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Vacancies within plastics, injection moulding and packaging sectors
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QUALITY MANAGER (9-Month Contract)


Our client a successful, specialised manufacturing company producing products and components for a niche market require an experienced Quality Manager to work a 9-month contract.
To provide temporary maintenance and improvement to the Quality Management System. To manage day-to-day functions of the Quality Engineering team.

Working in a modern manufacturing environment, with a plastic injection moulding environment.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Maintaining the certification to ISO 9001
Monitoring and reporting performance of the Quality Management System
Ensuring timely completion of QMS audit schedule
Resolving customer complaints
Monitoring and resolving internal issues
Promoting continuous improvement
Monitoring supplier performance
Maintaining systems and procedure documentation
Maintaining and improving inspection techniques, including the use of SPC

Greater London/Berks £40k



We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Works / Maintenance Engineer with our client a highly successful manufacturing company producing high quality products and components for a niche market.
If you have experience of leading and motivating a maintenance team within a fast moving manufacturing environment, preferably with a plastic injection background will be advantageous.

Primary Purpose:
 Report directly to the Manufacturing Manager
 Lead, manage and develop the maintenance resource ensuring site equipment is maintained to a high standard of safety, availability and cost efficiency in line with the business KPI’s.
 Continuation of the current PPM process across all equipment, support the maintenance team to challenge existing processes and improve practices.
 To justify and implement 'Continuous Improvement' changes enabling the site to improve OEE and productivity targets.

Key Responsibilities:
 Provide leadership and direction for team, ensuring safe systems of work, training and competence, whilst encouraging a continuous improvement culture.
 Ensure compliance with all aspects of health and safety, providing assistance and advice to the team including carrying out appropriate risk assessments.
 Continually seek to develop and improve the existing Engineering processes and methods in the production environment through data collection and problem solving techniques.
 Develop the engineering team to meet the maintenance and capital needs of the business whilst minimising costs.
 Provision of cost efficient site maintenance services, and define/control of the TPM programme aligned to the business KPI’s.

Person Profile
Technical qualifications & experience:
 Experience of leading and motivating a maintenance team within a fast moving manufacturing environment
 Plastic injection moulding experience is an advantage
 Continuous Improvement mindset, particularly in the area of supporting Preventative Maintenance Planning
 Either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering background
 Proven problem solving skills with evidence of root cause analysis
 Working knowledge of lean tools and methodologies would be advantageous

Personal skills and qualities:
 Can work calmly and effectively under rigorous time constraints in meeting manufacturing requirements
 Good communication and teamwork skills
 Driven with ‘Can Do’ attitude
 Flexible and approachable

If you have the skills and experience for this role and you'd like to join a progressive and successful company then please click 'APPLY NOW' without delay!

Greater London £45k



As an accomplished injection mould Senior Setter Technician seeking a new opportunity, we understand you are seeking a move to prestigious and successful company, We have an very interesting role with an injection moulding manufacturer.

Working a permanent day shift Monday to Friday, you’ll be responsible for setting, condition, maintain & optimise a variety of injection moulding machines including Boy, Arburg and Negri Bossi within a modern and well-equipped mould shop.

Responsibilities include:
Carry out tool changes are completed in a time and within set quality parameters
• Troubleshooting production issues
• Assist with improving OEE and drive down scrap
• Monitor machines periodically to check output and scrap targets are being achieved
• Liaise with relevant departments to achieve production

You’d need to have a minimum 5 years hands on experience with a plastic injection moulding environment
Ideally have formal training / industry recognised (advantageous but not essential)
Process good trouble shooting and fault-finding skills

Hampshire £Good



We understand you are looking to progress onto the next stage of your career within the plastic injection moulding industry, we have an exciting opportunity with a very good employer and highly successful company.

They are a market leader in their specialised field. A first-tier supplier manufacturing high quality injection moulded products and components. and you'd be working in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on a permanent day shift,

As the plastic injection moulding Process Technician, you'd be required to assist in the effective and efficient running of the mould shop ensuring good quality product, optimisation and minimum spoilage.

• Ensure the efficient running of production lines
• Ensure parts are manufactured to the correct standards and component quality
• Ensure the efficient operation of production machinery
• Maintain quality standards, making the necessary adjustments and modifications to plastic injection moulding machinery
• Identify and analyse faults causing machine stoppages or under performance, and action repairs/improvements
Production Change Reporting (first off’s, last off’s, process changes etc.)

