Current Vacancies

Production Operators, Lurgan, Co Armagh

Full Time

Joining a committed team within the extrusion area you will have responsibility for the manufacture of a range of pipe products within a 24 hour/7 day week manufacturing operation

The Role:
Working to high standards of safety and quality, your remit will be the achievement of agreed target levels of productivity, the visual checking and packing of product off the line and the effective use of raw materials.

You will also be expected to use proven fault finding techniques and to contribute to the continuous improvement of the manufacturing process in order to maintain and improve standards.

The Candidate:
With experience gained in a manufacturing process or production line environment you will be able to demonstrate evidence of working and contributing to safety and quality standards.

You will have an organised approach with good interpersonal skills to make a positive contribution to a team.

Basic engineering, maintenance or fault diagnosis skills would be an advantage along with the initiative to identify and act on problems appropriately

Please note, this role will be required to work continental shifts during a 24 hour period.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Set-up and changeover of lines within set minimum targets.

  • Responsibility for machine repairs required or allocated to ensure continuity of production whilst minimizing scrap and downtime to meet targets.

  • Machine start ups when required and ensure they are up and running to within specification as soon as possible and to maximum efficiency.

  • Ensure equipment and tooling used corresponds with the details on process manuals.

  • Ensure all pre-run check lists are complete and signed off.

  • Once running to correct targets to monitor all lines and maintain efficiency and quality throughout the shift.

  • Ensuring the correct blend of materials is available at each machine and correct formulas are used.

  • Control and the acceptance of responsibility for quality, scrap levels and defects.

  • Ensure all scrap and defects are rerecorded accurately.

  • Ensuring that the company policy on health, safety and environment is followed, and that appropriate health and safety rules regulations and PPE are adhered to.

  • Ensuring the housekeeping standards of the area and especially during and after change over’s is adhered to

  • We offer a competitive salary and remuneration package, together with the opportunity to work in a modern lean manufacturing process plant.

Would you like to work for a professional, dynamic and fast growing organisation?, If so please forward your CV together with a covering letter to 

Radius Plastics Ltd are an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to:

Production Operator - Fittings

Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to join our experienced and knowledgeable team as a Production Operative. You will be working as part of our Electrofusion Team producing quality fittings for the utilities industry.

What will I be doing in the role?


In the role as Production Operator you will;

  • Operate injection moulding cells in line with standard operating procedures, including start up, wire changes and shut down of operations

  • Manufacture to customer specifications, carrying out final inspection of product to quality standards

  • Highlight to Process Controller and Team Leader if any process is running out of standard cycle time

  • Ensure all components and labels used match the bill of materials on order

  • Contribute to process improvements

  • Carry out routine safety inspections to identify and rectify where appropriate, unsafe acts and conditions and report any incident (safety or environmental) to minimise risk of reoccurrence

  • Carry out efficient inter-shift communication at handover relating to your part of the process

  • Work with others to ensure the highest standards of plant housekeeping and hygiene are maintained

  • Contribute to all business health and safety initiatives including safety/accident/incident audits in line with current legislative standards and codes of practice

    What are the hours of work?

    This position is working a rotating shift based pattern Monday to Friday, as below:

    Days, 6am till 2pm

    Afters, 2pm till 10pm

    Nights, 10pm till 6am


    Am I who you are looking for?

    For the Production Operator it is important that you have/are:

  1. Previous experience in a similar manufacturing role including shift working.

  2. Able to follow instructions and procedures; following instructions from others, and keep to schedules and procedures.

  3. Proficient in the use of IT systems, ideally with some understanding of ERP systems

  4. Able to manage your time effectively, identifying and organising resources needed to accomplish tasks, monitoring performance against set targets.

  5. Set yourself high standards for safety, quality and quantity, monitoring and maintaining quality and productivity, working systematically and methodically.

  6. Able to adapt and cope to change; working productively in high pressure environment, adepts to changing circumstances and accepts new ideas.

  7. Adapts to the team and builds team spirit, upholds ethics and values, demonstrates integrity, encourages responsibility towards the organisation, community and environment.

  8. Rapidly learns new tasks, learns from successes and failures, and seeks staff and customer feedback.

  9. Makes prompt clear decisions, takes responsibility for actions, and decisions.

What will I get in return?


As part of the Radius Group, we offer a competitive starting salary and extensive benefits package.

In addition, you will be supported and mentored building your experience and moulding your career.

Salary – Starting rate £17,400 (£8.37 per hour)

Pension - We offer a competitive pension through Legal & General, Radius will match your contribution up to a maximum of 5%. In addition, all employees receive Life Assurance cover.

Benefits - We offer a wide range of employee benefits including a Childcare Vouchers, Paid Sick Leave, Group Income Protection, discounted breakdown insurance and retail vouchers to name a few...

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to:

Maintenance Technician – Day Based Position

Full Time

A new and exciting opportunity available within our Hilcote Maintenance team.

The Role:

Activity Summary

•Service equipment to agreed PM schedules

•1st Line response to breakdowns.

