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Technical Director Injection Moulding

Sierra 57 Consult
Plymouth, UK
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26 Oct 2020

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Job Overview: Working exclusively for our client, an established plastic injection moulding manufacturer on the South Coast, we are recruiting for an experienced Technical Director.

Technical Director Suitability:

·Seeking proven senior technical plastic injection moulding professionals with excellent experience & knowledge of plastic injection moulding manufacturing processes, tooling, machine tool & ancillary specification, you will have several years' expertise of primary production operations and secondary assembly applications.

·You will good strong clear, concise & effective communication & presentation skills with strong people management, development, mentoring & nurturing skills for leading a successful technical moulding team.

·You will undertake the Technical Leadership for the business and play a key role in driving the company to World Class status, promoting their current industry presence and driving both engineering change and cultural change, striving to promote and exceed upon their previous & current success and equally being extremely busy throughout a challenging COVID period, culminating in a successful & interesting past few years of significant growth.

As Technical Director, your duties will include (but not be limited to) -

·Technical Leadership of the business and reporting directly to board level

·Review and challenge all technologies currently in play within design, tooling, moulding, assembly and other secondary operations

·Produce a Technical roadmap delivering the business to World Class status.

Key contributor to annual Strategy Review for Technical Director role:

·Responsibility for the day to day Technical leadership across the company from NPI to Production Engineering and Automation to reduce labour costs, increase efficiency and effectiveness and enhance performance on Quality.

·Additional ownership of the Manufacturing operations ensuring the seamless technical performance between design, moulding, secondary operations and production engineering.

·Through the Leadership of the Technical team determine material suitability and processability, engineering feasibility and cost effectiveness for customer requirements for new and existing products.

·Ultimate Technical ownership of trials for new products, technologies, and new tooling (including the use of moldflow & DfM) from initial concept to customer approval.

·Review and develop new and/or enhance existing procedures, statistical analysis, testing, inspection and validation activities as appropriate. Contribute to the organisation's process improvement activities.

·Identify and propose ways to utilise new technology to optimise design, engineering and manufacturing effectiveness.

·Costing/budget management to maintain cost effective performance, reporting regularly to Leadership Team, to achieve KPIs and functional objectives.

·Plan and prioritise Technical resource to satisfy Customers requirements and the needs of the business.

·Ensuring a risk-free Health & Safety culture is paramount in all activities.

·Develop a Road Map to take the operational and visual performance of the Technical team to a World Class Level, whilst also contributing to driving the manufacturing technology to the next level.

To be successful in the role of the Technical Director the ideal candidate will -

·Be experienced in Technical leadership within an Injection moulding environment covering polymers, moulding, tooling, design and development for more than 10 years.

·Possess a formal Engineering or Technical Qualification.

·Have Demonstrable understanding of a wide application of technical principles in polymer injection moulding, tool design, and theories and concepts in manufacturing process technology and automation.

·Clearly display the gravitas to operate at Board Level and deal with key decision-makers in the customer arena.

·Possess experience in the sourcing and implementation of manufacturing automation.

·Have held a Management, Director, Head of Department or significant senior post within an organisation

Key Words: "technical mouldings", "injection moulding", "Tooling engineering", "Technical Manager", "Technical Director", "Head of Technical", "Process Engineering", "Managing Director", mould tooling", moldflow, "Design for manufacture", "Design of experiment"


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

Sierra 57 Consult -

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist - Plastics & Packaging

"Sierra 57 Consult 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, Sierra 57 Consult 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".

Sierra 57 Consulthas been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.
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.
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