Process Technician

Salary: c.£32k working a continental shift system, 42-hour week avg. (3on/2off - 2on/3off)

Benefits: company car after 12 months (equivalent to £3780), employer pension contributions, occupational health medicals, 28 days holiday

Additionally training and development, competitive company pension scheme (salary sacrifice), Cycle2Work Scheme, employee benefits/retail discounts portal, OH assessments, free fruit, Christmas present.



Bucks £32k plus benefits!



As an experienced plastic injection moulding Setter / Technician we understand you are looking to progress your career with a successful and well-run company. We have an excellent opportunity with a fantastic employer, an award-winning and well-established company working in modern mould shop.

Working a permanent day/continental shift (2on/3off - 3on/2off) 07:00-19:00 rotating, salary £36k

Reporting to your Section Leader you'd be responsible for Setting and Operating of Moulding Machines within your section and assisting in completing orders on time and at the correct quality and cost.

Primary duties:
To carry out mould tool changes and set moulding machines
To produce Products to the correct quality, specifications and procedures.
To maintain and check equipment is to a satisfactory Health & Safety standard.
To liaise with all members of the Department to ensure operations run smoothly
Assisting the Section Leader in maintaining a clean and safe working environment.
To assist in adequately training all staff and encourage a policy of continuous improvement.

A great opportunity with a good company, excellent salary package and scope to enhance and progress your career.

Middlesex c.£36k



As an experienced Quality Technician ideally with a plastics industry background we understand you are looking towards the next stage of your career. We have an exciting opportunity with our client, a highly successful plastic moulding manufacturing company.

You'd be working in a modern manufacturing facility within a busy quality department, your primary responsibilities will include:

The Quality Technician is responsible for ensuring that Manufacturing and Purchasing are supported to ensure that product meets the required specification.
Quality Technician will support the Quality Engineers with dimensional measurements and the inspection and testing of product.
Will be involved in the development of mutually beneficial relationships internally and with our customers.
Assessing conformance of received goods and release.
Programme and operate the CMM, Vision Inspection Equipment and Force Test Equipment.  
Record inspection and test data in report format and compile test results in report format, and prepare graphs, charts, and reports.
Perform validation activities in accordance with PPAP, FAIR and IQ, OQ, PQ.

You will need to  from a quality / inspection related background – manufacturing (cleanroom manufacturing & injection moulding preferred).  Ideally knowledge of ISO 9001:2015, PPAP, FMEA, SPC and 8D (IQ, OQ, PQ preferred) and ability to programme CMM

Kent £25-28k



Our client an independent and successful trade plastic injection moulding company producing high-quality products and components to the medical and technical markets require an experienced Quality Engineer ideally with a plastic injection moulding or cleanroom background.


The Quality Engineer has responsibility for maintaining the company’s quality systems and ensuring that any corrective actions are implemented without delay.
The Quality Engineer will support technical, manufacturing and purchasing with all of their quality requirements.
The Quality Engineer will set up and support all production data, quality documentation, calibration and drawing control, for manufactured and purchased parts.

Duties will include
Support technical and manufacturing with all quality activities.
Ensure that internal audit plans are maintained and corrective actions implemented when required.
Will be involved in the development of mutually beneficial relationships with principal customers.
Audit production and packaging processes to ensure compliance with product specifications.
Provide assistance to the Quality Manager for projects related to research and development, production technology, and quality control.
Assist with quality training of production personnel.
Maintain SOPs for all active products, and work collaboratively with members of the production department to verify SOPs.
Perform validation activities in accordance with PPAP and IQ-OQ-PQ.
Programme and operate the CMM, Vision Inspection Equipment and Force Test Equipment.

You must be from a quality related background – manufacturing (cleanroom manufacturing & injection moulding preferred) with knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 (ISO13485:2015 preferred), PPAP, FMEA, SPC and 8D (IQ,OQ,PQ preferred).
Good knowledge and use of computer software, i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, ERP Systems and Minitab.

Kent £28-30k



We understand as an experienced plastic injection moulding Setter you are looking to progress on to the next stage of your career. We have an exciting opportunity with our client, a thriving company who require experienced plastic injection moulding Setters.

Working in a busy and well -equipped mould shop with wide ranging machinery and working with a variety of materials you'd be responsible for the following:
Performing mould changes for injection moulding machines
Carrying out condition setting to optimise the moulding process.
Troubleshooting and fault-finding
First off's / Quality

Working a permanent night shift Monday - Friday (22:00-06:00), this is a very good opportunity for a competent Setter with a plastic injection moulding background to join a successful company.

