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Lead Process Engineer




Hours: Day Shift only

Up to £35-40K + Pension + Benefits

A great opportunity to work for a major international manufacturer. Due to expansion the business are looking at taking on a brand new role for a Process Engineer to support a team of 6 Machine Setters to improve and optimise the setting processes within the moulding process.

This role is a process focused role as the company introduce several new products and associated tooling to ensure client specifications are met. This role aims to add experience to the team from within the plastic manufacturing sector and give someone the opportunity to impart their own influence on the department.

Should you have a background in setting or operating injection moulding or extrusion blow moulding equipment and have progressed into more of a process focused background then this role would suit perfectly.


  • Facilitate change while solving problems and improving operational systems, processes & procedures to ensure all targets are met.
  • Undertaking trial work, managing NPI Projects, with an aim to achieve time and budget expectations, whilst providing robust Settings for use in production.
  • Providing leadership for the setters and through problem solving and continuous improvement activities.
  • Optimise production processes to gain cost reductions and improve product‐manufacturing performance through continuous improvement projects, data analysis and procedural changes.
  • In conjunction with Tool Room & Planning departments this role will ensure workflow distribution to the relevant skilled staff, including the ordering of raw materials, establishing priorities, monitoring progress, revising schedules and resolving problems as and when they arise.
  • All employees are required to maintain safe working practices by adhering to the Health and Safety policies of the company in place at any given time.
  • This role aims to help support the sites drive on its CI/Lean journey, and a candidate with experience or qualification/training in this area would be well suited
  • The ability to use organisational skills to ensure multiple tasks are prioritised and delivered to agreed objectives across the team

Qualifications and Background:

  • Recognised Injection Moulding qualification would be beneficial, although hands-on industry experience will also be considered
  • Overhead Crane Licence or operational experience
  • IT literate
  • Broad knowledge and technical understanding of all aspects of plastic injection moulding tooling and polymers
  • Experience in trouble‐shooting and process optimisation
  • Line management or supervisory experience

Lead Process Engineer

no work experience required
High school
£40,000 - £49,999

Published on 20 Dec 2021

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