Current Vacancies

Internal Sales Co-ordinator - Hilcote - Derbys

Closing Date: Friday, 16th March 2018

Full Time

We are looking for a confident self-starter to work as an Internal Sales Coordinator supporting the Sales function. You will provide a link between external and internal customers, creating an efficient and reliable service.

The Role: 

You will be responsible for the calculating and submission of written quotations against enquiries received via fax, e-mail, post or telephone from established and potential customers. Working within strict guidelines your aim would be to secure extra business for Radius Systems from the highly competitive, non-contract market place. You will be required to support the Area Sales Managers with leads received through the office and ensuring quotations are followed through from start to order won stage.

The Candidate: 
You will need to be confident, outgoing and a team player. You must have the ability to solve problems and have a good eye for detail. You will have a good understanding of the products Radius Systems offer to enable you to provide an efficient service. Ideally you will have Sales experience within the plastics industry. The team will be expected to fulfil budgetary targets set by Senior Management and as a team member you will be expected to make a contribution to this. You will be IT literate and will have a good standard of Literacy and Numeracy (GCSE grade A-C or equivalent in English & Maths).

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to: jobs@radius-systems.com

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 jobs@radius-systems.com 

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: jobs@radius-systems.com

Production Operator - Fittings, Hilcote, Derbyshire

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: jobs@radius-systems.com

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: jobs@radius-systems.com

Contact Telephone: 01773 811112

Industrial Engineer - Hilcote, Derbyshire

Full Time

We are looking for an Industrial Engineer to join our Manufacturing team in Alfreton. You will be responsible for recommending, directing and performing studies aimed at improving productivity and operational efficiency in all areas of Operation for the Radius Systems Hilcote site.

You will define the necessary resources (headcount/process) for capacity optimisation and work with the Operations Management team to implement and sustain Lean Manufacturing methodologies within the Operations environment. Your knowledge of LEAN tools will also be used to help identify and deliver improvements to reduce waste and improve processes.

As an expert in your field, you will support continuous improvement projects, working cross functionally to implement changes that deliver savings across the business. You`ll also recommend and develop methods and tools that support and promote improvements in the utilisation of people and processes, while supporting the introduction and integration of new equipment, processes and products.

To succeed, you`ll have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role working within a manufacturing environment, with LEAN knowledge. With a strong background as an Industrial Engineer, you`ll have strong IT skills, excellent analytical skills (with experience of report writing), and the ability to work under pressure. As you`ll be liaising with members of the Senior Management team, you`ll have the ability to deliver information in a clear and concise manner to support the growth of the business.

Radius Systems develop and manufacture innovative plastic pipeline solutions which are now commonly used in the water, wastewater, energy & power, district heating and telecoms sectors. Supporting people in the long term for the continued development and delivery of better products and services for our customers, is important to us. We take the responsibility of sharing our knowledge and experience, built over five decades, seriously.


We offer 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays). You`ll have access to a variety of high street discounts, as well as childcare vouchers, a workplace pension and many other benefits.

If you have what it takes to transform the future, with a company that values its people, then we`d love to hear from you.

All applications will receive a response.

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to: jobs@radius-systems.com

Radius Plus Site Technician, Hilcote & Newton Aycliffe

Closing Date: Friday 26th January

Full Time

We have two exciting and key positions within our Radius Plus business, duties will involve carrying out a variety of project work, one off site installations and fabrications on water and gas systems.

The Role:

•Primarily this is a field based role working on sites within the UK.

•Due to the nature of the business, we require a high degree of flexibility which will include the need for overnight stays and weekend working.

•You will be required to:

oTake the lead in the construction, testing and commissioning of new connections onto live gas and water mains.

oBe involved in planning execution and delivery of projects for customers in the installation of new utility systems

oCarry out rehabilitation of existing pipelines using a variety of techniques

oWork on both polyethylene and metallic systems

oWork within a team to develop new techniques and successfully introduce into the utility environment.


The Candidate:

Being organised and methodical by nature, you will provide essential support and assistance to the Radius Plus team, making optimum use of your skills and experience to drive the business forward.

An established team leader with GN02 or equivalent you will mentor, coach and lead your team to achieve objectives. You will also require a strong working knowledge of both metallic and polyethylene systems.

With 3 years experience of utility contracting type of work on gas and water mains, you will also have gained a working knowledge of safety legislation, site procedures, and the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.

A full UK driving licence is also essential as is a good standard of education.

Desirable Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Understanding of close fit lining technology and general appreciation of mains rehabilitation systems.

Formal accreditation in Health & Safety e.g. IOSH or NEBOSH eg. SSSTS


If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to: jobs@radius-systems.com

Assembly Operator, Hilcote, Derbyshire

Closing Date: Friday 2nd Febuary

Full Time

We have a shift based opportunity within our Manufacturing Team for a motivated and results focussed individual. You will be a strong team player with confidence and skills to deliver first class quality standards.

The role:

In the role of an Assembly Operator you will:

Comply with company systems for health, safety and environmental control auditing, near miss reporting and inspections

Assemble and pack product

Ensuring that any defective parts are correctly segregated

Enter accurate completed work receipts and data sheets onto MRP system

Ensure QA samples are submitted in a timely manner

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

Prepare work orders, bar codes, labels and SOC'S

Maintain high housekeeping standards in area


The Candidate

Good safety awareness with experience of work, including waste handling procedures

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

Experienced in working to and following work based procedures

Good communication and interpersonal skills and a good team player

Willingness and ability to cover other general duties and cover holidays within the Manufacturing department

Experience gained in a manufacturing process or production environment

Demonstrates a forward thinking approach and the ideas to improve their own efficiency

Takes ownership and responsibility comfortably to understand the limits of authority

Manual Handling trained


If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to: jobs@radius-systems.com





If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to: jobs@radius-systems.com

Development Engineer - Lurgan, Co Armagh

Closing Date: 16 February 2018

Full Time

Purpose and Summary of position: New product design, process development and technical support.

Summary:

  • 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 languages


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 jobs@radius-systems.com no later than Friday, 16 February 2018

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: jobs@radius-systems.com