
  • Cycle to work scheme


What can Crown offer you?

  • The opportunity to build a career in an international, multi-cultural environment
  • To be rewarded fairly and promoted based on merit and performance 
  • Professional and personal development through training and work experiences
  • Strong engagement and commitment to the safety of our employees 


Join us and become part of an international team of professionals who are passionate about sustainable packaging!  


Equal opportunities

Crown is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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Toolcare Engineer

Requisition ID:  1729

Peterborough, GB, PE2 7LB

Functional Area:  Manufacturing
Experience Level:  Experienced professional
Type of Contract:  Permanent

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