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Date Added: Wed 27/04/2022

Injection Moulding Technician

Herefordshire, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £32000 - £38000/annum

Injection Moulding Technician


£32000 - £38000 (depending on experience)

3 shifts rotating (others may be considered)


MDE are hiring for an Injection Moulding Technician to join a rapidly growning mouldship in Hereford. The company boasts a full order book and will me moving to state of the art facilities in Herefore in 2022

The company are offering positions from Trainee to Setter Supervisor and are committed to formal IMT training for all staff at all levels. They are also able to provide relocation support on a case by case basis.

The company is an SME working to World class standards and require applicants who want exposure to moulding with defined processes and working with complex polymers and tooling.

This role would suit Injection Moulding Setters with existing processing knowledge and problem solving skills, able to resolve process issues and maintain production. It could also benefit setter with years of experience including leading or supervising production but looking to gain formal qualifications.


To be overall responsible person on shift. To have overall responsibility for the premises when all other Senior Management and Directors are off site which includes opening and locking up the site, as per the locking up procedure.
To mould mount applicable tools and set up processing equipment as efficiently as possible in order to deliver maximum overall equipment efficiency.
To set and keep running production from moulding machines throughout shift.
Supervision and completion of tool changes and start up procedures in line with tool change procedural documentation, setting machine parameters to the setting sheet, with sign off including the promotion of housekeeping standards.
Submitting a first off as per the the first off procedure, and related documentation, ensuring a 'right first time' attitude; including restarts.
Ensuring the Setter, Tool Hanger and Material Coordinator duties are supported and developed.
Working with the Quality Department to carry out corrective actions timely and efficiently to maintain conformity and optimisation.
Maintain and adhere to safe practices of work in the interests of Health and Safety at work.
Optimisation of output and efficiency recording setting parameters that can be replicated to achieve maximum overall equipment efficiency.
Ensuring that Operators are fully utilised at all times, issuing rework or basic assembly jobs to fill cycle times as necessary to maximise efficiency.
Actively seek to minimise scrap through process improvements, problems solving, and quick response to alarm outs, undertaking a root cause analysis and identifying and rectifying the issue. Ensure that all scrap is recorded on Mattec.
Undertake initial investigations where there has been potential misconduct or capability issues, using the Company Investigation Framework, supported by HR.
Undertake the role of Emergency Team, as described in the Fire Evacuation Policy, should the fire alarm be activated.
To participate in improvement projects and innovations for the betterment of the business.
Undertake tool trialling where required and directed by the Technical Manager.
Work with the Quality Technician and Production Manager to appraise the ability of Operators, and support in the resource allocation where required, including managing break times.
Skills & Experience:


Able to work on rotating shifts, including undertaking night work.
Experienced Injection Moulding Technician with PTIC IMT3 or equivalent qualification
Competent reach truck driver
Experience of problem solving complex technical processing issues, and finding resolutions.
Experience of undertaking new product trials, and submitting data reports as required.
Basic supervisory experience.
An understanding of working to ISO 9001 and 13485, and the AKI Quality Manual.
Experience of ERP systems
Excellent Microsoft Office skills, including Word and Excel
Excellent understanding of Health & Safety in Injection Moulding processing.
Demonstrable experience of routine maintenance to injection moulding machines to maintain production e.g. changing heater bands and replacing micro-switches

A good working knowledge of Mattec and WinMan
Experience of robot programming / editing would be an advantage, including 6-axis
At least a HNC/D in an Engineering subject, such as Mechanical Engineer or Polymer Processing

Please note all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK
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