Current Vacancies

ERP Support Analyst - Hilcote

Full Time

The main focus of the role is to maintain, support and develop the use of the Group ERP System.

Duties will mainly involve: 

  • Daily system checks (ERP).
  • Monitoring of System integrity and performance (ERP & Associated Systems).
  • 1st line ERP support – face-to-face, via the telephone or using the helpdesk software.      
  • Analyse and troubleshoot ERP system issues/Process reported by end users. 
  • Delivery of BI, SQL and/or Crystal Reports. 
  • ERP Administration.
  • Training and coaching ERP Users.
  • Work with the ERP Manager in the development of ERP documentation, processes and procedures.


Required Knowledge/ Skills Abilities:

  • IT literate with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in ERP Support, with proven trouble shooting and documentation skills.  
  • A team player, good written and communication abilities.
  • Good customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be a Logical problem solver with good analytic and organisation skills.
  • Must be confident, reliable and a self-starter.
  • Ability to organise own time and prioritise workload to meet deadlines and maximise effectiveness. 
  • Strong communication skills with the need to communicate clearly (verbally and written) with all levels of the organisation both internally and externally.
  • Proactive attitude in both responding to problems and pre empting future issues. 
  • SQL – Data interrogation, queries, creation/maintenance of views.
  • Crystal Reports/QlikView.
  • A proactive attitude with the ability to co-ordinate and prioritise activities with minimal supervision.
  • Working knowledge of Open Database Connectivity (ODBC).
  • Flexibility to travel to other business units within the EU.

 

Desirable Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:

  • Experience from Manufacturing or Distribution industry.
  • SQL Admin – SQL Server Administration – Highly desirable.
  • Working Knowledge of Syspro highly desirable, although other known ERP systems will be considered.


To apply for this position, please send your CV and covering note to jobs@radius-systems.com

Graduate Manufacturing Engineer- Work Placement – Derbyshire

Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity for a Graduate to join our passionate and knowledgeable team as a Graduate Manufacturing Engineer on a 12-month work placement. You will be working to support the Operations Management team in the improvement of manufacturing performance at our Hilcote, Derbyshire manufacturing facility.

What will I be doing in the role?

 As part of the production team, the Graduate Manufacturing Engineer will learn to design and develop the lean and flexible manufacturing processes required to deliver at-rate and right-first-time products to our customers. Working alongside production engineers, team leaders and operators you will use engineering and process improvement tools and techniques to develop operational excellence in the injection moulding, extrusion, and assembly processes within our business.

You will be exposed to and mentored in several types of problem solving / improvement techniques 5 why, Fish Bone, Pareto analysis, OEE analysis and Value Stream Mapping. You will also be trained in soft skill techniques such as team building, buy in skills, confidence building, meeting etiquette and format. This will culminate in you running your own projects with actual savings to the business.

During the 12-month placement, as a Graduate Manufacturing Engineer you will be tasked with individual projects targeting improvement of current production processes. You will be expected to research, analyse and create real added value in the area of production process improvement. Whilst challenging, the opportunity and real possibility that your engineering project could both contribute significantly to the organisations knowledge base and be incorporated into live manufacturing processes upon completion.

Am I who you are looking for?

To be a successful Graduate Manufacturing Engineer you will have the following skills and experience:

• The right to live and work in the UK.

• Be predicted or achieved a minimum 2:1 degree in an engineering / manufacturing / materials degree or equivalent.

• A valid UK driving licence.

• Good engineering / technical knowledge

• Be a competent PC user

• Experience of statistics and process modelling highly desirable.

• Previous experience within a manufacturing environment is desirable

• Good team player able to work well with and influence others.

  

What about the business I'll be joining?

 Since 1969 we have developed and manufactured innovative plastic pipeline solutions for the gas industry and these solutions 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.

You are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times, whilst acting responsibly towards our environment.


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. The one thing you can be sure of is that you can have an exciting and varied career at Radius, where only you set the boundaries to your success.

Salary – Circa 18k dependent on skills and experience

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...

What do I need to do now?

 Still Interested? If so, we would love to hear from you! to apply please forward your CV together with a covering letter to jobs@radius-systems.com.  We will be in touch with you after your application to tell you about the next stages.