Northampton £25-30k



Our client a successful and leading plastics manufacturing company requires experienced Maintenance Engineers with a plastic injection moulding machine and ancillary background. Working in a modern manufacturing facility, with a proven track record working either the Monday to Friday shift or Sunday to Thursday shift, salary range £26.6k - £31.2k

Skills/experience required: preventative maintenance, identifying and analysing faults causing machine stoppages or under performance, and making repairs/improvements. Electrical skills/qualification would be desired. Ideal would be someone who has worked in and understands the demands of a fast-paced production environment.

Key Effective Areas:
Health and Safety; operate within and help maintain, monitor and drive forward Health and Safety practices and ethos.
Maintenance: Ensure general upkeep of machinery and equipment based on the site Preventative Maintenance schedule
Production: Rectification of machine / site equipment faults / breakdowns
Continuous Improvement: contribute to ongoing continuous improvement projects

You'd need to possess good problem solving and troubleshooting skills, Identifying and analysing faults causing machine stoppages or under performance, and making repairs/improvements.

Basic Requirements:

· Knowledge and understanding of production procedures
· Awareness of injection moulding processes, techniques and implementation
· Willing to undertake specific training i.e. electrical training
· Good analytical and practical skills
· A logical and methodical approach to their duties


Bucks/Beds c.£31k



As an experienced plastic injection moulding Setter that you are looking to progress your career, we have an exciting, interesting and challenging role with our client a successful plastic injection moulding manufacturing company producing high quality, technical moulded products and components.

Working a static shift, Monday to Friday, they require an experienced injection mould Setters with good tool setting skills to work within their well-equipped mould shop

Duties will include:
Start up and shut down injection mould machines, as per instructions on setting sheets
Prepare for tool changes prior to current order completion.
Purge machines when necessary,
Set up robots.
Good Housekeeping (5S)
Optimise machine Cycle times.
Ensure parts are running to cycle.


Oxfordshire £28k



We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Setter within the plastic injection moulding industry, a forward-thinking company who identify and nurture talent!

The Setter Shift Technician will be required to accurately set and process tooling in accordance with the production schedule priorities, ensure that all jobs are completed on time and to the correct quality standards whilst meeting customer requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The safe mounting and dismounting of injection mould tools
Maximising machine utilisation & overall equipment effectiveness
Responsible for trouble-shooting
Support the safe and effective operation of mould shop equipment and the production of moulded components to the required standard
Support CI initiatives & 5S programs to drive change and process development across the shop floor
Full compliance with all company Standard Operations Procedures (SOP’s)

Vacancy Requirements:

Experience in high volume, quick tool change, short run production environment
Experienced technical setter with good knowledge of engineering polymers
Thorough knowledge of injection moulding process and moulding ancillaries
Able to work shifts (Continental shifts – 4 on, 4 off – days and nights)
Recognised plastics industry qualification (NVQ, ONC, HNC etc.)

Oxford £28-35k



Our client a specialised and successful plastic injection moulding manufacturing company providing a total plastic injection moulding service to the following industry sectors: Aerospace, automotive, white goods, electronics and transport requires an experienced CNC Miller / Toolmaker (plastic injection mould tooling).
If you have a mould tool / CNC milling background with 5-Axis machining and you are looking to join a progressive company, then this is a great opportunity!

The Role
Programming, setting and operating Roeders Tec 5-Axis milling machines to produce steel components, to a very high standard, for plastic injection moulds. (This involves accurately reading/interpreting technical engineering drawings, programming of CNC machines, accurate final CNC machining of mould parts, to a very high standard, and the final inspection of mould parts.)
Actively participating in and facilitating continuous improvements to tooling and production methods.
Maintaining and updating relevant documentation.
Working as part of a team to ensure set targets for delivery, quality and efficiency are met.
Assisting in the training of apprentice machinists.
Experience and Competencies Required

In addition to the required professional and technical expertise, candidates will be motivated and flexible with the ability to work on their own initiative. A customer and quality focus is essential. The ability to get on with others and to work as part of a team is also essential as is the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a keen eye for detail.

Experience required:
A Machinist/Toolmaking Apprenticeship.
Proven post apprenticeship experience programming, producing and the measuring of accurate CNC machined parts.
Experience of programming (5-Axis)using CAD/CAM systems is highly desirable.
Skills in one of the following: CNC vertical machining centres and CAD/CAM programming.



(Highly competitive)




Our client, a well-established and very well-run company producing a range of quality injection moulded products and components from their well-equipped mould shop requires experienced plastic injection moulding Setters.

