Process Setter (Technical Engineer)

Lawson Keys
12 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Overview:On behalf of our client, a successful Injection Moulding Manufacturer, we are looking to recruit an experienced Technical Engineer / Process Setter EXPIRES 12/03/18

The role of Process Setter will be to prove and optimise new and existing tooling and machines to achieve Right First Time and Just in Time manufacture of plastic components using advanced moulding techniques.

For this role of Process Setter, you must have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience of setting injection moulding machines and experience with process optimisation, tool trialling and be supported with relevant moulding qualifications (IMT/G&A/RJG). In addition, the successful candidate should ideally have knowledge and understanding of automated equipment and understanding of basic machine maintenance and servicing. This post will appeal to Moulding Technicians / Process Technicians / Process & Moulding Engineers within plastics manufacturing.

This is an excellent & rewarding post for an enthusiastic & loyal individual who wishes to work with like-minded professionals and a company that places their people at the forefront of the company.

Job Purpose:

·To drive business performance via completion of technical tasks/activities related to optimising uptime of machines, tools, equipment and services

·To contribute to the identification and development of standardised working practices that optimise health, safety and environmental standards, quality performance, speed (adherence to schedules), cost and people development and performance across all technical areas

·To develop, optimise and record activities to ensure optimum performance can be achieved across all technical areas

·To proactively drive performance through the use of improvement techniques

·To minimise downtime through prompt reactive attendance, resolution and recording of machine, tool, process issues

Principle Accountabilities:


·To ensure all activities comply with the sites HSHE policy and systems.

·To manage risk assessments and safe systems of working associated with all activities including any training and Continuous Improvement activities undertaken


·To ensure the assets within the manufacturing area are maintained, repaired, serviced and set to meet specification and customer requirements with regard to product quality and optimise plant efficiency at all times

·To ensure that all records and documentation are completed and maintained to ensure compliance with company policy and procedure

Cost Control

·To drive personal and team performance related to proactive and reactive technical activities to optimise efficiency and minimize waste

·To identify equipment, process and method performance improvements and prioritise and complete corrective actions

Personnel Management

·To take responsibility for the identification of personal training needs as part of personal development plans


·To carry out any other duties, for which they have the relevant skills and experience and in which they can perform safely

Equipment Used and Technical Expertise Required:

Numerically and literally competentTime Served ApprenticeshipC&G Parts 1&2NVQ Level 317th Edition desirableKnowledge of construction and servicing of injection mould tooling desirableKnowledge of processing issues and corrective actions desirableKnowledge of tool change process desirableKnowledge of Plant Services i.e. Pumps, Air Compressors & Water ChillersKnowledge and understanding of automated equipmentReading & understanding of hydraulic, electrical, pneumatic & mechanical drawingsHydraulic, Electrical, Pneumatic & Mechanical knowledge (Fault finding, Maintenance, Servicing, Testing etc).PLC’s Programming & Fault findingPC Packages (Excel, Word & Outlook)CNC Robotic programming & fault finding desirableLifting and slingingBasic machine shop knowledgeA technical understanding of the operation and process setting of moulding machines and of, tool setting, overhead cranes, the setting of robots and material conveyorsTechnical writing skills sufficient to produce process packs to agreed standardsCompetent use of all tools and equipment necessary for task completionAble to operate, read and interpret key measuring equipmentAbility to operate iScala & Mattec to enable accurate and correct recording of work order, scrap and downtime dataPersonal protective equipment applicable to the area, environment and process of work.Must have a full understanding of CI/Lean principles and other world class manufacturing tools and techniques.Must have excellent knowledge of all manufacturing processes, including the inspection, finishing and packaging of injection moulded productsMust be an excellent communicator and a catalyst for change Supervision:

The Technical Engineer has no direct reports; however they will be managing the activities of staff during improvement activities, training events, risk assessments and the introduction of new processes and methods.

Skills and Experience

Job Skills

Relevant qualification and experience in technical disciplines related to, maintenance, tool room, setting and processingExperience working in a dynamic manufacturing/process environment preferably with a background knowledge in injection mouldingAn operational knowledge of iScala computer system and Mattec, Microsoft Word and ExcelMust have the ability to operate, read and interpret key measuring equipment (quality jigs and fixtures)A technical understanding of the operation of moulding machines.Understanding of modern manufacturing techniquesAbility to fully understand production data, analyse trends and take appropriate corrective actionBehavioural Skills

Able to set direction and communicate clear departmental/section objectives to the teamAbility to motivate and mentor colleagues effectively – excellent interpersonal skills are essentialDemonstrates the ability to make decisions where necessary taking into consideration all relevant and available informationExcellent planning and organisational skills, able to plan ahead, complete tasks on time and to the required standardTask orientated individual, a completer finisherFlexible and adaptable, with a positive attitude to change and improvementUnderstands the overall direction of the business and is able to appreciate the relevance and impact of departmental performanceMust have the ability to remain calm and objective when working under pressureMust be able to communicate to all levels in the organisation Must have the ability to deal with conflict confidentially in their area of responsibility and expertiseKey Words: “Injection Moulding”, Setter, “Injection Moulding Setter”, “Moulding Technician”, “Injection Moulding Technician”, “Process Technician”, “Setter Supervisor”, “Process Engineer”, “Moulding Engineer”, “Technical Engineer”


Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK


Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

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