Technical Sales Manager - Central England

Closing Date: 13 November 2019

Full Time

Purpose and Summary of position: Purpose and Summary of Position: Operating as part of a small flexible team within the fast moving CTS Business the post holder will be a focussed and driven sales professional with experience in dealing with utility companies, distributors and contractors. This is a new field based appointment designed to enhance our UK presence by delivering new business, and hence drive our growth strategy. Working closely with the CTS Director and Sales Manager you will deliver enhanced sales levels through various existing and new routes to market. You will work closely with the management team to formulate sales strategies. This is an opportunity to join a business that is financially stable, forward thinking and developing strategies for growth.

Summary :

  • Proven ability to seek out and convert new opportunities to quality sales – increase sales with both current and new customers in the UK.
  • Ensure sales targets and profitability are met or exceeded.
  • Accustomed to working from a home or remote office location you will be disciplined, consistent and effective in your professional application. You will be able to communicate effectively with the high quality support team located in the manufacturing base.
  • Possess gravitas and the ability to communicate and leverage relationships within a wide array of market sectors and broad customer base.
  • Build strong relationships with customers in the target market sectors to sell and develop the Company’s offering.
  • Proven ability to be able to understand market dynamics at various points of sale and sell to margin.
  • Develop new business opportunities through research, meetings and appropriate marketing activities.
  • Tenacious approach to following up and developing leads generated.
  • Ensure continuous growth of the UK sales market.
  • Strong technical ability and product knowledge selling a broad range of products into the civils, cable, telecoms and utility markets.
  • Prompt response to emails and sales calls, with a pro-active approach.
  • Preparation of detailed quotations.
  • Follow up, and tracking of, leads and quotations to secure the closure of deals.
  • Customer support, including liaison with the Engineering Department in response to resolution of technical issues.
  • Managing orders including liaison with Production / Supply Chain to ensure excellent customer service levels.
  • Maintain customer records ensuring pricelists are accurate and customer visits recorded.
  • Compile/analyse sales data, and produce weekly and monthly meeting reports.
  • Work with Marketing to organise and despatch marketing material for both prospective and existing customers, shows and special events.
  •  Any other duties reasonably assigned.


Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • A naturally good account manager, with an aptitude for customer service, and sales administration, combined with strong telephone skills to develop good relationships with key customers and the sales team.
  • You are likely to be educated to a minimum of degree standard with sciences (or 5 years experience in a similar role), and have experience selling standard products and bespoke technical solutions to the cable, telecom utility industries (or similar).
  • Self motivated autonomous worker, but have a real team ethos and belief in supporting colleagues to drive the products and company forward.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise a wide variety of tasks
  • Strong personality – confident and outgoing with good communication skills.
  • Excellent IT and keyboard skills with a sound working knowledge of all MS Office applications.
  • Ability to plan ahead and anticipate requirements, communicating effectively at each stage.
  • Good commercial acumen with an understanding of financials and product profitability.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential with the flexibility to deal with individuals at all levels – good customer facing skills.
  • Ability to problem solve when challenges or concerns arise.
  • A flexible attitude towards travel and working hours is essential, as is a full driving licence.


Desirable Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to converse in other languages (French, German or Russian)
  • CRM functionality
  • Knowledge of the Industry and/or Radius Systems products and services
  • Knowledge and experience of export procedures ideally within the utilities industry


VALUES OF RADIUS

Working Collaboratively

Building Trust

Taking Ownership

Seeking to Excel

Continuously Innovating


What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Sales Bonus
  • Career development and progression opportunities
  • Free car parking
  • Long Service Awards
  • Discount Voucher Scheme for major retailers 
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Closure over Christmas
  • Death in service benefit
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Health Promotions
  • Pension Contribution
  • Career Development Opportunities


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, on or before 15 November 2019

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


Contact Name: Deborah Burns

Contact Telephone: 02838446016

Maintenance Engineer - Lurgan, Co. Armagh

Closing Date: 14/02/2020

Full Time

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking various planned and reactive maintenance tasks on pipe extrusion and ancillary machinery, and will work as part of the Radius Maintenance Team in a varied and fast paced environment.

