Current Vacancies

Production Operators, Hilcote, Derbyshire - 24/7 Shift Pattern

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.

Extrusion 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 jobsni@radius-systems.com

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

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 £19,013 (£9.14 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...

Development Engineer - Lurgan, Co Armagh

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 jobsni@radius-systems.com

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

Maintenance Technician - Hilcote, Derbyshire, (Shift Based)

Full Time

To service, repair and improve the performance of all manufacturing equipment, analysing faults and providing a solution in a safe and timely manner to maximise machine up time.

Duties·

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

·       Service equipment to agreed PM schedules offering improvements to current schedule where opportunities exist.

·       Complete daily logs and data capture via CMMS system.

·       Carry out duties required whilst contributing to the on-going improvement of process and product.

·       Lead specific improvement projects where machine performance gaps exist by analysing data, scoping out improvements required and delivering against improvement gap closure plan.

·       Maintenance of centralised plant including chilled water system, compressed air system, resin distribution system, power, lighting etc.

Essential Competencies:

 • Time served Electrical/Mechanical apprenticeship (must have electrical qualification).

• Fault finding PLC systems.

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

• Proven ability to fault find and problem solve.

- Hydraulic and pneumatic systems experience.

Desirable Competencies:

 • Knowledge of Mitsubishi PLC’s and parker drives.

• Extrusion and injection moulding experience.

• 17th Edition Certified.

• HNC/D certificate or equivalent.


Graduate Product Development Engineer, Hilcote Derbyshire

Full Time

Are you looking for a great opportunity to join a passionate and dynamic Product Development Team? As a Graduate Product Development Engineer, you will use your skills to create or assist in creating, product designs that fulfil the company’s requirements and those of the customer/client. If you are inquisitive with a ‘can do’ attitude and an enthusiastic outlook, we will support you and help you attain your goals through sharing knowledge and our tailored employee programme of continued development.

As part of the Product Development team, using an operating procedure/framework founded on stage and gate principles, perform one or more of the following duties as assigned by the Innovation & Technology Director, the Development Services Manager, or the Project Team Leader, to support the Organisations’ goals. 

·       To work in concert with other Engineer’s or alone, as the Engineering resource to Teams responsible for delivering major development projects or multiple simultaneous smaller projects. 

·       Work closely with other Team members and stakeholders, to ensure that the product design is viewed from a system wide perspective.

·       Lead, participate in, or support, the following product development activities.

Ø Concept, planning, design and execution stages of major new products or product improvements/enhancements.

Ø Risk Assessment exercises.

Ø Prototyping and testing concept designs & engineering builds. 

Ø Pilot Production. 

Ø Design Reviews.

Ø Design verification testing. 

Ø Pre-production proving trials. 

 

·       Lead or assist in developing formal project plans with Project Team members and stakeholders. 

·       Research design options and perform trials as necessary to determine design feasibility. 

·       Interact with internal and external design / manufacturing resources to ensure design is process capable, i.e. repeatable, robust and effective. 

·       Report the status of authorised projects using the One Page Project Management procedure to ensure that any issues preventing the project from being delivered on time/in full are captured and communicated. 


We are looking for the right person and it is important for us that you have/are:

·       A degree in an Engineering discipline (preferably Mechanical Engineering) or a related technical discipline for example Materials Technology. 

·      Excellent problem solving, planning and analytical skills.

·      Excellent communication skills. You must be able to communicate effectively and engage with people at all levels both within and outside the business.

·      Numerically minded with a ‘can do’ attitude and a determination to deliver results in a timely manner.

.      Ingenuity/ Originality – willing to challenge “existing practice”. 


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