Plastic Moulding Technician – may suit junior

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Cork City
  • 41945775

Our client a sustainable packaging solutions provider that manufactures specialty rigid packaging products used in the food, consumer, agricultural, logistics and environmental markets is seeking a Moulding Technician for immediate start

Their site in  Cork is located in Little Island, their technical staff work a 3-cycle shift pattern, working a mix of day and night shifts.


The Opportunity:

In your role as Moulding Technician, you will be part of a highly motivated technical team; a close-knit supportive management team in Cork with the freedom to take the initiative and drive our process improvement agenda.  We are committed to opportunities for growth and development for our technical employees and have a track record of promotion from within when opportunities for career advancement arise.  

As an Injection Moulding Technician you will be expected to ensure the continuous running of the machines at the optimum cycle time to produce quality products.  We are looking for a dynamic, motivated, high performing professional who works well in a team.

Industry experience is an advantage, you will have high energy, be flexible and a team player

Overview of Key Duties:

  • Basic machine maintenance and trouble shooting
  • Start-up and shutdown of injection moulding machines.
  • To ensure injection moulding processes can achieve targeted efficiency levels, on new and existing products.
  • To drive continuous improvements ensuring product quality is maintained & good working practices are adhered to.
  • To liaise with all members of the department to ensure operations run smoothly
  • Ensure quality of production parts meets quality standards requirements
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues whilst following procedures in a timely manner.
  • Reporting of issues as they arise and works carried out.
  • Validation of the settings to the approved standard.
  • Work within the technical team to achieve OEE targets and KPI’s.
  • Assist with tool changes when required.
  • Perform line clearances and associated paperwork in line with procedures.
  • Ensure all machine and process adjustments are recorded and validated.
  • Adhere to housekeeping practices.


Minimum Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in injection moulding environment
  • Experience of SMED and 5S systems would be an advantage
  • Experience of working with thin walled moulding and IML moulding is desirable
  • Qualification in Polymer engineering or equivalent


Skills & Competencies Required/Desirable:

  • Good organizational skills.
  • Proactive and show initiative in taking on and completing injection moulding projects.
  • Self-motivated
  • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good problem solving abilities – able to identify faults and evaluate the appropriate actions.

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