The Role

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Liaise with maintenance manager and shift supervisor to determine day to day maintenance and production priorities.
  • Complete maintenance and repairs within target times and without rework following all published procedures and policies
  • Carry out the requirements of the planned preventative maintenance program
  • Install new machinery and equipment accurately and efficiently, within required timescales
  • When required, disseminate knowledge and experience to other Service personnel
  • Ensures tool kit meets ‘minimum requirements’ and personal and Company supplied tooling is maintained to the appropriate standards
  • Comply with Company and Government legislation regarding Health & Safety
  • Maintain a clean and tidy work area
  • Perform daily in depth fault finding, diagnosis and breakdown repairs
  • Keep up-to-date maintenance records of all daily activities using current MMS system  
  • This role incorporates continental shift work 

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position.

 The Successful Candidate 

The successful candidate will have excellent mechanical and electrical skills, great problem solving skills and organizational ability, a high level of attention to detail, an ability to multitask, be highly resourceful and have good people skills.  They will be self-motivated and thrive working on their own initiative, as well as being comfortable following standard procedures and practices.

Essential Requirements 

  • Time served apprenticeship (4 years) in electrical, Mechatronic or electrical maintenance discipline. With 3 years post apprenticeship experience.
  • Knowledge of DC drives and controls
  • Must have practical Knowledge of automated control systems
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a very high level of attention to detail and thoroughness in completing tasks, while following standardized procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and perform duties within specified deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work on own initiative under minimal supervision as part of a small team
  • Strong analytical, oral/written communication, customer service and time management skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to co-operate and deal tactfully and diplomatically with a variety of people, both internal and external
  • Updating, maintaining records and generating reports.
  • Good safety awareness essential with willingness to receive training in legislation as required.


Desirable Requirements 

 Experience of working within the plastic manufacturing industry

  • Demonstrated ability to apply ‘tool room’ skills and tolerances
  • Computer literate with specific knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer
  • Multi skilled in both electrical and mechanical systems.

 

 

 

Maintenance Improvement Technician, Hilcote Derbyshire

Full Time

The successful candidate's main responsibilities will be to service, repair and improve the performance of all manufacturing equipment, analyse faults and provide a solution in a safe and timely manner to maximise machine up time.

The tasks involved in the role will include - 

•Carry out fault finding and repairs to extrusion lines, automation cells, moulding machines, ancillary equipment, downstream extrusion equipment and butt fusion equipment supporting existing day/shift team as required.

•Investigate route cause of breakdowns and suggest improvement activities to avoid repeats, communicate findings to all relevant parties.

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

•Complete daily logs and data capture via CMMS system.

•Lead specific improvement projects where machine performance gaps exist by analysing data such Barco breakdown information/workmate, scoping out improvements required and delivering against improvement gap closure plan and measuring success using DMAIC improvement techniques.

•Become departmental expert in the maintenance of automation cells, delivering performance improvements, developing and delivering a training package to shift based technicians where applicable.

•Become subject matter expert in the operation and maintenance of extrusion equipment such as auto coilers, OW control equipment such as ultrasonic’s, gravimetric’s control & extruders.


The successful candidate will have - 

  • Time served Electrical/Mechanical apprenticeship (must have electrical qualification).
  • Fault finding PLC systems.
  • Fault finding of inverter/servo drives on all process equipment.
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work co-operatively within a team
  • Proven ability to fault find and problem solve.


Ideally the successful candidate will also have - 

  • HNC/D certificate or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of Mitsubishi PLC’s and parker drives.
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems experience.
  • Extrusion and injection moulding experience.
  • 17th Edition Certified.
  • Experience of using DMAIC processes to make improvements


The role is a continuous day shift role (4 x 12 hour day shifts) and suitable candidates will be given training/exposure to fulfil the role.

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

Contact Name: HR Department

Contact Telephone: 01773 811112

Shift Process Controller/ Setter

Full Time

As a key member of the extrusion shift team, control the process in line with the manufacturing plan through effective continual maintenance of product quality to given standards.

