Position Title:
SENIOR INJECTION MOULDING TECHNICIAN

Work Location:
LINTON PLASTIC MOULDERS LTD – SUDBURY · SUFFOLK

Reports To:
PRODUCTION MANAGER

Natural Work Team:
FABRICATION DEPARTMENT

Clock / Salary:
Dependent on skills, aptitude and experience level

Hours of Work:
07:30 – 17:00
MONDAY TO FRIDAY
(HOLIDAY COVER WILL BE REQUIRED WHEN SETTERS ARE ABSENT)
(1/2 Hour Lunch Break) 45 hours p.w

Linton’s Plastic Moulders are seeking a Senior Injection Moulding Technician to join their small but highly skilled team. The ideal candidate will have experience in corepulling, working in a manufacturing environment with supervisory responsibilities alongside knowledge and experience of ISO9011 – 2008/2015.

​You will be responsible for:
  • Overseeing the shifts, in terms of management of staff, management of production and quality targets and to ensure the smooth running of the production processes.
  • Taking responsibility of the quality and product that is produced within the shift, in line with the company’s quality systems, processes and procedures.
  • Setting machine controls to regulate temperature, moulding pressure and cycle time according to the specification/procedures for each job card.
  • Ensuring that each operator is completely aware of all aspects of the work they are given to do and understand the importance of Quality checking and hourly checking procedures

For further details, please refer to the Job Description below.

Applicants should:
  • Possess knowledge and experience with the implementation of ISO9001-2008 / 2015 transition.
  • Have minimum 3 years working in a manufacturing environment as a Shift Supervisor or within an equivalent capacity. Ideally from a plastics background.
  • Have experience working on the following injection moulding machines would be an advantage: Sandretto, Boy, Arburg, Negri Bossi, Sarac. Correct training will be given if required.
  • Have experience of corepulling.
  • Hold a full clean driving licence.

JOB PURPOSE:
To manage the shift, machines and all Injection Setters. To ensure the smooth running of the production process and guarantee that all products are produced to the stated specifications. Responsible for targets and deadlines to enable order deadlines to be met. To ensure that all employees comply with the company’s Health and Safety procedures.
PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

PRODUCTION/QA:
  • Overseeing the shifts, in terms of management of staff, management of production and quality targets and to ensure the smooth running of the production processes.
  • To take responsibility of the quality and product that is produced within the shift, in line with the company’s quality systems, processes and procedures.
  • Manage, develop and motivate employees.
  • Monitor measure and report on production related process performance, general issues.
  • To ensure good communication is given either verbally or written to all members of staff.
  • To ensure that Health and Safety rules and regulations are adhered to during the shifts and all matters relating to this, are dealt with, using the resources within the company, in line with the companies Health and Safety policy.
  • Use problem solving and troubling shooting skills to ensure that all team members can identify root causes and take fast effective action to resolve the problems in hand.
  • To work closely with the General Manager and Production Quality Engineer to ensure production handovers are effectively communicated.
  • To ensure that the training skills are met for current and future demands of the shift.
  • To have an active role in the companies continuous improvement plan to achieve plans for future growth within the company.
  • Maintain housekeeping standards to ensure a clean and safe workplace.
  • All employees are responsible for ensuring company resources are used in an effective manner to ensure best operating costs.
  • Be able to make appropriate decisions whilst following the companies’ organisational structure.

MACHINE SETTING:
  • To set the correct tool into the moulding machine as required by the LPMRC Job Card, using clamps, bolts and hand tools as necessary.
  • To set machine controls to regulate temperature, moulding pressure and cycle time according to the specification/procedures for each job card
  • To ensure the correct raw materials are added to the hopper and then commence production.
  • To remove First Off for each job and take to the Administrator with the Job Card for processing and issue of correct raw materials.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that the machine operator is aware of the necessary work required of them for the correct quality of the finished product.
  • When the job is finished to remove the Last Off and store with the tooling in the correct racking. Give the completed job card to the administrator for completion.
  • To carry out minor repairs and maintenance as required throughout the shift or liaise with the approved subcontractors.
  • To liaise with the General Manager to ensure smooth running of the shop floor and organisation of the work schedule.
  • To report any problems, breakdowns, staffing issues etc. to the General Manager or Administrator in a timely fashion.
  • To ensure that all machines are set and ready to run for the Operators to commence their shift.
  • To ensure that each operator is completely aware of all aspects of the work they are given to do and understand the importance of Quality checking and hourly checking procedures.
  • To ensure that all product is correctly labelled and identifiable including anything in the regrind room.
 
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Knowledge and experience with the implementation of ISO9001-2008 / 2015 transition.
  • Minimum 3 years working in a manufacturing environment as a Shift Supervisor or within an equivalent capacity. Ideally from a plastics background.
  • Experience working on the following injection moulding machines would be an advantage: Sandretto, Boy, Arburg, Negri Bossi, Sarac. Correct training will be given if required.
  • Have experience of corepulling.
  • Hold a full clean driving licence.

PERSONAL SKILLS / ATTRIBUTES:
  • Able to oversee staff effectively and efficiently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to plan and organise within strict deadlines
  • Excellent team worker, with the ability and self-discipline to work alone effectively
  • Positive approach to production support and customer service
  • Highly driven and self-motivated
  • Maintains a professional attitude, keeps calm and controlled
  • Confident working in a demanding and pressurised environment
  • Adaptable and flexible in approach to change
  • Proactive decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to use conceptual thinking and awareness to generate new ideas
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