Shift Supervisor - Injection Moulding / Thermoforming

Wallace Hind Selection
Milton Keynes
£26000 - £28000/annum 20 + statutory holidays
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to the opening of our new Injection Moulding and Thermoforming production site in Northampton we are now seeking two experienced shift supervisors with relevant manufacturing knowledge. Responsibility for managing a team of 6 and on a rotating 2 week shift pattern:
07:00 – 15:00, 15:00 – 23:00, 23:00 to 07:00

SALARY: £26,000 - £28,000 base + 20 + statutory holidays

LOCATION: Northampton

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Milton Keynes, Brackley, Wellingborough, Kettering, Daventry, Rugby

JOB SPECIFICATION: Shift Supervisor – Injection Moulding, Thermoforming

Candidates must have practical knowledge of the plastic packaging industry specifically injection moulding and/or thermoforming and associated processes and have led a team of operatives.

• Responsibility for setting and operating machines from 140 to 350 tonnes producing plastic containers and tableware for the contract catering, retail and hospitality markets.
• Manage the storing and maintenance of the tooling, machinery, raw materials and finished product stock during the shift
• Work alongside the senior management team, leading and supporting the effective running of the manufacturing site across productivity, quality, H&S,
• Build team commitment, allocating work to operatives based on ability, ensuring cross training
• Observe, coach and manage all shift HR issues, identifying training requirements so that the appropriate actions can be taken
• Maximise productivity and performance to achieve set targets based on the stated ‘set & run times`, report significant deviations and maintain focus of team on outputs and goals
• Liaise with other production departments/shift supervisors to ensure clean and efficient shift handovers
• Ensure the valuation of Stock and Work in Progress is kept up to date and is accurate by assisting the Lead Engineer with monthly stock taking
• Install a team culture that is grounded in quality, safety and meeting client expectations
• Lead and monitor adherence to the Quality Management System including inspecting the of quality of work and providing input to quality documentation
• Recognise and make adjustments to machine parameters and working practices to resolve quality issues and escalate if needed
• Promote a positive H&S culture, attend H&S Committee and take active role in the overall H&S of the site, including Risk Assessment, and Safe Working Practice.
• Maintain a high standard of housekeeping including general cleanliness, clear gangways, and return of product and tooling to suitable storage locations.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Senior Shift Operator, Shift Supervisor, Shift Manager, Team Leader, Shift Engineer, Plastic Packaging, Injection Moulding, Thermoforming.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Tracey FitzGerald quoting Shift Supervisor – Injection Moulding – Thermoforming reference TF1707-45 to Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role