Head of Moulding & Engineering

Lawson Keys
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Overview:Our client, a manufacturer of injection moulding components is keen to appoint a Head of Moulding & Engineering with strong technical experience of injection moulding processes and people management. EXPIRES 17/06/18

The role of Head of Engineering will be to manage the Moulding & Engineering department ensuring that the technical support required to meet company and customer needs is effectively provided.

For the role of Head of Engineering, you should be in a similar role, Moulding Engineer/Technical Manager/Moulding Manager and should be supported with relevant Injection Moulding qualifications (BPTA, IMT, G&A, RJG).

This is an excellent post for a technical moulding professional who is looking to add value to the company with the increasing demands from its clients.

Direct reports:

Senior Team LeaderManufacturing/Technical EngineerMaintenance Engineer

Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

General ManagementWorking collaboratively with Management team and direct reports;

Ensure direct reports are supportedSupport Sales & Marketing function throughout the sales process Support and mentor the Quality Product Manufacturing team

Working with staff and shareholders:

Ensure all staff display a level of personal presentation which reflects the Company’s imageActively participate in meetings as and when requiredEstablish & maintain active interdepartmental co-ordination, communication and cooperationWhen required, provide cover for other team members + ensure cover is arranged when absentProvide technical support to production and quality departments as may be required by them from time to timeAttend regular meetings with the production and QA departments to identify problems in current and forthcoming production, resolving any technical problems arisingMaintain awareness of developments within areas of operation and support and reinforce policies

Human Resources and Talent Development:

Build an academy culture with close links to schools and collegesBuild an apprenticeship programme that provides formal qualificationsRotate staff throughout the team, proving career development

Planning & Scheduling:

Input known requirements into budgeting processesCarry out activity within agreed budgeted levels, seeking prior approval of any necessary overspendRegularly review BUD and new orders and plan new business and trialsPlan service and calibration of all moulding machines and ancillary equipment in accordance with manufacturer's recommendationsKeep accurate, up to date service, maintenance and calibration records for all equipmentRegularly carry out vendor rating assessments of toolmakersPlan, develop and implement the Health and Safety system to ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety PolicyAct as company Health & Safety representative, making sure that Health & Safety requirements are metRequirements for new plant comes from Quotation stage… scheduled reviews

Business Development:

Working closely with the Head of Sales & Marketing and the Quality Product Director, support lead generation and business development activities;

Identification of sectors and business during sales planningProvide technical input with quotations for new and existing business Attend client meetings as and when needed

Research & Development:

Working with stakeholders and the Manufacturing Engineer, ensure the business has the technical advice it needs to manage development of new business and products

Project manage new technical developments and manufacture of tooling, ensuring the parts are delivered on time and meet the specifications agreed with the customerKeep up with relevant technical developments which may affect the company and bring these to the attention of the Managing Director and the management teamProvide technical advice and support to customersCarry out the associated metrology, and statistical techniques as requiredDevelopment and refinement of new tooling and production of new partsCarry out and supervise tooling and manufacturing trialsAssist QA in establishing requirements for gauging, measuring and test equipmentAssist Production in establishing requirements for methods, jigs, and fixturesTo provide technical input in the preparation of quotations including liaison with customer and toolmaker To undertake internal investigations into technical projects as given and to report back in a timely precise manner with recommendations taking due regard of cost effectiveness

Maintenance & Engineering:

Management oversight of the maintenance engineer, ensuring company cars, plant and machinery are services, maintained and replaced when necessary

Approve requests for new plant and machineryApprove requests for repairs and stocks of partsApprove disposal requests


Accountable for the technical manufacturing processes, working closely with the Quality Product Director to produce products to agreed standards, specifications and schedules

Day-to-day management of the Moulding Process Team Leader and Manufacturing EngineerAttend daily meeting with team to review, plan and monitor achievement of production plan Support the team in the identification and resolution of problems in current and forthcoming production Ensure that key measures of delivery performance, reject levels, stock turnover, labour performance, absence and record accuracy are achieved

Reporting & Optimisation:

To undertake internal investigations into technical projects as given and to report back in a timely precise manner with recommendations taking due regard of cost effectivenessReport adverse trends in equipment condition/Status of plantEstablish robust methods of continuous improvementActively pursue improvements to improve the cost effectiveness of the businessMaintain and develop reports such as Trouble Shooting Reports, Mould Tool Defect logs and Machine & Equipment Reports

Experience, skills and characteristics:

Leadership abilities, Organisational skills, Analytical skills, Critical thinking abilitiesExperience of leading a technical department within a manufacturing businessMould flow and tooling design experience and qualifications Experience of managing a moulding/manufacturing team Experience of managing Research & Development activities from conceptual design to trials and productionStrategic thinking, Management experienceEducated to degree level

You will be able to demonstrate:

Strong collaborative leadership. A clear communicator of views and opinions, with the ability to motivate a workforceEffective management and delegation and an ability to consult before making judgments Capable of working with staff at all levelsStrong financial acumenPlanning and forecastingKnowledge of market opportunities and changing business environmentsComplex problem solvingEffective decision makingKey Words: “Injection Moulding”, G&A, BPTA, IMT, “Moulding Technician”, “Process Engineer”, “Senior Process Engineer”, “Moulding Engineer” “Mouldshop Manager” “Setter Supervisor”, “Mould Technician”, “Process Engineering Manager”, “Moulding Manager”, “Technical Manager”


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

“LawsonKeys Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, LawsonKeys Ltd will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

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If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles.

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/81451026

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