Plastic Injection Mould Technician

Job Title: Plastic Injection Mould Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Verwood, Dorset
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: December 18
Reference: BBBH13162_1544458620
Contact Name: Kristy Moore
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 10, 2018 16:17

Job Description

We have a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, capable and experienced Plastic Moulding Injection Technician who will be managing another team member.

Job Summary

This is an excellent post for an enthusiastic individual to secure stability, security and potential further career progression within a fast growing company.

The successful applicant must be able to work in a fast paced environment and be able to hit the ground running. You must be a strong and confident communicator, be self-motivated, and able to work as part of a team.

*Plastic Moulding Injection Technician
*Important they are methodical and good at problem solving
*Monday - Thursday 6pm - 7am
*Work 48 hours, but paid for 50
*Must be experienced in this field
*Will be in charge of one person

You will work within the Manufacturing department, this role will offer a unique opportunity to be involved in the implementation of innovative products and initiatives to help improve both efficiencies and waste. Applicants will be experienced and possess excellent technical knowledge of plastics and polymers and have substantial experience of working on hydraulic Injection Moulding machines.

As an Injection Moulding Operator, you will be involved in the setting and changing of mould tools, validation of new tooling and the analysis of defect, fixture or machining problems.

Duties, but not limited to:

*Ensure optimization of machines and equipment to achieve continuous production.
*Working strictly to the Health & Safety Policy.
*Set machine and processing equipment to specification.
*Carryout tool changes to procedures and to standard tool change times.
*Working with development teams to introduce new materials, productions or processing technology.
*Identification of tooling conditions and repairs required.
*Ensure all validated processes are running within the defined scope of the process parameters.
*Perform any other duties as may be reasonably requested
Skills and Competencies:
*plastics injection moulding experience.
*Knowledge of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing desirable.
*Knowledge of the properties and processing behaviour of polymer materials.
*Basic knowledge of electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
*Familiar with analytical/diagnostic tools, SPC, 6's, SMED.
*Health and Safety issues Codes of practice relevant to the industry.
*Experience in communicating actively & effectively to team members.
*Demonstrated hands on experience of tool changes, first & last off approvals & process start-ups.
*Good mechanical aptitude numerate and literate skills.
*Team player - Willing to train other employees and learn additional skills where required.
*formal training in plastics processing.
*Experience of Setting machines / Optimising processes / Process trials & validation.

The candidate would ideally be trained to IMT4 which is the highest training award given by the "Polymer Training & Innovation Centre" - PTIC. However IMT3 candidates are still very much acceptable

This is an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to work in a stable long standing team, with excellent career prospects.

If you would like to apply or hear further information please email Kristy

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