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Injection Moulding Team Lead

Posted on Jun 10, 2019 by CV-Library

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£28k - £32k Annual
Our rapidly growing client design, manufacture, assemble and distribute plastic moulded parts throughout the world to a variety of industry sectors. Due to an ever increasing client base they now require an Injection Moulding Team Lead to join their expanding team.

The Injection Mould Team Lead will be required to ensure that all scheduled jobs are running to the production plan and in line with the established processes, that all products meet the agreed quality standard and that any quality issues are investigated and corrected in a timely manner in order to maintain the highest possible level of machine up-time.

Key Tasks

To work with the Shift Supervisor to plan and prioritise work in line with the production schedule

To work with the Setter to prepare for production, setting machines and confirming accurate 'first-off's' that meet the quality standards

Maximising machine utilisation & overall equipment effectiveness

Identify the root cause of moulding issues and correcting the process to resolve them

Analysing 'problem jobs' to reduce scrap to a minimum

Documenting the production process to ensure traceability of products

The correct disposition of all waste from the moulding process

Responding to red-lights and recording all corrective action taken

Support the safe and effective operation of mould shop equipment and the production of moulded components to the required standard

To actively participate in, and facilitate team effectiveness through coaching, developing and influencing others in order to continually improve performance

Highlight opportunities for training and development of others in order to support faster and more accurate diagnosis of faults

Identify, lead and support continuous improvement initiatives

Full compliance with all company Standard Operations Procedures (SOP's)

To comply with all administrative and procedural requirements of the role

To ensure Health, Safety and Environmental Policies are adhered to at all times

The achievement of agreed personal and team objectives


Experienced technical setter with demonstrable knowledge of engineering polymers

Thorough and demonstrable knowledge of injection moulding process and moulding ancillaries

Experience of carrying out tool trials, machine conditioning and process optimisation


Experience of working with Krauss Maffei, Arburg, Engel, Haitian, Zhafir, Negri Bossi

Experience of working with Efacs and Microsoft Office

Experience of continuous improvements, 5S, Six Sigma and Lean working

Core Competencies

Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise effectively

Good commercial understanding of the manufacturing process

Excellent customer facing skills, presenting in a professional and knowledgeable manner

A team player with the ability to work productively and easily with others

The ability to build effective team relationships

Prepared to work flexibly depending on the needs of the business

Responsibility for Product/Equipment/Money

Responsible for machinery, tooling and tools

Working hours are Monday to Friday from 06:00 till 14:00.

This role is commutable from Whitney, Faringdon, Oxford and Chipping Norton.

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All respondents to this position must be eligible to live and work in the UK - Automation Experts are unable to assist with the award of Visas or UK Work Permits.

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Thank you for your interest, if your experience is suitable for this position, please call the advising Consultant ASAP. NB. We cannot guarantee a response to every application

Reference: 210191431

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