The candidate will be:-

·       Responsible for setting and maintaining the process to standards making process adjustments to minimise material usage within agreed limits

·       Start up extrusion lines gaining specification as directed, recording line running conditions in a timely manner so that reject is minimised

·       Measure product during start up process, gaining specification to minimise material usage and wastage

·       Complete batch tracking sheets, provide paperwork with measured samples to the product inspector and dispose of samples as required

·       Ensure that all size and colour changes are carried out to the agreed production priorities

·       Carry out fault finding and running repairs in order to maintain production efficiency and keeping shift production supervision informed

·       Inspect surfaces of pipes to agreed quality plans and internal/external specifications

·       Report all NCP, line adjustments and variances to the Process Manager


The successful candidate will contribute to all business health & safety initiatives including safety/accident/incident audits in line with current Company standards and external Codes of Practice. 

They will also have - 

·    Knowledge and experience of an extrusion environment including shift working and a hands-on approach to mechanical, technical and/or engineering skills 

·    A logical and systematic problem-solver, determined to solve the root cause  

·    An effective team player who actively support steam development to improve performance

·    A motivated, enthusiastic and flexible attitude, able to adapt and respond positively to change

·    Takes ownership and responsibility comfortably with due understanding of the limits of authority

·    A professional approach to coaching/training, creates good first impression with new starters 

·    An effective and thorough communicator, both verbally and through technical documentation, able to liaise professionally at all levels across the business.

·    Enthusiastic and flexible, willing to adjust priorities in line with operational needs


Ideally the candidate will have - 

·    FLT licence

·    Able to use, understand and action IT systems as part of the manufacturing process.

·    Experience of utilising Lean Manufacturing techniques, driven by continuous improvement


Would you like to work for a professional, dynamic and fast growing organisation? If so, then please forward your CV together with a covering letter to jobs@radius-systems.com

Contact Name: HR Department

Contact Telephone: 01773 811112

Regional Sales Manager – Water (South)

Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Regional Sales Manager to join us. You will be working to support our Commercial Team in delivering budgeted sales and margin by executing our sales strategy within our Water Utility division. This post will be field based covering a large geographical area in the South of England.

What will I be doing in the role?

 

In the role as Regional Sales Manager - Water you will;

  • Build our customer network, working with existing water utility framework companies, developing information and relationships to best place Radius in future targeted water utility frameworks. 
  • Develop new relationships with other Water Utilities and contractors to identify new business opportunities in line with our Water Utility strategy plan.
  • Account manage our framework agreements through effective planning of upcoming projects with the Water Utility and associated contractors.
  • Develop and update Utility sales plans.
    • Agree and target key new and existing stakeholders and key influencers within the Utility and Contractor structure.
    • Responsible for overseeing major pipeline projects as they arise.
  • Receive and track information regarding key projects and utility strategies and spending plans.
  • Visit with our technical managers to promote product and system understanding.
  • Ensure our products are maintained in all necessary individual utility procurement and technical specifications.
  • Stay informed about tenders / projects and feeds information to other divisions within Radius, e.g. Specialist Pipeline divisions, Radius Subterra & Distribution.
  • Formulate required price / product strategy to win any competitive mini tenders/ orders.

Am I who you are looking for?

For the Regional Sales Manager role, it is important that you have/are:

  • Sales resilience, adaptability and customer focussed
  • Commercially astute
  • Ability to actively listen
  • Effective planning skills, able to maximise your time
  • Able to create leads/ options for the business
  • Comfortable dealing with day to day supply chain issues while keeping a firm focus on the long-term account management success
  • Managing and growing existing sales opportunities within framework

What about the business I'll be joining?

 

Since 1965 we have developed and manufactured innovative plastic pipeline solutions for the gas industry and these solutions 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.

You are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times, whilst acting responsibly towards our environment.

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.   The one thing you can be sure of is that you can have an exciting and varied career at Radius, where only you set the boundaries to your success.

Salary – We offer a competitive salary for all our positions

 

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...

What do I need to do now?

 

Still Interested?  If so, we would love to hear from you! In order to find out more and apply, please click below to register and submit your CV. We will be in touch with you after your application to tell you about the next stages.