•Carry out fault finding and repairs to extrusion lines, moulding machines, ancillary equipment, automated cells and butt fusion equipment.

•Carry out agreed improvement modifications to capital equipment.

•Carry out mechanical and electrical work as required or instructed in a safe and efficient manner at all times.

•Complete daily logs and data capture via CMMS system.

The Candidate:

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

•Time served Mechanical apprenticeship.

•5 years experience in similar role.

•Core mechanical skills including welding/fabrication, overhaul of pumps, fans and blower.

•Hydraulic and pneumatic systems experience.

•Competent in lifting and slinging

•Interpersonal skills and the ability to work co-operatively within a team.

•Proven ability to fault find and problem solve.

•Competent in use of workshop equipment for example lathes and milling machines

Desirable Knowledge Skills/Abilities

•Counterbalance FLT driver

•Hydraulic and pneumatic systems experience.

•Extrusion and injection moulding experience.

•Recognised electrical qualification (17th Edition).

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to:

Production Team Leader (Extrusion), Hilcote Derbyshire

Full Time

We are currently recruiting for a Team Leader who will be responsible for ensuring manpower and materials are organised and directed effectively within the production areas.

The role: 

·Organising the people resource within the manufacturing area, ensuring the right number of people with the right competence are available for work at the right time. Identifying training requirements and implementing plans to drive development and succession planning.

·Ensuring all personnel on your shift are aware of KPI’s and coaching to achieve attainment and improvement using problem solving techniques to identify root cause, and implement corrective and preventative actions.

·Act as the central point of communication on shift, directing staff to the shift priorities as agreed with production planners, focussing on adherence to schedule.

·Monitoring safety quality and production versus agreed target, implementing corrective actions as required.

·Ensuring production documentation is completed on time and is accurate.

·Resolving issues as they arrive on shift through effective use of site resources and leadership skills.

·Promoting and maintaining a safe working environment for all actively promoting incident reporting, conducting appropriate investigations following accidents, identifying root cause to prevent reoccurrence. Guiding staff to safety in the event of an emergency, and acting as emergency director when required.

·Ensure that standardised practices and procedures are followed, where appropriate make recommendations to introduce system improvements.

·Contribute to the development of the organisation through active involvement in meetings, objectives, project work, training and communications

The candidate:

•Posses the ability to lead and motivate a team of individuals, and develop them in order to meet business objectives.

•5 years demonstrable experience in a similar manufacturing environment along with working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing.

•Experience of using of manpower management systems within a manufacturing environment.

•A self motivated individual with the flexibility to adapt and a willingness to develop new skills.

•Able to deal with arising issues and solving them in an appropriate and timely manner.

•Safety awareness is essential with experience of safe systems of work.

•Good communication and interpersonal skills, both in terms of keeping people informed and providing constructive feedback.

•Able to make a positive contribution to the organisation.

•Have a passion for manufacturing and attention to detail in all tasks completed, along with the ability to work flexibly, with the needs of the business.

•Provide expertise in process improvement techniques, problem analysis, and problem solving.

•Ability to conduct effective employee appraisals setting agreed achievable objectives in line with departmental KPI’s and business plans.

•Have the ability to conduct accident investigation to root cause and implement CAPA.

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to:

Contact Telephone: 01773 811112

Development Engineer, Lurgan, Co Armagh

Closing Date: 01 December 2017

Full Time

New product design, process development and technical support.


  • Design and develop new products and processes

  • Lead product and process improvement and cost reduction initiatives.

  • Promote a culture of efficiency and waste elimination.

  • Design equipment and tooling.

  • Conduct performance testing and maintain organised records.

  • Build an insight into product performance for the purpose of optimising future designs.

  • Develop a strong understanding of plastics properties and processing.

  • Assist with preparing documentation for manufacturing, quality, product approvals and tenders.

  • Liaise with other site functions to resolve engineering issues relating to safety, environmental impact and product quality.

  • Provide Technical support to both internal and external customers.

  • Prepare & maintain development drawings and project records.

  • Liaise with customers regarding opportunities and requirements.

  • Participate in site visits relating to deployment of the company’s products.

  • Work closely with all departments within the company.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Graduate level in Engineering, Polymer Technology or similar discipline.

  • Strong engineering understanding.

  • Sound technical and commercial judgement.

  • Hands-on, results orientated, methodical approach.

  • Innovative attitude.

  • An ability to analyse problems and identify opportunities.

  • Excellent ability to communicate at all levels inside and outside the organisation.

  • Be able to work autonomously and on own initative.

  • Drive and determination to achieve results.

  • Fluency in Microsoft applications.

  • CAD proficiency and solid modelling experience.

  • Desirable Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience in the Plastics industry.

  • Experience with ERP systems.

  • Ability to converse in other European language.

Would you like to work for a professional, dynamic and fast growing organisation?, If so please forward your CV together with a covering letter to no later than Friday, 01 December 2017.

Radius Plastics Ltd are an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to:

Contact Name: Lois Stewart

Contact Telephone: 028 38 446 100