The Role.
To provide technical expertise for fault finding and process improvements on existing injection mould tools and equipment as well as exploring new technologies for plastic injection moulding and process technologies. Automation and robotic experience is essential, you’d be working closely with other members of the engineering teams.
You’d need to provide a hands-on approach to solving product quality and tooling related problems, develops and improve production related processes, for machines, tools and to assist to reducing scrap levels.
Additionally to improve the efficiency and quality and carry out evaluations.

You’d need to have a proven track record with robots and within the plastic injection moulding industry and the ability to carry out mould and tool changes on the machines and this is a hands-on and multi-tasked role.

Ideally with hands-on engineering experience within a high volume (FMCG) plastic injection moulding manufacturing environment.
Working permanent days working in a large modern mould shop with a variety of machines that includes: Engel, Krauss Maffei, Sandretto, Boy and Negri Bossi.
A great opportunity with a successful company.

Middlesex £22-26k

TOOLMAKER - Plastic Injection Mould Tooling


Are you an experienced Toolmaker with plastic injection mould tooling experience? If you are looking for a role with responsibility and the opportunity career progression with a successful manufacturer producing plastic injection moulding products and components, then we have an exciting opportunity!

Our client is looking for an experienced Injection Mould Toolmaker to join their busy mould shop. The successful Injection Mould Toolmaker will be responsible for carrying out maintenance on Mould Tools, responding to Mould breakdowns in production and supporting the introduction of new Tooling products.
The Role:
Carry out maintenance & cleaning on Mould Tools
Carry out repairs / modifications on existing Mould Tools
Respond to Mould breakdowns in production
Highlighting any tooling improvements
Manufacture Tooling parts using Toolroom equipment

Previous experience in Injection Mould Tools required
Ability to understand engineering drawings
Ability to work to high tolerances
Ability to operate all Manual Toolroom Machinery

Surrey £Neg



Our client a specialised tooling company offer a toolmaking & precision engineering services as well as Prototype Engineering & Component Manufacture. Accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2008
utilising their engineering expertise to assist customers, to design and develop new tooling and prototypes to meet their precise specification requirements.

They require experienced and qualified Toolmakers/CNC Toolmakers, ideally with experienced of plastic injection mould tooling to join their busy team.
They manufacture high quality products supplying a variety of industries.
Responsible for the assembly, servicing and modification of injection mould tooling using hand held tools and CNC machines.

You will ideally have experience of working with plastic injection mould tooling and the ability to programme Heidenhain controls on 3 axis mills

This is an interesting a varied role with a busy and successful company, a competitive salary with a good employer.
If interested forward your CV ASAP, highlighting your relevant experience.

Hampshire £35-42k



We have an exciting opportunity for an accomplished and experienced Automation Engineer to join a successful and leading consumer goods manufacturing company. Our client requires a Senior Automation Engineer with a background or understanding of modern plastic injection moulding processes and techniques.

• To be a key member of the on-site Senior Management Team in order to effectively contribute to the success of the company.
• Create automation specification documents.
• Responsible for writing validation protocols for automation equipment.
• Issue RFQs for automation projects and/or generate internal quotations
• Manage the quality and cost of automation programs.
• Coordinates delivery, installation, and integration of custom equipment and robotics with assigned personnel.
• Responsible for continuous improvement projects within the plant. Working with plant staff to identify improvements, develop actions to address, track finances of project and supply completion documentation.
• Works with plant staff to determine processing and automation needs of the facility and provide alternatives for continuous improvement in the plant operations, oversees the research, recommendations and leads innovative improvements to upgrade equipment and processes.
• Creates positive customer relationships through results of sampling and solutions to production problems.

Ideally you will have a Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering or equivalent work experience, knowledge of the financial aspects of the business. Understanding of modern injection moulding techniques and processes.
Experience in high level, PLC-programming including data tracking, indirect addressing, motion control, and sequential function charts and a strong automation design background, including dial, CAM, continuous motion, etc.


Dorset £35-45k



Our client a long established, busy and successful Injection Moulding, Mouldmaking and Product Development company is recruiting an additional toolmaker to join their team, responsible for the manufacture of new injection mould tools as well as modifying and servicing existing injection mould tools on-site.

You would need to be an experienced Toolmaker, having recently worked within the injection mould making industry, has a proven track record and all-round machining skills for working in a flexible toolroom environment. Ideally with an apprenticeship served background and ONC/HNC in mechanical engineering or similar discipline.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reading and interpreting drawings and CAD data.

Planning and organising work to meet schedules.

Liaise with mould shop setters & supervisors

Manual Milling.



Hampshire £30-35k